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Looking to save money this Thanksgiving hosting everyone in your home?
With Thanksgiving fast approaching this year you might still be feeling the after effects of the pandemic financially. So, anything you can do to save some money this fall will be warmly welcomed.
Here are some ideas to inspire you to be money savvy this Thanksgiving.
If you are organized, try to buy your necessary groceries ahead of time once you know what you need. It allows you to then freeze any fresh produce until the day itself so that there is no food waste and to save money. It will be a lot cheaper to prepare the meal yourself then head out to eat with your family.
Depending on how many people you need to cook for, try not to overdo it with regards to food shopping as you will just waste cash if you end up buying lots of food that will ultimately go to waste. It’s much more sensible to buy what you need for the amount of people you will be having over as opposed to going overboard on buying a ridiculous amount of fresh produce.
There is nothing more personal than making a gift from scratch. So if you want to save a few dollars this year then why not make your loved ones or friends a gift that is lovingly homemade by you. You might even have the ingredients or items to make your desired gift from everyday items that you have at home which will save you money.
If you want to get someone something that is perhaps a little different then there are always turkey ham gift certificates whereby you can get someone a personalized message and choose the value.
It will enable you to buy items that perhaps people will appreciate and even need as opposed to buying a random item in store just for the sake of it.
You can shop around for any reductions by shopping out of season. So when fall arrives there will most likely be sales for items that were fashionable in the summer months. If you try to buy items on sale from a different season you could then put these aside as gift options for friends or family.
As well as allowing you to be a little creative, you can also save money on decorations if you make your own. You will be surprised at what you can make yourself if you have a bit of patience and some household items.