Now that we’re all knee deep in the January blues and feeling rather withered after the Christmas period, wallets are feeling lighter and the long stretch until the end of January payday seems like a far-off dream. Rather than desperately crawling to the finish line empty-pocketed, it’s time to switch up your usual January routine and plan, plan, plan! January doesn’t have to be a time for the blues just because everybody else seems to be trudging around, be productive and switch up your 2019 for the better!
Return unwanted Christmas gifts.
Harsh but necessary! Don’t leave your unwanted presents stuffed at the bottom of your wardrobe gathering dust to be re-gifted, get on it now and get your money back! It’s an effortless and necessary way to get some quick cash that can help to tide you over until that long-awaited January payday. While you’re muddling through your gift returns, if you’re using something like Depop, why not throw some clothes on there, too! By selling old clothes, you can make room for more stylish treats in the New Year!
Instead of going out, invite people around!
Seeing as you’re probably all prosecc-oed out, anyway… Forget the pubs and restaurants, make use of your leftovers and host your way through the beginning of 2019. It saves money, other people can bring food and you can have fun all from the comfort of your own home! And if you’re doing dry January, even more excuse to turn down a trip to the pub for a cosy night in with friends!
Take advantage of the free things in London!
Take this as a time to get inspired! There are so many free things you can be taking advantage of in the capital all year round. If slumping on your settee and being a hermit isn’t your thing, then it’s time to get out in the open. Check back on the blog next week to see our round up of the best free things you can be doing in the capital at this time of year. But for now, grab a copy of Timeout and get exploring!
Stop tapping and withdraw cash!
We’re all guilty of effortlessly tapping our way through life without a thought in the world, but before you know it those meaningless taps will soon add up into a tally of nasty surprises in the form of a bank statement. By withdrawing cash instead, you’ll notice the physical change of a much lighter wallet and it will absolutely make you spend less.
Spend savvy in the sales!
A fresh new year is the perfect time to re-invent yourself. Stretching your budget is necessary but it’s also important to spend savvy and take advantage of the sales! Make sure to follow the link below to shop our sale section for the perfect ELVI January pick me up! Here’s a few of our faves. Get them while you can! https://www.elvi.com/sale