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Saving money is a big hobby of mine, especially when the holidays roll around. One specific holiday that I have noticed is super expensive is Easter. I have worked hard to narrow down the costs of Easter. Here are my tips, feel free to use them the next time you need to fill up a few Easter baskets.
Buy the candy during sales
Candy goes fast when it comes to holidays. One way you can save money is to buy the candy during sales. Even if it is earlier than you would like, buy the candy early. The good thing about candy is that it lasts for a while! It won’t go bad and you will save a ton of money by buying it while it’s on sale.
Saving on baskets
Why do parents do this stuff to themselves? You can save a ton of money by reusing the same basket year after year. When I was a kid, my grandma used the same Easter basket year after year. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate why she did this. These things really add up!
Don’t buy the Easter grass
If there is anything I despise more, it is Easter grass. It’s so messy and I do not like having it all over my house. If you still want to do something like this, but save money, then shred up some old newspaper. You can spray paint it green if you want.
The Dollar Tree is your friend
When I am buying our kids items for their Easter baskets, I always head to the Dollar Tree. I go here because I know everything is going to be one dollar. When you have four kids, everything adds up! I love being able to shop at one store and know I am saving money. Plus, shopping here keeps me on budget and I appreciate that a lot. (Just remember the 7 Items to Never Buy at the Dollar Stores )
Make it easy on yourself financially
I’m not sure when the Easter bunny turned into Santa Clause, but this holiday does not call for you buying your kids endless toys. Go easy on yourself financially and buy your kids the basics. Keep it basic with candy, eggs, and fun. I think parents put way too much stress on themselves trying to go over the top with Easter.
How do you keep things inexpensive around Easter? I’d love to hear your tips.
I recently did a Facebook Live video the first half is about Saving money on Easter!