Reader Christie shared with us a tip on saving on holiday decorations and gifts all year long AND how to stay organized while doing it:
Keep your holiday decorations in bins labeled by holiday (Christmas, Easter, etc.), and at the after-holiday clearance sales, stock up not just on decor for the next year but on non-perishable gifts. Keep those gifts in the bin with the corresponding holiday decorations, and when that holiday rolls around, you’ll already have gifts purchased! For example last year, I purchased Christmas-themed coloring books, pencils, and ormanents for up to 90% off, and Easter Play-Doh eggs and Little People for 90% off.
When the holidays have come around this year, I’ve already got lots of little goodies, and I knew right where to find them. They didn’t take up any extra space since they were tucked into the decorations bins. For me, it’s a lot easier than having one big gift closet that keeps gifts for all holidays.
Don’t forget, I’m always looking for great money saving tips, so be sure to share yours!
Be sure to catch up on all the previous Let’s Save Some Money posts.