My wife is rather thrifty. I figured this out long ago, but one of the things she is accustomed to doing is heading out to local retailers the days after Christmas to purchase deeply discounted holiday decorations and storage products.
In the past, she has scored a couple of ornament boxes, a wrapping paper storage unit, and she always comes back with a few new ornaments and decorations to replace ones that didn’t survive the season.
If you’re heading out to shop and take advantage of the sales, be sure to plan out a list before going on your journey. A list in hand will keep you from impulsively buying items you don’t need. Also, try to stay true to the one-in, one-out policy. If you do find a great deal, make sure to get rid of its replacement item already in your home. Before you take to the stores (if you go at all), check out our list of tough questions to ask of new acquisitions.