Easy Inexpensive Holiday Decorations

Boughs of holly? Been there, done that. This year, deck the halls with surprising everyday items you can pick up at stores you’re visiting anyway.

DIY Decorating
  • 1. Create a holiday planning binder to stay on track over the holidays.In it, place lists for gifts, cards, invitations, menus, grocery-shopping, and to-dos. Include a countdown calendar to help you plan when you will get everything finished. Spread the workload over a number of weeks to avoid last-minute stress.
  • 2. About a month before the holidays, write a list of the people for whom you will be buying gifts,ideas for what you’d like to get them, where you will purchase them, and the estimated amount each present will cost.
  • 3. Window-shop onlineto narrow down your ideas before you head out to stores.
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