Normally I like to start off the week with Money Mondays ...well Cyber Monday took over the internet ha ha. Did you all go crazy for Black Friday? Did you buy too much stuff on Cyber Monday? Did you get everyone a gift on your list? Or did you end up shopping for you because you were lured in by all the sales on stuff that wasn't on your list?
Not all the deals for Black Friday or Cyber Monday are at the lowest prices for the year. In fact, all merchandise has a season where its marked down to the lowest prices. An example would be like exercise equipment and large appliances are marked down to its lowest price in January and February. So don't despair if you didn't get the big screen TV on Friday you can save even bigger by waiting for the right season.
Are you low on cash already? Don’t give up since there are plenty of ways to still save on Christmas and gift giving. Make a plan to pay cash for the rest of the month so you don't start 2016 by making payments to Credit Cards. That's right Pay Cash for everything for the simple principle you spend less when you pay with cash. It’s super hard to part with the green stuff and you will look twice at all your purchase decisions.
Keep It Frugal will show you some awesome Christmas Gift Giving options to help stretch your dollars. This Frugal gift is an up-cycle that is one of my favorites. It’s a wine bottle that I up-cycled to make into a stylish dish soap dispenser. Pair it with some of your favorite dish soap and it’s a gift anyone would enjoy.
Instructions: Get an empty wine bottle cleaned out (have fun with that J). Then get a beverage dispenser top and some cute ribbon detail and a chalk board label which you can find at Dollar Tree. Then fill the empty bottle half way with water and add the dish soap.
I have had mine for years and it looks very stylish on kitchen sink. If you don't have empty wine bottles, ask a friend to save theirs for you or go to restaurant / bar they are more than happy to give you some. Don't you love it!
Keep It Frugal,
Hi! I am an Immanuel Lutheran Stewardship Champion but before that I was a Frugalista! I want to welcome you to Heather's Frugal Living. In my classes, you will learn my easy and savvy tips in how to live large on a small budget.