Shopping with parents is always tricky, no matter what you may be shopping for. Your parents don’t always agree with you about what you want to wear or how you want to decorate.
When disagreement ensues, it’s very easy for an argument to break out in the middle of a store, which is embarrassing for all parties involved. You don’t want to be seen as the bratty kid who wants everything “their way,” and your parents don’t want to be seen as dictators.
So how about avoiding the calamity all together?
Here are some tips to avoid arguing with your parents while shopping for your dorm room…which is some of the most important shopping of your life.
Price it out.
Talk about budget with the ‘rents before you go shopping. That way you won’t set your sights on something expensive and be let down when your parents say no.
Pick it out.
Luckily, these days almost every store has a website where the majority of their products are listed. If you look at the items beforehand, you and your mom and/or dad can discuss what you like and they like. That way everyone come to an agreement before the shopping starts. It’s also good to know what you want before you get to a store so you don’t just grab everything you see.
Plan it out.
Make a game plan of what stores you’re going to and what you will get at each store. When you do this, you’ll be much more efficient in the store. Sometimes taking too long at one place is what causes arguments. If you make a plan, you’ll avoid that!
Although you are about to embark on a wonderful and independent leg of your life, you are still your parent’s little baby. Keep that in mind when you’re preparing for your big move. They just want to make you happy! So humor them when they find a bedspread they like that you do think is so cute. Just gently direct them to another one that is.
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