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6 tips to making the most of your Christmas budget.

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December 4, 2018
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6 tips to making the most of your Christmas budget.

1. Pre-Christmas clean up.

There’s still time to boost your festive finances by turning the stuff cluttering your home back into spendable cash! Have a good house clearing (and cleaning) session prior to Christmas. With a little know how, you can turn your old clothes, electronics and even recyclables into cash!

There’s still time to boost your festive finances by turning the stuff cluttering your home back into spendable cash! Have a good house clearing (and cleaning) session prior to Christmas. With a little know how, you can turn your old clothes, electronics and even recyclables into cash!

Use marketplace apps like Carousell to sell off any valuables, and search out your local recycling center to help the environment while turning your trash back into cash.

2. Watch out for your Christmas credit.

If you’re running low on cash, it can be tempting to reach for your credit card, especially when it comes to big purchases. However, you’ll be quick to regret it if you’re still stuck with debt by next Christmas.

Try to limit your purchases according to your financial situation. If you do opt for any installment plans, make sure you know the full terms to avoid any costly mishaps.

3. Make a list and check it twice.

Organisation is key to success. Especially if you’re hosting any parties this season, staying organised can help immensely with staying within your budget at all times, while ensuring you have everything you need for a great time.

If you’re on a limited budget, learn to prioritise your needs, leaving the least essential items (that you can do without) for last.

4. Get handy with DIY.

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones made with love. Save on extravagant gifts by trying your hand at home made! A gift of food is always appreciated — cookies, cakes or even whole meals make great, cost effective gifts for family and friends.

If you’re not so handy in the kitchen, other options include creating a personalised photo frame with your favorite photo in it, or even recording a sweet video message.

5. Lighten your load on Christmas Day.

Hosting your very own Christmas party can be a daunting task. Luckily, there’s no need to take on everything by yourself. Share the load by turning your Christmas dinner into a potluck affair instead — have each of your guests contribute something to the table. Even simple things like having them bring cups and ice can be a big help, and one less thing for you to worry about.

6. Be on the lookout for awesome deals.

Many stores will be having seasonal deals that you can take advantage of. And don’t limit your shopping to brick-and-mortar retail stores — some of the best deals can be found online! Be smart with your shopping — shop around for the best prices and value, and don’t forget to check out social media for promo codes to help you save more.


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