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Monday, December 30, 2013

Take Advantage of After-Christmas Sale

After Christmas sale offers great opportunity to stock up and get ready for the next Christmas. A lot of people like to take advantage of it to save a lot of money. Items are for sale from 50% to 75% off the regular prices.

Wal-Mart starts the sale on December 26. All the holiday stuff will be 50% off. If you want a lot of selection with some great deals, you will want to show up in the store early on December 26th. If you want to save more, wait for several days or a week for the mark down sale of 75% off but the down side is that the item you want may be gone.

Here are some of the things to consider as you visit after Christmas sales.

1. Christmas decorations and crafts for next year.
If you have never thought about it, this is the best time to save big money for next Christmas if you like to change your decoration yearly. You can usually get lawn decorations, lights and  indoor decorations  for 50-75% off   after Christmas.

2. Candy and sweets.  You can pick up all of the chocolate your heart desires after Christmas. Almost all the products are 50% off and you might get all on the first day of sale or you will not get what you want if you wait for a day or so.

3. Baked goods and supplies. Check out the baking isle for sales on cakes, cookies and cookie mixes and baking accessories. The stores want to disposed this over stock items to accommodate the new stocks for the next season.

4. Clothes and accessories. This is a great time to hit the clearance rack and get some Christmas clothing and accessories at at discount prices that can be put away until next year. You can save big money on your budget with these little tricks.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Drinking and Driving This Christmas

We have entered the most hectic yet most anticipated month of the year, and it’s not surprising if you’re already fully booked for reunions and parties this early. Booze will be overflowing for sure, and it would be very difficult to say “no” to them unless you want to be a Grinch. But you’re probably hesitating because you want to make sure you’re not too drunk to drive or be driven by a cabbie.

You think?

Between driving your car (and getting the risk of getting caught by MMDA or LTO marshals) and taking a taxi after a night of drinking, I say grab a taxi. It’s much safer and more convenient. Hard to believe, but here are some of the reasons why:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Great Ways To Downsize Your Child's Toy Collection

Christmas season is coming and it is time clear the room for those new gifts in your home. Your kids room is probably filled with toys and you probably always find yourself stepping into these toys cluttered on the floor. You may be finding yourself overwhelmed with the amount of toys your child has. If you’re feeling stressed, it may be time to help your child downsize his toy collection. If you want to get rid of your clutter then clearing out your child's room is a good place to start to give way to new toys this season. But what should you do with them once you've gather them?
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