Honestly, I am finding it hard to believe we are into November and coming up on Christmas so quickly.
It seems like only yesterday I was calming down from the rush of last year.
I think for most of us Christmas is a time where we spend more.
Presents, food, decorations and parties can all lead to extra spending.
So I have tried to come up with some quick and easy tips to help you save money this Christmas.
Don't Plan for Perfect Plan for What You Can Afford
We all have the idea of what a perfect Christmas would look like. Often the ideas come from film or TV.
However, on the most part, this is completely unattainable and at the end of the day, we left upset and down in the dumps, that we couldn't pull it off.
So forget what you see on the screens. Instead, plan what you can afford.
You might just find without the stress oh my goodness how can I pay, your Christmas ends up being perfect just as it is.
What Can You Sell?
We all have things hanging around the home, which we haven't used in forever.
So why not dig them out and dust them off and get them on eBay of Facebay and see what you can make towards your Christmas funds.
You could be quite surprised by the amount you find coming into your pot.
Vouchers, Cashback and Searching for the Best Price
If like me you do the majority of your online shopping is done online (like me).
Then you want to make sure you make the most of the vouchers, cash back and of course, searching to find the best price possible.
Utilising these three suggestions may just save you more money than you realised!
PS. If you use TopCashback as I do, they have a chrome plugin feature which will tell you when you're on a website they offer cashback for!
Catch up With Friends and Family via the Internet
These days keeping in touch with friends and family from across the world doesn't have to cost.
Use your computer or smartphone to connect with people using things like Facetime and Skype as WiFi to WiFi calls can really be done for free!
Check Christmas Delivery Dates
Sadly last postal dates are already gone.
However, it isn't too late for some places to get your presents sent as cheaply as possible.
So make sure you check up when the last postal dates are and plan your shopping around those gifts you need to buy first.
I hope these 5 tips help you save a little bit of money this Christmas.
However, what about you, what is your top tip to save money at Christmas?