By Olamide Babatunde
As everyone is warming up to having a great holiday, a lot of spending will be done to make every moment merry and memorable. While we may want to get busy with the shopping and all priorities need be placed on what is needful. The recession doesn’t have to affect you financially or mar your merry making if you follow these few tips.
- Buy in small quantities: Except you can afford to carry on with a power generating set preserving food item in large quantities may fail to yield the desired results with the incessant power cuts. Not to become surprised at how bad your freezer will reek of rotten foods you may well want to buy small quantities that can be consumed within a short possible time.
- Prioritize: This is not the best time to make every shop happy. Your pockets will thank you later for this once you have a checklist of what you really need and follow it through.
- Avoid wastage: Whenever there is an opportunity people will not think twice to binge on food drinks and what ever they can lay hands on. Do not provide this opportunity, not at this time. Make available what is needed at the time and stash the rest somewhere else
- Shelve the over indulgence: Children get all they want for Christmas usually. This time you may want to restrict what they get to what they actually need, the basics, which also should not cut deep into your pocket. There are retail stores where you can get good and price friendly clothes. In the New Year you need not worry about how to make their school fees add up.
- Work on yourself: Yes, others may make you feel low and dry that you cannot keep up with the Indimi’s (they have really pulled their weight in showing off) better to be safe than sorry. Console yourself that there will be other times when you can indulge yourself again and again.
Have a very merry Christmas and blooming new year ahead!!!