How To Get Your Home Ready For Christmas On A Budget

We all dream about having the perfect Christmas day. Snow falling outside, while all the family sits down in front of the fire, all toasty, happy and ready to finally get down to opening their presents! However, money can often feel like an obstacle when it comes to setting the scene for that idyllic Christmas day. How can you possibly create a Christmas scene to rival those in White Christmas when you are on such a tight budget? But not to worry! I'm on hand to give you some tips on how to get your home ready for the festive season without having to break the bank.

1. Plan in advance
Christmas can come early! In fact, the earlier you start planning for Christmas, the less stressful December will be for you and your family. Try to make a list of all of the tasks you need to complete in each room of the house and what items you will need for each one. By breaking the tasks down into an easy-to-read format, it should make decorating your home seem more manageable, and less like an impossible mountain that you must somehow overcome.

2. Set a budget
Make sure you actually have a budget when planning for Christmas! How many people do you have to buy for? How much will each of their presents cost? And after all the presents have been bought, how much will you have left over for decorations? Its very easy to get carried away with decorations at Christmas, so make sure you try to stick to your budget as best as you can.

3. Reuse your Christmas decorations
There’s no need to purchase a new set of Christmas decorations every year. If you have any decorations saved from previous years, ensure that you make the most of them! Also, when it comes to taking your decorations down again, make sure you store them safely and securely so that they can be reused for many years to come!

4. Make your own Christmas decorations
It’s sometimes easy to forget what Christmas is all about. Why not put your family in the Christmas spirit by getting everyone together to create your own Christmas decorations from scratch! This activity will encourage family bonding and foster your children’s creativity. It will also add a unique, personal touch that will warm your heart during the festive season.

5. Prepare and protect your home
Make sure that you properly safeguard your house from any problems that the harsh, cold weather might bring. The last surprise you want to wake up to on Christmas day is a leaky roof! Many 
roofing companies in the North East of England will be able to check your roof for any issues, so make sure you get in touch with a professional roofing contractor sooner rather than later.

- This is a collaborative post.


  1. Good points thanks

  2. Plan in advance :- Yes it can make a huge difference. Avoid the crowds, etc

    Rachel Craig

  3. Great ideas - so disorganised it's unbelievable - MERRY Christmas

  4. Set a Budget :- Seems a good idea. Though often when budget / finances limited individuals/ families will shop at stores with lowest prices.

    Rachel Craig

  5. 3. Reuse Your Christmas Decorations :- Makes sense practically and financially. Though some of the cheaper / cheapest products may not be particularly durable / sturdy / long lasting or economical in the long term. Doing an exchange / swap with family or friends could allow for variety and assist economically.

    Some decorations may be sentimental, heirlooms, etc.

    Rachel Craig

  6. great tips, christmas is so expensive good to save money where we can