Only 10 more weeks until Christmas! Time to get those lists ready. Figure out your budget. Go thru your gift closet to see what you already have on hand. This tip below has saved me from countless impulse buys!
Everything from household decorations to kitchen appliances are going to be on deep discount at some point between now and Christmas. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, overspend, or buy things you really don’t need. My solution for that is to make a list and check it twice!
Now is a great time to start this. Make a wish list of things you want or that need to be replaced. Go around your home with your list open cabinet doors, look in the tops of closets, in all the drawers, and garage or storage units. As you do this you will probably find things you didn’t think of that you will add. At the same time you are going to find things on your list you had bought and forgotten all about. Mark those things off. After you have a good solid list. Make yourself a budget for every item and add it next to the item. It doesn’t have to be exact. Just list the maximum you are willing to spend on each item. If you get it for cheaper yay for you super SavEar!
To make sure you are never without your list this holiday season take a picture of the list with your phone or type it up in your favorite note taking app. This little list will save you hundreds, not to mention the time you are saving by not having to stand in line to purchase it, or return it once you realize you really didn’t need that item.
10/9 –10/16 I am dividing my earnings between my Christmas fund and Disney fund!
Swagbucks – $185.03
Ibotta – $67.21
Checkout 51 – $27.75
Total: $279.99/2 = $139.99 (Half for my Christmas fund and half for my Disney fun!)
Christmas fund money spent – $62.36
Amount in Christmas fund – $498.68
Goal – $750.00
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