20 Easy Ways to Wean Your Amazon Addiction

Are you hiding Amazon deliveries? Do you have a pile of empty Amazon boxes in your garage? Are you on a first-name basis with the delivery person? If so, you may have an Amazon addiction. 

Amazon makes it so easy to purchase almost any item you could want or need. But has this ultimate convenience turned into a problem that's busting your budget? Here are 20 ways to wean your Amazon addiction.

Stop Buying From Amazon For a Week

It's hard to go a day without buying something from Amazon because they deliver things so quickly and conveniently. But try this for just one week: don't order anything. By the end of seven days, you might realize that you don't need all those things you thought you did.

Give up Amazon for a Month

If you found giving up Amazon for a week relatively easy, try and give it up for a month. While you might not want to give up Amazon during the holiday season, give this challenge a try! See how you feel at the end of the month; you might be surprised to find that you've formed some better money habits.

Shop at Other Stores

We all love Amazon for its convenience, but it is not always the cheapest place to shop. Try to broaden your horizons and shop elsewhere to see if you need to buy everything on Amazon.

Create an Account on Swagbucks

If you know you're never going to give up Amazon completely, download Swagbucks. You can earn points by taking surveys, watching videos, and playing games that you can redeem for Amazon gift cards.

Avoid Impulse Buys

Impulse buys can really add up over the course of a month and a year! Try writing down the things you need before hopping on Amazon. Making a list helps cut down on impulses purchases no matter the type of shopping you're doing! Give this budgeting tip a try at the grocery store as well.