Monday, 8 April 2019

How to do Easter on a budget


Hey readers,



With social media being a big influence on most it can be hard not to be persuaded do things to extremes. But let's be honest most of us haven't the money to splash about. So, here are some of my tips on how to stick to a budget but still having a lovely time for Eater. 




1. set a budget. 

Sometimes it is good to plan especially when you need to budget. So, be realistic in working out what your disposable income is for Easter then stick to that amount. Sometimes, working out and writing it down is more concrete and can help keep our focus and stick to our budget. 

2. Latest deals. 

One of the best ways to save money on things that you want is to check out the latest deals online before spending the cash impulsively. There are many fab websites that can give you information on the latest deals such as Martin Lewis site or my supermarket.com which compares the prices of products with the leading supermarkets (Asda, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Tesco, Iceland, Morrisons etc). 

3. Cash. 

Another brilliant tip to keep you reined in when out shopping for Easter stuff is to take cash out and leave the bank card at home. Therefore you definitely won't overspend and you can relax knowing that you are in control and staying within your budget. 

4. Plan. 

Planning is key to winning when it comes to your budget. Before dashing about on impulse plan head and what you want to do and how much you need plus the money that you can afford to spend on items such as Easter eggs or craft. 

5. Pressure.
Don't get sucked up in the hype, I know it can be hard with pressure on people outperforming one another on social media. However, in the end, what matters is you are happy and do what is right for you. Everyone is different so don't put the expectations on as long as you have a good time and relax surely that is the most important thing. Remember Easter is only a couple of days and before you know it to be forgotten and moved on to the next thing, such is the society that we live in. 

How do you budget for Easter? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Cheers for reading X 

3 Little Buttons

10 comments:

  1. I think we look at social media and think everyone is doing it bigger and better than us. Im sure the reality is very different but it is sensible to decide your budget in advance and stick to it. #mmbc

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    1. Thanks yes social media can make you feel crap. I agree with what you are saying X

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  2. I got my girls Easter eggs a few weeks ago when they were on sale for half price! That's all they're getting. You see Easter baskets, extra gifts and all sorts online which we just can't afford and I am not making myself skint to keep up. x

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  3. Every holiday could be improved by taking the emphasis OFF the spending and instead focus on time and fun together.

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  4. Avoiding the hype is a really good idea. Making your own family traditions and not trying to keep up with everyone else. #MMBC

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  5. Honestly, we never used to do all of Easter 'stuff' growing up and I don't remember anyone else doing it. I buy my two an Easter egg but my mother in law goes all out with a big Easter egg hunt and the children end up with a stupid amount of chocolate. I think the reason Easter is celebrated in the first place has been completely forgotten by most. Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

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  6. I know my mum is the same, it's like she is auditioning for Willy Wonka X

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