ONLY buy what you NEED otherwise it doesn't help you save.
Saving money for the after holiday clearance is just as important to me as saving for those presents for during the holiday season.
Every month you have to stock up on household items anyway, so save and get them on clearance. When a holiday gift set for $9.98 goes half off making it $4.99 and has a shampoo, body wash and conditioner. That makes each of those 3 items $1.66. SAY WHAT! Cheaper than you pay for them normally, right?
After Christmas Clearance
This is when I stock up on household items like:
Toothpaste and toothbrushes for kids
shampoo and conditioners
paper plates and napkins ( I don't care if they are holiday)
cologne (keep yourself or your man smelling nice)
nail polish ( ok not really a NEED but nice for them pool days in the summer)
hand soap and sanitizer
Razors and shaving cream
Baking muffin tins
I also look for things that will work for the up coming holidays like easter.
Also look for wrapping paper that could be used all year round for birthdays because 50 cents for a roll of wrapping paper is cheaper than a dollar store gift bag and can wrap more than one gift. I found a great car themed one that will go great for boys birthday.
Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.