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7 uncommon ways to save for the holidays

Put together a Christmas closet
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Put together a Christmas closet!

What do you do with all the extra holiday wrapping paper, gift bags and unwanted gifts from last year? Instead of throwing them away, Billee Sharp, author of "Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It" has a better alternative.

Sharp says, "I have a Christmas closet where I put gifts I cannot use, and gift bags, paper, etc., to reuse and give out for the holidays."

When the holidays comes around, instead of first going shopping, make sure you take a good look at what is in that closet. You just might find an item you can give away or a nice gift box you can reuse. Either way, you save money.




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