January is one of those horrid months when everyone is penniless post-Christmas and New Year and the pay packet just doesn't last long enough...
I thought I'd put together a few little tips and to-dos to make January that little bit better.
1.Book a holiday. I always try and book a trip in January, it gives me something to look forward to. Most Hotels you book these days don't expect payment until you arrive, and all the major airlines have great sales on. I am booking to go to New York in May with my husband for £600 return in Premium Economy with Virgin Atlantic.
2.Buy next year's Christmas cards. I know it feels weird but you'll save up to 50% and it won't feel like such a burden next year when you have one less expense to worry about.
|Next year's cards from Paperchase|
|Patchwork 'Always Skinny', £49.95, Gap|
5. Can't afford to go out? I'm doing some DIY around my flat to help spruce up the place, but also a good excuse to stay indoors rather than spend my non existent savings. I've just painted our living room from magnolia to brilliant white - it looks so much fresher - and makes me want to stay at home and enjoy it.
6. Get cooking! Winter is the best time to experiment with great stew recipes - cook one on a Sunday and it will last you through the week. Perfect for January when you could be spending your lunch money on Gap goodies, instead!