Shopping For Holiday Decor On The Cheap

by Anna P. | December 1st, 2009 | Home Shopping, Money Saving Hints, Sales

Christmas decor‘Tis the season to decorate your home with festive holiday themed décor. Many people go all out this time of year to decorate virtually every room inside their house, and some folks really get into the spirit as they decorate the outside as well. While there is nothing wrong with that, most of us don’t have that kind of money to splurge with. Besides less is always more, especially when it comes to decorating your home for the holidays. Let’s find ways to decorate for the season without breaking the bank.

1- Take A Second Look
Perhaps you already have holiday dishes or décor that you forgot about. Discover your hidden treasures in the basement and find a way to make them new again.  Maybe you were given a set of old Christmas plates, as a family heirloom, that you would rather not use for dinner. Why not showcase them in your china hutch instead? Get creative with your options! Don’t forget to look at secondhand stores for more options.

2- Browse Close-out Retail
Places like Big Lots are a great way to discover décor options without breaking the bank. The close-out stores buy merchandise from local merchants who are either going out of business or selling extra merchandise that they can’t sell. Make sure to go shopping at least once a week, as they are always selling new items for less!

3- Shop For Handmade
Online retail websites are a great place to find a variety of  low-cost handmade gifts and décor. Here you will find a wide array of gifts, decorations, and so much more. Check out Etsy.com.

4- Learn A New Art or Craft
Now is the perfect time to take that pottery class or ornament making workshop. You will not only learn something that’s fun and make new friends, you also will save some money by making your own décor.

5- Wait For Clearance Sales
The best way to find great deals on holiday décor? Wait until after Christmas and take advantage of their winter/holiday clearance sales. You can save the new stuff for next year!

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