As the song says it’s “the most wonderful time of the year” but also the most expensive for many.
With extra food, gifts, decorations and social events, it’s not surprising the pennies start to add up quickly. Before we know it, we’ve overspent and struggling to get through January before our next pay day.
But, it doesn’t have to be like that each year. With a little bit of savvy spending and extra money making, everyone can enjoy a stress free Christmas, without worrying about how to pay for it all.
Today I will share with you 7 ideas to save money at Christmas that I hope will help you along the way.
THE ASDA CHRISTMAS SAVINGS CARD – A SIMPLE WAY TO START SAVING
“Saving for Christmas? What”? I hear you ask!
As I write this blog post, it’s the middle of summer and 24 degrees outside. I’m sure saving for Christmas is the last thing on your mind. But should it be?
The majority of Brits are hopeless when it comes to saving for Christmas. Leaving it until the last minute is what most of us do, making the stress of the big day overtake the fun and festivities that lead up to it.
With gifts, extra food, new clothing and homewares on the list of things we spend on in the weeks before Christmas, it’s not surprising that many people go into debt to get through.
So, what if there was a really simple way that you could start saving for Christmas now?
Furniture doesn’t need to be expensive. There are lots of ways to save money on furniture, here are some of them:
1. Handles Make All The Difference
A few years ago, we were redecorating our bedroom and started to look around at bedroom furniture. There seemed to be two main options, solid wood or veneer. Both were very different styles and had very different price tags! Our existing furniture was solid pine with the traditional round knobs. Although I love solid wood, the style just felt very outdated. (more…)