After Valentine’s Day Sales/Flower Tips
One of the best ways to save money is to shop the sales right after holidays and stock up on things that might be useful for future holidays. When you do this, you can get lots of great things that are useful for many occasions for just a fraction of the cost of buying it before the holiday. Here are a few tips to help you save money after Valentine’s Day:
- As with Christmas, don’t forget to buy the Valentine’s Day candy that is on sale after Valentine’s Day to use for Easter. You can also use the chocolate as a substitute for almost anything that calls for chocolate chips.
- Stock up on Valentine’s cards, candy and other things for next year.
- I love fresh flowers but they are so expensive that they are a luxury item for me. The mornings after Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, I go to my regular grocery store where I can usually find unbelievable buys on fresh flowers.
- If your sweetie gave you flowers for Valentine’s Day, here is how to keep them fresh and get the most out of them.
- Everyone has her own favorite way of keeping flowers fresh. Mine is to cut all the stems at an angle, add about a 1/4 tsp. of sugar and 2-3 drops of Clorox to a vase of warm water. The warm water helps the blooms to open fully out. Change the water every 3-4 days. Most of the time my flowers last for 2 weeks or more when I do this. I also remove any flower as it dies so it won’t contaminate the other ones.
- If you smell a strange odor in your house and can’t figure out what it is, check your fresh flowers. If they start rotting or getting mold in the water, they can smell awful.
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