7 Crazy Easy Ways To Save $1000 By Christmas
In today’s post, we talk about 7 great ideas and crazy easy ways to save $1000 by Christmas that will help make your gift shopping for the holiday season so much easier. Everyone panics over how to provide their friends and family with great gifts at the holidays time of the year while staying in budget.
If you find that you spend too much money on your Christmas shopping, only not just on Christmas presents but also things like Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, Christmas dinner, and the Christmas tree. We have some ideas that can help you start saving money for these things.
These tips are a bit outside the box, but great ways to accumulate at least $1000 between now and December 25th to help pay for every gift you want to give.
1. Have A Yard Sale
This is a good option to make extra cash since we all have extra junk laying around. As summer months wind down and cooler temperatures approach, it’s a great time to grab those bins of clothes the kids have outgrown, random decorations, and any junk that’s in good shape to sell with your very own yard sale.
Other popular items to sell are video games and old electronics. Another great idea is you could try selling at a flea market or consignment thrift store.
You can cut down on clutter and make a few hundred dollars in one easy morning.
2. Change Your Insurance Policies
If you haven’t updated your insurance policies, this is a great time to call and compare prices. Start with vehicle insurance, but don’t forget to check into your homeowners, renters, or health and life insurance. This is a good way to put a little extra money in your pocket for your Christmas shopping.
There are almost always better rates available, as well as things you may be able to drop from policies that are just no longer necessary.
3. Start A Side Business
Start a side business or side job doing something you love or selling something you have created in your spare time. Small businesses have been becoming more popular in the past few years. Everything from fun craft items like wreaths for decorating or handmade scarves and gloves are easy to make and great ways to make good money.
Or, if you are an animal lover, you could look into dog walking and even start your own company as a dog walker. You can set your own hours. This is another popular way to earn extra income for the Christmas season.
Another great side hustle is to sell cosmetics through a direct sales company or small businesses, make online courses, or take on a job pet sitting for your neighbors.
Every little bit helps and can easily go toward your $1000 Christmas money gift budget.
4. Cancel Your Cable Or Satellite Service
This is a great service to look into removing. They can be a huge waste of $100 or more every month. Invest in a great deal and low cost streaming service through Hulu, Netflix or even Amazon Prime and pay $10-$25 a month instead of $50-$100.
You’ll still have access to your favorite shows, but you won’t be paying near as much out of pocket. Your bank account will be happy plus it will give you a little cash for holiday shopping.
5. Cook From Scratch
Buying processed and canned foods can often cost much more than simply making foods from scratch. Take the time to put into cooking meals from scratch for your family. Plus this better way to spend more time with your family.
A solid menu plan and utilizing things like freezer meals and Crock Pot cooking can save tons of money and get you a great deal on your grocery budget that is a super easy way to save $1000 by Christmas and for the winter holidays.
6. Stop Eating Out
This is a great place to save money. Even one meal a week out for a family of 4 can average more than $40 for just entrées and no drinks. Multiply that by 4-5 weeks in a month, and you have up to $200 a month in savings just when you stop eating out.
7. Take Public Transit
If you live near a public transit system, take advantage of this and park your car for a few months. Public transit passes can easily be up to half the cost of what you would be putting into you car in gas and maintenance.
Even if just for a few months, this is a good idea and can increase savings on transportation and add to your Christmas budget fast.
These crazy easy ways to save $1000 by Christmas are just small things you can change in your daily life without frustration. A little bit of effort on your part can make this Christmas an amazing time of giving.
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Lori Beasley says
I would like to add a few more ways to save money, quickly.
1. Save your change. If something cost $1.01, give them $2.00 and then put all change in a coffee can in your room. Easily adds up to $20+ a month for me.
2. When you come out of a store, look at your receipt, and whatever it says you saved (I.e. $14.96, etc) save it. Immediately call your bank and transfer the amount saved to your savings account. Adds up quickly!
3. Have your payckeck direct deposited and have 10% transferred into your savings account.
Great tips! Thanks!