When shopping for house hold items, there are many things to consider. Apart from considering the price of the item, an important aspect that one should consider is the need for the item. Just like any teenager kid, adults are also susceptible to buying stuff that is not entirely important. Adults usually buy such as this due to fads that are fueled by fashion, friends, or temporary needs.
Fashion and current trends are a major reason that makes many women buy stuff that they do not really need. Fashion is not only influential in the clothing and footwear industry, but it is also quite prevalent in the world of household stuff. Many times these fashions are promoted through multimedia channels such as the TV, printed media, and even the radio. Today there is also the social media which has taken the world by storm.
The TV is quite influential to the woman at home. A lady may watch some program on TV where she might see some particularly beautiful items and she will develop a desperate desire to also have the same items. This kind of influence is spread through magazines too. However, the social media is the most influential media today.
Social media platforms such as Facebook are designed such that friends and people of a similar social group can communicate with each other interacting using text, graphics and video messages. A friend might post a picture or a video of her using a particular item at home or she may post a picture with some house hold item in the background that will catch the fancy of another member in the social group. Due to the direct influence of a peer, and the subconscious competitive nature of humans, many ladies will want to get the same item, especially if it is trendy.
Buying unnecessary household stuff due to external pressures is particularly rampant for kitchen items. The kitchen is usually the strong hold of the woman and any woman strongly identifies with her kitchen. In many instances, women will gauge the status of their friends according to their kitchen i.e. the size of the kitchen, the aestheticism of the kitchen, the style, organization, and most definitely the kind of items present in the kitchen.
No lady wants to lack anything in her kitchen when she invites her friends to her house. A lady will buy all kinds of kitchen appliances including items that she does not really need. Ladies will want to impress by getting the most beautiful appliances from the most distinguished brands – the pricier the item, the better.
For example, despite having an immersion blender which conveniently serves all her purposes, one may want to get an addition huge stylish table top blender that will be strategically placed conspicuously on one of the kitchen ledges just for show off.
The table top may never get a chance to be used.
Having an immersion blender and a table top blender might make some economic sense if one has diverse needs and both items are necessary.