How to Prepare for the Madness of Black Friday

When thinking of Thanksgiving, a few things always come to mind: feasting, family, football and Black Friday shopping. 

We can guess that in this past week you’ve probably been bombarded with endless amounts of online ads, retail newsletters, promotions and emails regarding the infamous Black Friday sales. After a day of feasting, tummy still full, many wake up at insanely early hours to take advantage of all of the sales they’ve been tempted with all week long. 

Black Friday can be the perfect time for holiday shopping for your loved ones, or even for yourself with some of the biggest sales of the year. However, with Black Friday comes a lot of craziness, and even some mayhem to say the least. 

While Black Friday can be the perfect opportunity to stock up on some low-priced goods, the sheer madness of it all can be overwhelming and sometimes pretty darn stressful. 

To truly take on Black Friday with confidence, you’ll need to know how to be properly prepared. Black Friday, although being known for its wild nature, can actually be tamed. 

So if you’re looking to stride into Black Friday like a pro, here are some quick tips that’ll help you prepare:

Make a List

Making a list of items is the best way to go about any shopping trip, especially Black Friday. With the hundreds of flashy sales going on around you, it can be easy to get carried away, so make a list of everything you hope to buy and stick to it. Make a list for each family member or loved one you’re buying for, and make sure your list is clear and concise so you don’t get lost or distracted. 

Plan Your Budget

Before you dive into those sales, always make sure to look over your account and see how much you can budget for the day. The last thing you want to do is overspend, so be sure to create a budget for yourself. Allocate a certain amount to each family member, or each category of items you plan to buy, so you don’t blow out your accounts. Know what you can afford, so you can make the most out of your budget!

Do Your Research 

Before Black Friday starts, it’s a good idea to do some research. Be aware of what sales are going on, do some price comparisons, and familiarize yourself with store return policies. Having all of this information beforehand can save you time on the day of. If you do your research before the big day, you won’t be running around desperately trying to figure out what stores have the best deals. In addition, being knowledgeable of return policies will have you coming into each store fully prepared in case the items don’t work out. 

Skip the Craziness and Shop From Home

Waking up at the crack of dawn may not be something you’re willing to do, and we don’t blame you. A lot of your Black Friday shopping can actually be done from home! Black Friday sales can be found almost anywhere online. In fact, Lull is offering our biggest sale of the year yet, with $150 off any mattress! You can buy a new bed from your old one, with just one click. Skip all of the madness, and do your Black Friday shopping online!

Relax

We know Black Friday can be overwhelming so at the end of it all, remember to take a moment to step back and take a breath. We can promise that you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for, for yourself and your loved ones, so just relax and try to take it easy. Remember that it’s just shopping and it should be fun!

We promise that you will take on this year’s Black Friday with ease with these quick tips! And if you’re looking to stay in this year and take your shopping endeavors online, then you’ll have to check out Lull’s Black Friday Sale.