Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Will you be decorating your home for fall? There are many people who enjoy decorating their homes to match the changing of the seasons. Fall decorating can be done without having it become painfully expensive. Here are some ways to save money on fall decorations.
Start at the Dollar Stores.
Many dollar stores will be carrying a mix of fall and Halloween decorations right now. You can find things at the dollar stores for lower prices than what the same item will cost at a craft store. If you want to get the very best deals, check out the floral department at the dollar stores.
Both dollar stores and craft stores will sell silk or plastic flowers in colors that match the season. For fall, there will also be colored leaves. Each place will have flowers in fall colors right now. Why pay extra for the same thing?
The dollar stores are also a good place to pick up fall colored tablecloths, napkins, votive candles, and cute candleholders. Stock up at the dollar store and you will spend less money than if you bought those things at the grocery store or craft stores.
Don’t carve the pumpkins!
Pumpkins make great decorations for fall. Buy your pumpkins from the grocery store where you have a loyalty card. Get it on your next grocery shopping trip, and you could end up saving some money on it. They are generally inexpensive, though, unless you select a bunch of really large and heavy pumpkins.
Avoid carving these pumpkins. If your plan is to have them last until Halloween, you shouldn’t carve them now. Pumpkins can last for a while (as decorations) if they have not been carved. Place the large pumpkins on your porch, or add some little pumpkins to an indoor table. If you must decorate them, consider painting an image onto them instead of carving them in September.
Use your coupons.
Craft stores will have some fall items on sale now. Their price won’t drop significantly until after it gets closer to Christmas. To get the best price, you should wait to purchase fall decorations until that sale starts. Use those items next year.
If you don’t want to wait, there is another way to save money. Before you leave home, take a minute to print out the coupons from the craft store’s website. Bring the coupons with you. They should help you save at least a few dollars.