You guys had some really great tips for saving time and money during the holidays.
While we all KNOW making a list is the right thing to do, you guys really follow through with spreadsheets and stuff! Love that!
Here are some of your tips that I plan to steal this year:
This amazing tip from @Tammy promises to keep even the busiest family organized:
“We keep a calander on our refridgerator from Thanksgiving through Christmas and the New Year with time slots posting all activities/parties, etc. these postings are copied via email/text to every family members phone or computer for easy access and reminders along with notice of what they are to bring ( for dinners, gifts, etc.)We check it daily for any new or additional postings works great and keeps everyone where they are supposed to be without double booking.”
I also LOVE this tip from @MsBulldawg – I just wonder if I can get my friends on board??:
” from years past when my boys were children, 3 of my neighborhood friiends would take turn in late November/early December doing a “dinner club” once a week. We each prepared a meal large enough to accomodate each of our families and divided it up to share. We had a night where we weren’t burdenend with preparing a meal, leaving us time to enjoy more of the festivities in our lives without the hassle of cooking.”
@Anne, THANK YOU for details of this great gift idea.I just found a yummy recipe for candy cane bark that I think I’ll try out!
” I throw together some candy cane bark, or slow cooker candied almonds, or even homemade hot chocolate mix and pop it into used (and thoroughly washed) marinara bottles (spray paint the lid silver). Throw a bow on top and hand out to neighbors, the mailman, and all those other folks whose little gifts add up!”
But of course, there is only one winner, and this week it is @Robin!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who offered up a money or time saving tip and thank you for reading Bargain Hunter!
Keep visiting in the next few weeks for more money tips, deals and chances to win cool stuff.
– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog