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Secrets shopping malls don't want you to know

The Daily Meal Logo By Carolyn Menyes of The Daily Meal | Slide 2 of 16: All of those massive shopping carts at the front of TJ Maxx and Old Navy aren’t just there to help make your shopping easier — they’re also intended to make you buy more. Big shopping carts leave a void that needs to be filled with goods, and shoppers will continue adding new items to their cart, whether they need them or not. This is one of the things grocery stores don’t want you to know, but the need to fill a cart applies at the mall as well. To avoid overshopping, stick to a shopping list and forgo using a cart at all, opting to carry your goods in your arms instead.

Big shopping carts are there to make you buy more

All of those massive shopping carts at the front of TJ Maxx and Old Navy aren’t just there to help make your shopping easier — they’re also intended to make you buy more. Big shopping carts leave a void that needs to be filled with goods, and shoppers will continue adding new items to their cart, whether they need them or not. This is one of the things grocery stores don’t want you to know, but the need to fill a cart applies at the mall as well. To avoid overshopping, stick to a shopping list and forgo using a cart at all, opting to carry your goods in your arms instead.

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