November brings the colder weather and….Black Friday! As usual it takes place on the last Friday of the month and is the perfect opportunity to buy Christmas gifts at the best prices. But impulse buying and lack of organisation can cause you to make the wrong purchases and come away without the items you really need. Follow our step-by-step plan to get organised and make the most of Black Friday deals.
Let’s start with New Year resolutions!
No, we haven’t gone crazy! Why wait until January to decide what changes you want to make for the year ahead? Christmas gifts will be used next year, so give gifts that represent the new you. And what about your Christmas list? Do you want to be less materialistic and more minimalist? Do you want to be greener next year? Think about who you want to be starting 1st January and use it to plan your gift lists.
Start organising before Black Friday
By sorting through all your belongings, you will be able to see what you already have and what items you need. Are you or someone in your family missing any winter essentials? You may also notice that you are struggling to keep your wardrobe organised and lack storage space. At Compactor we already have fantastic discounts running on products that will overhaul your storage, and if you follow our advice you can free up more space for your purchases.
Start by laying out all your winter clothes and be ruthless: do you need to keep everything? Does everything still fit? Will you wear it this season? Separate what you are going to keep from what you no longer need and give unwanted items to charity. If something is of particular sentimental value then you can store it in a vacuum storage box such as the Kasuri. Now do the same with your shoes: empty all your shoes from the wardrobe and store your summer sandals and flip-flips in the Ikat Shoe Storage Bag, which will fit neatly under your bed. While we are working from home, you can take the opportunity to organise all your work clothes and store them in the Rivoli Clothes Bag which will keep them in perfect condition. All the products we have recommended already have great discounts and will allow you to have a perfectly organised wardrobe!
Start your Black Friday shopping list!!
Now that you have chosen your resolutions for the year ahead and discovered what you need the most, start creating your Black Friday wish list. To get the most out of Black Friday offers, make a list of Christmas presents for your friends and family too: baskets for the plant lovers, bamboo items for the most ecological, makeup organisers for the fashion conscious… Take a look at our new website and the products we already have on offer to avoid making last minute purchases and for a more relaxed shopping experience.