There are people who get brand new Christmas decorations every year, and you want to be at their garage sales!
You can find big boxes of ornaments, tinsel, lights, and other types of Christmas decor for only a few bucks. Make the most of your time by searching for garage sales on Craigslist. Go to the Craigslist page for your city and navigate to the garage sales page. Use the search bar on the left to search for Christmas, X-mas, and holiday. You’ll be able to see all the listings that are advertising their Christmas items. Hit all of those garage sales first to see how much you get, and then you can just drive around. Who knows what hidden gems you’ll find in your neighborhood?
Once you’ve gotten some great garage sale Christmas decorations, take care of them! They can last you for years, which is a pretty good return on something that only costs you a couple dollars. At the end of the season, wrap your breakable ornaments (because an emergency room visit for a sliced thumb isn’t budget friendly!), roll each string of lights together, and pack everything in a closed plastic container. This will keep everything safe from moisture and bugs.
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- View the whole 100 Days of Saving on Christmas here.
- Day 1, Shop Groupon and Other Deal Sites
- Day 2, Use FFD and Other Deal Blogs
- Day 3, Use Kohls Coupons for Freebies
- Day 4, Use Swagbucks
- Day 5, Save Your Change Throughout the Year
- Day 6, Recycle for Cash
- Day 7, Sell Old Items on Ebay or Craigslist
- Day 8, Have a Garage Sale
- Day 9, Create an Etsy Store
- Day 10, Eat at Home
- Day 11, Buy From the Thrift Store and Save the Difference
- Day 12, Shop at Garage Sales for New Items
- Day 13, Make Lunches to Take to Work
- Day 14,Turn Your Thermostat Up or Down
- Day 15, Shop the Dollar Store for Gifts
- Day 16, Bake or Make Gifts
- Day 17, Give Acts of Service
- Day 18, Start a Family Tradition of Volunteering
- Day 19, Stockpile Gifts Throughout the Year
- Day 20, Make a Christmas Budget
- Day 21, Drive Less During the Year
- Day 22, Trade Babysitting with Friends
- Day 23, Sign Up for Goldstar
- Day 24, Sell Your Clothing to a Resale Store
- Day 25, Sign up for Plink
- Day 26, Try Ebay, Craigslist, and Local Facebook for Gifts
- Day 27, Create Gift Baskets
- Day 28, Trade Services
- Day 29, Use Coupons at Restaurants
- Day 30, Find a Work at Home Job
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