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Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

| December 14, 2016 | 7 Comments

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Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

It can certainly get expensive during the holidays from shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating! Many of us have a tendency to spend and buy more than we can actually afford financially. The holiday season should definitely not break our bank accounts nor should it load our credit cards. You can actually save money during the holidays by incorporating a few simple tips that help leave a lasting impression without feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and financially stretched.

Revive Outdoor Décor

Love your holiday décor from last season? Don’t be afraid to reuse it again this year to help save time and money. To revive last year’s décor and keep it looking like new, try using OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder. It’s the perfect solution to remove dirt, dust and grime from decorations that were sitting in storage or outside since you put them away. 

Woo Overnight Guests

Fresh blankets and sheets is an inexpensive and cheerful way to help your guest feel like they’re staying at a hotel. To help freshen stale sheets and towels from the back of the linen closet, use Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ Unit Dose Power Paks in Fresh Scent for a refreshing clean. 

Take it one step further, keep a basket with fresh towels and toiletry items they may have forgotten, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. The new Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ lineup of products are sure to impress. The Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste and Spinbrush™ are the perfect combination that refreshing and clean mint flavour that provides long lasting freshness guests will love!

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Host a Potluck Christmas Dinner

Make this year’s turkey dinner a team effort! Get your guests involved in the party and arrange a potluck so that everyone pitches in. As the host, take charge by preparing the turkey and have guests bring the fixings, sides and desserts (and wine)! 

When it comes to clean-up, cut back on the time you spend in the kitchen by using OxiClean™ Extreme Power Crystals™ and Triple Action Dishwasher Booster to remove the toughest stuck on foods and stains. There’s no pre-rinsing or pre-washing necessary.

Dress to Impress

From family gatherings to New Year’s Eve parties, holiday spills and accidents are bound to happen. This year, don’t let a fear of spills and stains keep you from re-wearing your favourite party clothes. Instead, use quality laundry detergent such as OxiClean™ HD Liquid Laundry Detergent to remove any dried-on stains and keep clothes looking vivid and bright, so you can wear them over and over again.

To accessorize your favourite party outfit, pair it with your best bling! For a quick, easy and effective jewelry refresher, don’t purchase a jewelry cleaner, instead try mixing Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda with hot water and leave your jewelry to sit for a few minutes. In no time, your diamonds will be sparkling bright and looking like new.

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Schedule Some “Me Time”

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is sure to leave any host tired, stressed, and aching, even when entertaining is kept simple. Enjoy some well-deserved “me time” and opt for a hot bubble bath with candles and reach for some Rub A535 Anti Inflammatory Heating Cream to soothe your aching muscles. 

There are countless ways to lessen stress and save money during the holidays.

What are some of your best kept tips to save money and reduce your stress?

 

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  1. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I have a basket filled with treats in my guest room and a jar filled with essentials on a dresser. If that’s your bath tub I’m very envious mine is just an ittty bitty thing,

  2. Cheryl says:

    I start early, shop deals, use coupons and app cash backs to save money.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the idea of scheduling some me time, that bath looks very inviting. 🙂
    Please be aware that the tip for cleaning jewellery “try mixing Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda with hot water and leave your jewelry to sit for a few minutes” should not be used on costume jewellery as this could well ruin the backing of the crystals.

  4. Kristi says:

    I love the idea of a Christmas potluck dinner, that would be a great idea for the future.

  5. KD says:

    This year I made a lot of bunches of granola to give as gifts for teachers/coaches/etc.

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