The Holidays can definitely be a time where you need your dollar to stretch just a little further. We are needing extra funds for gifts, holiday meals, the basics, wrapping paper, and sending love through the mail. I have gathered up Five Ideas, that you can use to help spread your dollar a little further this year.
Make More Memories, Buy Less Stuff:
Sometimes all you need is the memories to cherish and hold onto. When we take time to create some fun memories for our families it is often those things that are remembered far more than the things that a person can collect over the years. Things get broken and lost, memories are there as you share them with friends and loved ones along the way. One way that you can keep track of those memories you have made is grabbing a Storyteller Insert from Tula XII. It gives a place for you to write down your stories, and even add a picture or too. This would also make a great gift for grandparents or friends that can’t travel to be with you during those memory making moments.
Storyteller Insert: Building Holiday Memories
Have you thought of all the things that you have that you don’t currently use? These things are taking up space in your closets, on shelves, and maybe even under the bed. If they are in good condition, why not try listing them for sell on your local classified site, or even through the Marketplace on Facebook. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This can free up some much needed space, and it could also pad your pocketbook for spreading your holiday budget.
Have you coupon shopped or bargain shopped before? Some of the most amazing things can be found in old thrift stores, or by really searching for a good deal. Take some time to comparison shop what you are looking to purchase. Many sites make it possible for you to see competitors prices. If it is something that you have been planning on purchasing for awhile be on the look out for the item to go on sale, or look for a chance to grab it at a discounted price. Some stores offer percentage off coupons throughout the year, or have sales periodically that will include the item you are looking for. Do your research.
This is one of my favorite ways to create gifts. I am a Pinterest fanatic and if there is something on there that I am capable of making myself I am going to try that before purchasing it. Many times gift from the heart mean more to the recipient then just something you can buy from the store, especially for those grandparents that like receiving little trinkets from their grandbabies. All the cute fingerprints, smudges and their own personal hand writing. I love getting those gifts as parents and they are always adorable hanging on the fridge. Don’t discount those things that you can make yourself and give as gifts. Take some time to cruise through Pinterest and then grab a Project Planner Insert and start working on those fun projects that you can share with others.
Start a Side Hustle:
This time of year any little bit helps when working through the holidays, so what about a side hustle? There are many options floating around, and you definitely need to do your research. Take some time to look at some of the options that you can dip your toes into. Some Direct Sales companies have very minimal buy in, and the commission rates for most are 25% or more. Finding the right leader to teach and train you while you work to grab that extra cash is also pretty helpful. You will definitely want to find something that interests you, because selling something that you aren’t passionate about will make it more like a job and less like some fun money in your pocket. If you are interested in some more information I would be happy to share my experience with Tula Xii, and give you some added direction, or you can check out our team Harmony Hero Sneak Peek Group for your own research.
However you can work it to spread your holiday dollar this year, make it work into your budget. If you are able to add some extra funds, think about how you can use them wisely this year. Spread some holiday cheer while making your dollar spread this holiday season.
If you would like more ideas on ways to make these five steps work for you, take a minute to hop into Cannin Plannin, VIPlanners while we chat about some of these fun ways to make our Holiday Dollars work harder for us this year.