For many people, Christmas is one of the most-awaited holidays in the entire year. There’s no denying that it’s an event looked forward to by millions around the world.
That said, we have to admit that Christmas can also be quite an expensive holiday. Here are 4 ways to save money this Christmas!
While you may be tempted to go on a Christmas decors shopping spree the moment the first snow falls outside your window, hold it.
Ask yourself: what happened to last year’s Christmas decors? If you’re like most people, they’re probably kept in a box somewhere, doomed never to see the light of the day again. If you keep buying decors year after year, not only are you wasting money, you’re also being extremely wasteful. Decors aren’t usually made to last for just a couple of months. That wreath that you bought 2 years ago could still probably be used this year to decorate your home, if only you’re willing to give it a chance.
It’s nice to see your home all lighted up in time for Christmas, but have you ever thought of the effect this has on your electric bill?
Depending on where you live, your electricity bill most likely balloons the most around the Christmas season. Of course, heaters are typically the biggest culprit for this, but you have to admit that all your Christmas lights do contribute to your huge bill as well. In order to save money, make sure that all your lights are LED and that you never forget to turn them off in the morning. After all, there’s no use keeping the lights on when the sun is brightly shining outside, right?
Buying presents is almost inevitable when it’s Christmas. There’s your family, friends, and even coworkers to give presents to in the name of good ol’ Christmas cheer.
One of the worst things you can do when you’re buying presents for Christmas is buying right in the middle of the season, or worst, just a couple of days before Christmas. Sure, it feels great to buy presents when you can already feel the season’s vibes coming, but you won’t save money that way. By buying in advance, you’re not only spreading the expenses over a few months, you’re also giving yourself the chance to buy from off-season sales and discounts.
Instead on going to two or more Christmas parties with your friends, why not just hold one big party together? You can hold a pot luck party where you all share expenses between the participants. One can be assigned to the salads, another could be assigned to the pastries, and so on and so forth.
Not only will you be having more fun this way, but you’ll also get to fully feel the holiday spirit. After all, Christmas is often said to be a season of love and giving. What better way to celebrate than to share, literally, resources with your loved ones!