Good morning, savvy savers! If you are anything life myself, you are always coming up with new ideas on how to pinch your pennies, and save your cents!
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need a quick gift, but don’t have the time or maybe even the money to run to the store? Maybe it is a quick birthday gift you need, or a housewarming or hostess gift. There is a solution to this common dilemma- create a simple gift closet! A gift closet is just what it sounds like, a closet full of thoughtful yet inexpensive gifts ready for when you need them. Not sure where to begin? Be sure to check out my suggestions below on how to create a gift closet of your very own.
1. Find the perfect spot.
You will want to find the perfect spot for your gift closet. Somewhere out of the way of spying little eyes, little hands, and little paws! Reasonably, you won’t necessarily need a whole closet, merely a shelf or two, a small section of a guest room closet is ideal. Also, consider under-the-bed storage storage totes, too. Just remember, space must be dry, clean, and away!
2. Get organized.
You want to keep your gift closet organized. I recommend using dollar store bins on shelves, labeled and sorted, according to what is inside. You can divide up items by age, gender, recipient, or holiday.
3. Get shopping.
Filling up your gift closet is a cinch. Keep your eyes peeled for bargain or clearance items on your regular shopping trips, monthly shopping deals, and seasonal clearance items; after each holiday I always score awesome deals at chain shops, for goods 80-90% off! Remember…like with all other areas of your home, set a budget for post-seasonal sales and drives to stock-up your closet with the best deals for a song!
4. Consider coupons.
Use coupons to score product for free. Many bath products and beauty products can be scored for free or nearly free after coupon. Also, consider using coupons obtained online from manufacturer sites for items such as kids toys, craft stores, or chains like Bath and Body Works.
5. Get gifting.
The next time you need a last minute gift, just head to your gift closet instead of the store. Keep plenty of dollar store gift bags, and tissue on hand for quick wrapping. You could also use free forms of paper such as comics, newspaper, and butcher block paper, too! Always shop from your closet first!
A gift closet is the perfect solution when you need an inexpensive gift on the go. Give these tips a try and see how easy it is to make your own for this seasons summer parties, bridal showers, baby showers, and wedding gifts, too!
Here’s to gifting!