The first thing you need to do to take charge of this year’s Easter spending is to create an Easter budget. Budgeting is very important if you want to avoid putting a strain on your pocket.
Write down exactly what you need and how much you want to spend. Be intentional and track your spending as you go.
Reuse the Easter stuff you have from last year. Before you buy new Easter stuff check out what you have from last year so you know exactly what you need. If you have Easter decors and baskets from last year, be sure to reuse them. Always buy things you know you can reuse.
Keep your Easter meal menu simple. You don’t have to cook a variety of continental dishes to enjoy your Easter dinner. Prepare a simple menu with your family’s favourite meals and everyone will love it. If you’re hosting an extended family dinner, you can ask everyone to bring a dish, so you won’t have to do all the cooking.
Make your own Easter baskets.
This is a great way to save some money if you love to go egg hunting with your family. Skip buying overpriced Easter baskets from the stores. Instead get ordinary baskets or even plastic bins with handles and decorate them to your taste.
Skip the gifts.
You don’t have to buy so many gifts for your kids or family members, it’s not Christmas yet. Instead of buying lots of Easter presents, use the money to do something fun together. Go out for a picnic, play fun games and egg hunt.
DIY your Easter Eggs
Always buy your eggs a week before Easter to avoid overpriced eggs.
You can also make your own Easter egg dye instead of buying Easter egg dyeing kits. Simply mix a few drops of food coloring, boiling water, and a teaspoon of vinegar and you’ll have your own DIY Easter eggs dye.
Don’t spend too much on Easter Outfits.
Yes, we all want to look good this Easter but let’s not go overboard. Look around for clearance sales and get nice outfits for your kids at cheaper rates. You can also decide to buy only one new item each for them and then pair it with clothes they already have.
Remember the most important part of Easter is to reflect and spend quality time with your family and loved ones. Happy Easter to your wallet!