I’m so excited! I have a close family member who is in the process of buying his first home. I think it’s wonderful and I really want to help him get started. He needs furniture and well, pretty much everything.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any extra furniture I can give him right now and don’t exactly have a budget to go out and spend a lot of money. However, after giving it some thought, I came up with a solution for what I can do.
Since I use coupons to get so many household things for free or for very little, I thought the most practical housewarming gift to give would be all the things you have to buy when you move into your first home.
- Dish Washing Detergent
- Laundry Detergent
- Paper Towels
- Hand Soap
- Air Freshener
- Misc. Cleaning Supplies
- and so on….
Well, I recently started a stash of some of these supplies just for him. I’ll be piling them into a laundry basket to surprise him with it all after he finally gets moved into his house. He’s a very practical and thrifty individual, so I believe he’ll be very grateful for this gift.
What you see in the picture is an example of the kinds of things I’m collecting. I also have a few other things in mind. So far, I’ve only spent about $10 dollars on all the items in the picture, not including the laundry basket. Aren’t coupons great!?!
I love this idea because I can give someone a very useful gift that will save them money from the start and it doesn’t break my budget either. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a win-win situation.
What are your thoughts on this idea? Would you rather give/receive something pretty or something practical?
This post is linked to Frugal Fridays.
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