Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

My favorite time of the year is here once again and as always, I’m looking forward to celebrating it with cherished family and friends. It’s going to take a lot of hard work though to achieve that “perfect” Christmas so as early as now I’m already getting organized and hopefully by the first week of December everything’s almost done.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

I don’t want to cram so I’ve started shopping for gifts and I’m halfway through with decorating our house. It’s a fact that Christmas is pricey but it doesn’t have to be. You should be creative, resourceful, and frugal (in a good way). I happen to have a budget when it comes to gifts, grocery shopping, and buying new decorations and I try very hard to stay within my budget range.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

Smart Saving Tip: Starting your gift shopping early can definitely help you to save money and give you the time to make more considered purchases, without getting swept up in the crowds.

I know it’s quite hard to stick to your budget but everything seems so expensive nowadays so being practical is kind of a must to be able to save some money. We usually start putting up the Christmas tree and decorations all over the house as early as October. We don’t change our decors yearly. If it still looks nice and only needs a little dusting, we use it. Storing them properly so they look as good as when they were bought, is the key to preserving these decorations.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

The same goes with our Christmas curtains, sofa pillow cases, and table cloths. Since they’re fresh from the storage room, and have been there for quite some time, they have that unpleasant smell. Plus, their color has slightly faded.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

This isn’t a big problem since I can always use Downy. It helps keep the colors of my fabrics intact even after several washes. Using it won’t be too harsh on the fabric so the colors and the fabric itself is protected. Thanks to its new Color Lock Technology that helps prevent colors from fuzzing and fading. As for the smell, I like their new variant, Downy Parfum Collection Sweetheart. Not only does it smell really nice but it has that long lasting scent which especially suits old fabrics and decorations. It’s super affordable, too.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

Smart Saving Tip: Be practical. Instead of buying new fabric Christmas decorations every year, just look for an effective yet affordable product which can magically keep the colors of your fabrics intact even after several washes.

As for the gifts, they need not be expensive, just well thought of. It’s the thought that counts, as the adage says. Buy gifts that are practical. Those that they can actually use in their everyday lives.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

Start going to bazaars and mall-wide sales. Also take advantage of online sales. Many shopping websites are currently having their yearly sale and some items can have up to 70% discount. Your money can really go a long way with amazing discounts like those.

Stretching Your Budget This Yuletide Season

Do you have a holiday budget? How do you save money during the Christmas season? Let us know in the comments section below!

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2 Comments

  1. Sigrid Says

    November 25, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Awesome tips! Ako naman walang pang shopping so I’m now a literally stay at home mom. Hahaha.

  2. Soi

    November 25, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Great tips, Mommy Dha!

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