‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, decorative wreaths and sparkly snow, but beautiful décor doesn’t have to leave you asking Santa for more cash. Before you Use the tips below to find the perfect decorations that won’t break the bank: your bank account will thank you once the new year rolls around!
Assess Your Own Inventory: As long as you’ve got the standard items, don’t buy new, re-use! Festive décor hardly goes out of style. If you’re using holiday lights from last season, double-check your lights for safety.
Collect Coupons from Craft Stores: Grab your coupons from local papers or online with sites like RetailMeNot or Groupon. You can save big and get everything on your list. If your budget permits, buy some of your supplies in bulk.
Take a Pass at DIY: Even if your crafting skills aren’t Martha Stewart-worthy, you can still create a festive atmosphere that your friends and family will love. If you have kids, let them help out with the projects. From Pinterest to YouTube tutorials, you’ll soon be the master of the DIY Wreath.
Don’t Forget about the Dollar Store: If you have a surplus or dollar store in your town, drop in to see what they have. You may find a little here and a little elsewhere – Holiday decorations are everywhere this time of year, so keep your eyes open for the best deal.
Prepare for Next Year Right after the Holiday: Buy your decorations, gift wrap, and cards for next year at this year’s post-holiday sales. You’ll emerge from next year’s holiday rush debt-free.
Above all, remember this season isn’t all about the decorations, or even the gifts. The holidays are about spending time with the people you love. So don’t fret about spending a small fortune. Enjoy the holiday season and those you spend it with!