Can you believe the holidays are already upon us? From now until the end of the year it’s a blur of parties and decorating – pumpkins, turkeys, wreaths, candles and more!
The holidays are a time when savvy parents redouble efforts to stretch the budget to accommodate gift giving, costumes, and decorating. VarageSale is here to help! Here are our best holiday hacks to win “Best Decorated House on the Block” without breaking the bank.
1. Get Inspiration
Pinterest and craft blogs are great places to get inspiration for DIY holiday decorations. It helps to pick a theme and search ideas specifically related to it. For example, if you have young kids, you might choose a fun Halloween theme like witches and black cats. You can search for “witch and black cat Halloween theme” on Google Images, Pinterest, and etsy to get ideas.
2. Get Crafty
Did you know that members also sell their own homemade creations on VarageSale? If you’re the local DIY queen, why not make some extra cash by listing your decorations on your local VarageSale community?
Even if you are the only one who will see your DIY project, you can save a bundle by getting creative. Now that you’ve gathered inspiration, compare the cost of buying materials to the cost of buying new decorations. In most cases the materials will be much cheaper, and you may already have some of them around the house.
One of the keys to successful DIY projects is finding a project with thorough instructions and that fits your skill level. If you are new to DIY, make sure to search for beginner projects! Clear instructions and an appropriate level will make sure that your end product isn’t a Pinterest fail.
3. Get On VarageSale
If DIY isn’t your thing (or you’re just too busy!), check out your local VarageSale community for gently used decorations. You can start with a general search for holiday decorations, or use keywords related to a theme like “black cat decorations” or “holiday wreaths” to find just the right item. Your local VarageSale community is a great place to buy and sell Halloween costumes and holiday décor. You can enjoy the holidays knowing that you saved a bundle and your house looks fabulous.
With these decorating hacks your friends and family will be asking how you did it from now until January 1st. Just smile and say “VarageSale!”