Although I didn’t make the shortlist, I was absolutely thrilled to be nominated for several categories of The MADs. One of these categories was thrift, and a very pleasant surprise it was too. I get a real kick out of being thrifty, and it felt good to know that others have been enjoying my posts centred around saving money. If you’ve missed them, they can be found here. I’ve decided to write a regular post, and will be sharing my tips with you each month. Sometimes I’ll talk about brands, or products, sometimes my home made recipes and others the things I do to save cash here and there. I won’t be trying to reinvent the wheel, just passing on information. Hope you enjoy!
My tip this month is: It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!.
I appreciate there are people out there that will want to gauge my eyes out for mentioning the C word, but hey ho. I start buying gifts in the January sales, and this year have been saving £1 every single day to lighten the load come December. I’ve spoken before about my fabulous present cupboard which I could not live without. I’d highly recommend finding the space for one somehow, even if it means turfing something else out. Ours is the bottom section of a wardrobe, nothing fancy whatsoever.
As long as you aren’t too averse to the idea of Santa in September, now is a great time to grab loads of bargains. Last weekend was the August bank holiday, and a wonderful opportunity for folk to have a big old clearout. It means the charity shops and eBay are full of treasure waiting to be found for pennies.
On my travels this week I came across countless ‘final clearance’ signs offering the shopper up to 80% off. You can’t really argue with those numbers if you ask me. The summer sales are the shops getting rid of older stock to make way for the Christmas lines. Here’s the thing though, would you prefer to be given a generic Xmas boxed set or something more original? I know which I‘d rather have 🙂
Are you an organised Xmas shopper or last minute one? I’d love to do a poll via the comments section.