Thrifty Things To Do This Week – Bag A (Nearly) Free Christmas Tree
Week 4 – November 26th, 2018
Do you love the nose-tickling smell of a real Christmas tree but hate the eye-watering cost? What if you could buy a nice, bushy tree for only a fiver?
Each year, Ikea more or less provides just that. The catch is that your tree will cost you £25 up front. For that you get a nice, traditional Nordic Spruce – and a £20 Ikea voucher to spend in the new year. There is a time-limit on when you can spend your voucher – not until the January sale is over – but if you will be spending money in Ikea in the next couple of months anyway, this is a steal.
I will be back next week with a fresh Thrifty Habits Planner, instructions for Snowy Road kits and some sweet stocking-filler inspiration.
Free, Downloadable Thrifty Habits Planner To Keep You On Track
So, you want to get into the habit of spending less without putting in more effort? You need something to remind you what to do and when, so you don’t have to keep thinking about it. The Thrifty Habits Planner is a simple tool to help you do just that. Use it to pencil in which thrifty things you plan to do this week and to pin yourself down to when you plan to do them. If you take control this way at the start of the week, you are far more likely to have stuck to your plan by the end of the week. Sticking your plan up somewhere you will see it every day helps you to stay on track too.
Take time at the end of the week to give yourself a little treat as a reward for your thrifty efforts. Little splurges will actually help you to stay thrifty – read this to find out how.