MAMAMOO‘s Solar has become an exemplary idol-YouTuber over the past few years. With her channel, Solarsido, having passed over 3 million subscribers, it’s safe to call Solar a YouTube queen. In her most recent upload, Solar used her massive platform to let her subscribers in on her money saving secrets.
Solar admitted that she, like most modern internet users, struggles with the temptations of online shopping.
She began her life hack simply by telling her fans to “use the shopping cart feature,” before elaborating on her method.
Solar first said to put items in the shopping cart to get the satisfaction of impulse purchasing without the spending.
She then explained that she waits a day before returning to her shopping cart to see what items she added. When looking back she said “I wonder why I put certain things in the day before.”
She does not stop at one day however, as she said that “The next day, I go in again and do the same thing.”
This is not the end of the hack, however. Solar finished the segment by saying:
About 3 days later, I’ll keep thinking about it. Like, when I still think ‘I should buy this’, I buy it. But… Of the times that I bought things right away after putting them in the shopping cart, there have been items that were failures. And there were a lot of things that made me wonder why I bought them. They would go to waste when I throw them out. I had a lot of experiences like that. So I use the shopping cart a lot.
While a week to wait for a purchase may seem like a long time, Solar’s method definitely makes a shopper stop and think about the items they are considering purchasing. To see more of Solar’s financial advice, check out her video below: