Decorating your home for Christmas can be a ton of fun, but it can also be stressful as well.
Some people assume they have to spend a ton of money decorating their home each year, but actually over the years you will find that once you build up a pretty nice collection of Christmas decorations you don’t have to spend that much money each year to decorate your home.
I want to make your life a lot easier and make you enjoy decorating for Christmas both inside and outside this year.
Here are 5 must-have decorating items that will cost you less than $5 each.
1. Command Strips
In my opinion command strips are the best way to hang any type of Christmas decorations on your walls. You don’t have to worry about damaging the walls with a nail or screw to get your Christmas decor in the perfect spot.
They make the strips in all different sizes as well as different shapes as well. The above ones are a small size and work great for picture frame size decor items and they also have large ones that work well for things like wreaths and larger wooden decor items.
I discovered command strips two years ago and have seriously loved decorating with them. In fact I even use them all year round for my normal house decor instead of using nails.
You can find command strips packs for less than $5 and some of the bigger packs may run you approximately $6 – $7 if you need a large pack of them.
2. Light Clips
If you put up Christmas lights on your roof or off your gutters you need these light clips. They truly do make hanging lights outside so easy. The great thing about these light clips is that they can be used on shingles as well as the gutters so you don’t have to buy separate clips.
Right now you can get this pack of 100 light clips for under $5 at Amazon.com (price is subject to change at any time).
If you are still using a nail gun or anything else to hang Christmas lights off your roof, then you really need to spend the few dollars and get these clips now.
3. Christmas Tree Ornament Hangers
How many times have you been decorating your Christmas tree only to find that you don’t have a hook for an ornament? Spend the few dollars and buy this set of 100 ornament hangers so you no longer have to worry about losing hooks or not having any for your ornaments.
Instead of resorting to bending paperclips to hang an ornament or simply throwing the Christmas ornament on the tree, get a pack of these hooks to make your decorating so less stressful. A pack of 100 should last you several years for only a few dollars spent.
4. Fishing Line
You may be wondering why you would fishing line for Christmas decorations, but it may actually come in more handy than you think. I use fishing line a lot for party decorations as well as any Christmas decorations that I may have to hang from the ceiling or from a shelf or mantle.
I like fishing line because it’s rather strong but it’s also thin enough that most of the time you don’t even notice that it is hanging down.
You can actually buy this fishing line for less than $3 right now and you can use it for more than just Christmas decorations but also party decorations and even craft projects.
5. Triple Outlet Adapter
Stop worrying where you are going to plug everything in and instead get this triple outlet adapter for use inside your home. This is great for when you need an extra outlet especially around the Christmas tree.
Getting this simple outlet adapter, which will cost you less than $3, can solve several problems when you want to plug in lights or other decor items but you simply don’t have enough outlets for the Christmas stuff and your normal lights or lamps.
Save the hassle and even buy two or three of these to get you through holiday decorating.
Now that you have seen some of my favorite decorating helpers, what inexpensive items would you recommend someone to buy to take the stress out of decorating for Christmas?