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How to Save on Holiday Decorations
The holidays are right around the corner and chances are you're trying to get everything decorated in preparation. Here are our tips to decorating your home for the holidays on a budget!
Pick a Theme
Choose a color scheme or general theme to follow. This will streamline and narrow down what you need to acquire and will help you organize how you want to decorate.
Use What You Have First
First of all, go through any and all decorations you already have. If you're really looking to stay on a firm budget, buy as little as possible and go with the colors and themes you have already.
Check Online Reselling Platforms and Thrift Stores
If you need larger items, such as a Christmas tree, yard inflatables, lights, projectors, and more, check sites like eBay, Mercari, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace. Search first for local items you can pick up yourself, which will save you on shipping costs.
Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp are great places to start looking for these local, large items for low prices.
Don't forget to check your local thrift shops, too.
Check out your local dollar stores and discount retailers for inexpensive items. Remember, figure out what decorations you already have vs the ones you need to buy first, then shop. This will maximize your savings and cull needless spending.
Make Decorations Yourself
Another fun option that you can make into a holiday family activity is to create some of your decorations yourself.
The dollar store has great crafting items at very low prices. Don't forget to watch the bigger craft stores for sales, savings events, and coupons.