If your pumpkins (not the ones you have carved) or gourds are still alive you can reuse them for a table setting or on your front porch.
If you live somewhere where there are still pretty fall leaves – gather some and run them down the center of a long table
Acorns are another free gift from mother nature that you can make a nice fall arrangement with
Chrysanthemums bring a nice holiday feel to a house and are usually on sale at your local grocery store
Put on the stove some apple cider with cinnamon sticks or something that elicits the smells and feels of the holidays for your guests when they walk in
3) Shop around.
Go beyond couponing. Explore store promotions and take advantage of price-matching opportunities.
Buy generic and store brands.
Take advantage of bulk discounts from warehouse stores if you’re expecting to feed a small platoon.
Stick with in-season produce
4) Skip spending and start giving – Volunteer instead!
Stay at home orders have been long and hard. With new states instituting the second wave of restrictions, you may be fatigued of your four walls, so find a new way to give thanks and celebrate.
Check local organizations for volunteer opportunities. Keep an eye out on bulletin boards and social media sites like the Nextdoor App or Facebook. Source community leaders and find out where the greatest local need is and see where you can fill the gap. Your skills may be better suited to something BESIDES scooped mashed potatoes, so consider your skill set as you explore volunteer opportunities.
5) Change your mindset
As an app that offers mindset tracking to promote your financial wellness, of course, we’re going to tackle your mindset. Though you may enjoy the travel, engorging yourself with food, and being surrounded by a room full of loved ones, we celebrate Thanksgiving ultimately to express our gratitude. Focus on smaller, more meaningful moments (and maybe tastier higher quality side dishes) this Thanksgiving. Not only will it benefit your finances, but it will also improve your overall emotional and physical wellness.