Most Affordable Christmas Ever

December 12th, 2010 - 

This article is about how to make a decent December and not a horrible January. In your Christmas planning, you must take care of some basic estabilshments:

1. Financial point of view: how much money I want to spend?
2. Schedule p.o.v : in how many places do I have to be on Christmas?
3. Hosting p.o.v : How many invites can I have?

Giving a gift doesn’t mean you have to buy the gift
– we generally think that the most money we spend for a present, the more obvious our feelings are expressed and that we proove our love more
– but you can express your feelings and communicate bu giving some things that do not cost a penny.
– homemade Christmas gifts are the most valuable gifts ever
– it could be anything: a card, a homemade gift, or anything that proove your love and show hoh much energy, time and talents you put
Start saving money for Christmas
– just think of the amount of money you wold like to have on december.
– start 3 months earlier and divide the amount in 3.
– see how much you have to spare in a month
– and then see how you can make the economies.

Watch sales
– since you have already the amount of money and you know how many presents you want to buy and got your shopping list, just take a look at the discounts you have in this period of time
– now you can find a lot of great stuff even in november
– just watch for the sales in this period of time and buy the presents on sale
– don’t let the shoppings until 23 of December
– it will be too late and you will be obliged to buy them at full price

Tip of the day: buy only what you need

December 12th, 2010 - 

1. Interrogate you each time you want to purchase:
– do I need this?
– if I buy it, then my life would totally changed?
– why am I buying this?
Being careful about what you buy can make you keep your life more simple and free of stuff you don’t need. Don’t buy things that you rarely use.

2. Instead of directly buy, better try

– maybe it is better to rent the thing or at least to borrow it and then you will see if you definitely would wear or like that object/cloth so much that you will wear it more than once.
3. Go shopping with a partner
– maybe you will take into considerration also his advices
– make a pact with your buddy: not to buy the thing if it cost more than X.

4. The rule of “wait”
– don’t be eager to buy everything that you suddenly like.
– take your time and then turn again in the shop the next day
– if you still love the thing after a few days, then you are allowed to buy

5. Transform the price
– let’s say that pair of shoes costs 100 euros.
– think of what could you buy with this amount if you don’t have to desperately buy the shoes?
– if it is really impossible to do so, buy it but then try to reduce the costs from other purchases

6. Make your money inaccesible
– to temper impulse buys it is better not to have cash with you
– better take a tour of the shop and take a careful look at what you would really buy