Christmasing Tips & Tricks

I know Christmasing can be overwhelming for many. Since I’m a Christmas Freak, I’m always finding ways to make each year a wee bit easier so I wanted to put together some of my tips to make getting through the season easier. And for For all you Crazy Christmasers….Join me on the Crazy Train. CHOO CHOO! Let me know if you have any tips to add, I’d love to add them to my list!

Check out my First Post on “How to Keep your Christmas Tree Alive” and we’ll go from there 😉


DECOR:

Here’s my secret: THE DOLLAR STORE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND!
Not only do they sell ornaments, home decor, garlands, bows, candles, etc.. but they make it so easy to make your own decorations. Just Google Dollar Store Holiday Crafts and tons of stuff will cme up.
Almost all of my Decor Crafts are Dollar Store Creations:

DIY Dollar Store Wreath

Dollar Store Garland: Just some Ornaments I already had used last year, strung on a floral wire:
 It’s prettier in person than in the pics :)

But seriously, a little goes a long way. I made these garland Red and Gold Trees for $2 each.

 

Next Up: Gifts!
Again, Christmas doesn’t have to cost a fortune, if you do it right. I’m cheap a bargain shopper so I make sure I save as much as I can.

1) Start Shopping Early – Cuts down on costs majorly!
2) BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY – I spent $40 at Kohls and bought all the toys for the kids….I Saved $78. It makes a difference. It’s a pain in the ass but it’s worth it.
3) Check Facebook Pages for the company you are shopping at for a DISCOUNT CODE! Use Save1.com (A portion of commission goes to fight child hunger!) Or use Retail Me Not to search out a code. I almost never pay full price this way.

Finally:Fun Activities without breaking the bank:

1) CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – Free
One of our favorite holiday traditions is driving around looking at Christmas lights. Christmas Light Finder is a great website to tell you the BEST houses and neighborhoods to visit. Check local websites also.
*Make some Hot Apple Cider, Popcorn, & M&M’s, and cruise around the coolest neighborhoods checking out who decked the halls the best. Kaylin asks to do this every night during the holidays and I am more than happy to oblige.

2) Movies:
Christmas Movies are my FAVORITE! Here’s a list of ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule. Cost – FREE

Hope you enjoyed these tips. I have more on the way. #CHRISTMASFREAK 😉

Oh and if you need to make life really easy, enter to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Stanley Steemer to get those floors cleaned for the holidays!

Comments

  1. The Dollar Store is a great place for decor!

  2. Such awesome tips!! The dollar store rocks and I love that you made so many cute pieces with your findings!! Love the ornament garland!!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Xoxo
    Maria

  3. The Dollar Store is a great place to save on lots of things year round!! Great tips!!

  4. Thank you for the great tips. I love the dollar store.

  5. I always forget to check out the dollar store. Your garland is fantastic btw!!

  6. Great tips! I also LOVE the dollar store! :-)

  7. I love the Dollar Store and the Dollar Tree – Crafting supplies soooo cheap! :)

  8. Thanks for the tips!

  9. That wreath you made is gorgeous! I love making stuff from cheap stuff at the Dollar Tree!

    Dawn

  10. Love the word “Christmasing” – I’ll be watching all the TV programs AND love the wreath.

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