Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for. Unfortunately, preparing for this holiday can sometimes be stressful – wondering how you are going to get everything done for “turkey day” and stick to your budget at the same time.
NC Community Credit Union is here to help! Here are a few Thanksgiving hacks to save you time, stress, and money as you prepare for holiday gatherings.
Plan Your Menu Early
Draw up an exact menu as early as possible before you start stocking up on ingredients. This way, you won’t pick up random food items just in case you may end up needing them.
Take Stock of Your Pantry Before Shopping
Don’t buy a thing until you know what you already have at home, this way you won’t be unpacking three cans of pumpkin filling from your grocery bag only to find you already have four cans sitting in your pantry.
Buy A Frozen Turkey
Frozen turkeys are a lot cheaper than their fresh counterparts, and if you prepare it well, no one will be able to tell the difference.
Be Aware of Resources in Wayne County
If the holidays are a financially stressful time for you and your family, make sure you are aware of the resources that are available to you. The link HERE is a great place to start.
Having a Happy Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a drain on your wallet. Whatever the menu on the table, as long as you spend it with the people who matter most to you, could be enough to make Thanksgiving a memorable event.