How to Shop Black Friday Without Hating Your Life

Don't panic. Yes, Black Friday is quickly approaching, but despite what terrifying YouTube videos may suggest, it is actually possible to navigate the shopping day relatively stress-free. The key is to have a few tricks up your sleeve. With proper preparation and a plan to get you through any possible craziness, you'll be able to score hidden gems with the best of them.

To help you make it through Black Friday as easily as possible, we're breaking it down to help you know exactly what you'll need to do to come away unscathed—and maybe even proud of the pieces you've picked up. Armed with our list of nine tricks, you'll end up saving time, money, and a whole lot of heartbreak too. Ready to get down to business?

Read on for nine tips to help you survive black Friday, along with a little shopping to help you kick things off!