6 Ways to Prepare For Next Holiday Season

Over the years I have learned a thing or two about holiday shopping.  I hinted to it in my last post The O’Neil Home – Holiday Tour.  Did you pick up on it?  The lesson is:

The best time to get holidays deals is after the holidays.

You are probably saying, “How am I going to pull gift-giving off, if the holiday has already passed?

Retailers are known to slash their prices after the holidays, to clear inventory for year-end.  This means there are ways you can take advantage of these sales, to better position yourself for next year’s holiday.

Here are 6 things you can be buying now, to save yourself the trouble (and money) for next year.

6 Ways to Prepare For Next Holiday Season

The next tip is:

Pack these purchased items away with your holiday decorations.  

This way you will find them when you began decorating after Thanksgiving.  The best part is, most of the time you forget about these purchases, until you are reintroduced when you began decorating.  I have purchased wrapping paper in bulk, saving over 60% off.  That same wrapping paper has gotten me through numerous holidays.  Not to mention stocking up on Crate and Barrel ornaments for our future tree, the year before we moved in together.  Our tree is almost 75% of the initial price it would have cost us, to decorate with those ornaments purchased a few months before the holiday.

Enjoy the holiday, and then hop on those sales on Dec. 26th!  There are some savings to be had!

See you on the other side in 2015!  Happy New Year!

Comments (8)

  1. Lauren

    I love stocking up on decorations for next year! Then when I take out the Christmas boxes the next year, I get so excited to see what I had bought! (since I usually forget!) 😉

  2. Jeannine (Post author)

    I am the same way! It is how I accumulate such an array of holiday decorations. It is equally as exciting when you realize you don’t have to buy ribbon, bows or wrapping paper too. I was just looking at my stash and it looks like the wrapping paper (bought last year) will get me through another year. However, I do need to invest in holiday gift bags and cards are always on the list.

  3. Ana (@MommysBundle)

    Such a great way to save tons, but we always forget to do this!!

  4. DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

    I always enjoy stocking up after the holidays for what I need in the coming year. I know I need more boxes and gift bags this year for next already.

  5. Jeannine (Post author)

    Glad to be your little reminder Ana! Have a Happy Holiday!

  6. Jeannine (Post author)

    This is great Dear Creatives! I love to hear others doing it as well! It is such a smart and savvy tip that saves tremendously!

  7. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    I’m planning to do some shopping after the holidays to see if I can find any deals. Hopefully I’ll be moving next year, so it would be a good idea to get some new holiday decorations on clearance instead of paying full price next year.

    Thanks for joining us for Hump Day Happenings. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Jeannine (Post author)

    Good luck on your holiday decor search and the move! Thanks for hosting Hump Day Happenings!

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