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December 20, 2008

Declutter Your Finances Part 2

Filed under: declutter, Finance, home, lifestyle, Organisation, organization, organize — inspiredhoney @ 12:38 am

Chat with friends and neighbours, and figure out how you can save a little money by pooling your resources together. Perhaps a neighbourhood DVD library so everyone can borrow movies. A great way to save some money, meet your neighbours and save the price of a movie and that mad-expensive popcorn.

Want to redecorate your living room, but don’t want to spend the money on new furniture? Instead, trade couches with a friend or family member and save $2,000! If are both in similar condition, and you have similar taste – everyone wins!

Get creative for gift-giving! Use the plums from your plum tree to make jelly and jam for all your friends instead of spending $350 on gifts. Say $30 for buying the cans or jars, the sugar and wrapping paper. Use your printer to personalise the label. Great activity that the kids can be involved in too.

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December 10, 2008

Declutter Your Finances Part 1

·        Make a little money from all the stuff that’s lying around. Designer-label clothing and shoes, musical instruments, collectibles, sporting goods and even car parts can all generate a good amount of money on online auction sites or in consignment stores. Every little bit helps!

·        Chat with friends and neighbours, and figure out how you can save a little money by pooling your resources together. Organise a neighbourhood DVD library so everyone can borrow movies. It’s a great way to save some money, meet your neighbours and save the price of a movie and crazy-expensive popcorn.

·       Enlist the help of the whole family and collect every magazine and catalogue you can find in the house, gather them in one room and arrange them into piles. Decide what magazines and catalogues you just don’t need or read anymore. Go online or call to immediately cancel the subscriptions.

December 2, 2008

Other Ideas For Christmas

Other Ideas

Any parent would love to receive a family portrait

  i-pod accessories

• Ten Pin Bowling

• Surf lessons or Extreme activities in your area

• Golf or Putt Putt

• • Harbour coffee cruises, river cruises

• family zoo pass

Beauty treatments are a delicious indulgence.

• Driving lessons

• Have a grandparent that doesn’t see their grand kids often? Put a photo on a mug and they can enjoy them and the cup of tea! Have a father who’s just discovered computers? Put a funny photo from your childhood on a mouse pad.

 

If you prefer a more personal touch: handmade chocolates, cake, biscuits or decorations. A selection of handmade cards to use throughout the year will make a lasting impression.

Instead of the gift exchange, start a new tradition with extended family. Combine resources to donate to a charity OR do a draw to buy for one person up to a set amount (eg $100) instead of buying for all. OR just buy for the children…

Create a Gift List and keep it handy. List all the people you have to buy for, as well as their size, likes, dislikes and previous gifts given. Take it with you shopping as a reference. No more doubling up or last minute dash for a forgotten gift!

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