As the leaves start to change and the air gets cooler, one can’t help to think about the upcoming holidays. There are only a few days until Thanksgiving and only a few weeks until Christmas!
That means it’s time to start thinking about your holiday budget and who you’ll be buying gifts for, if you haven’t started this planning already.
If your gift list is longer than your budget, you may need to make some extra money to avoid going into debt this year. One creative way to take advantage of the holiday season and make some money is by decorating homes for the holidays.
Here’s how you can get started with this seasonal side hustle.
Make Custom Wreaths and Garlands
If you don’t want to mess with full-scale decorating but have a crafty side, making custom wreaths and garlands is a way to make extra money.
Depending on the type of materials you use, these can have fairly low production costs and a quick turn time.
Set up Outside Lights
Depending on the amount of lights, this might be a daunting task for yourself. But, grab a buddy and you can make some money by hanging other people’s outdoor lights.
This might be a little more costly. You may need to have extra insurance as you’ll most likely be up on a ladder or roof.
If red ribbon and holly swags are your calling, decorating homes for the holidays can be your ticket to balancing your gift budget.
Many people see decorating the holidays as something tedious and not at all fun, especially when you put it up only to have to take it back down in a few weeks.
To make more money, you can charge to put up the owner’s own decorations, or you can charge extra to buy them totally new decorations and decorate with a theme. After Christmas, you can also charge to help take down and put away decorations too.
It might take a little bit to generate clients, but once you get started the options are endless.
Every office needs some cheer, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Approach a few local businesses to find your first client. You can start with one and grow the number of offices you decorate as other’s see the results. You can decorate inside only, or decorate both inside and outside of business offices.
Once again, you can use decorations they have or buy new ones. Plus, you can also charge to take down and pack away decorations for next year too.
Consult and Design
Some people may like decorating but don’t know what to do with the decorations they have. By being a consultant or designer, you can map out the place and suggest where they place things and what to get to put their holiday decorations over the top.
With this option, they do the decorating after you design it for them. It shouldn’t take you as much time as actually doing the decorating.
These are only a few ways you can make money decorating homes for the holidays. There are plenty more if you put your head to it.
The good thing is that holiday decorating is seasonal and you can do it every year. Plus, you can do as much or as little as you want and you get to set the prices. Who knows, this could blossom in a new business and career path.
Do you have a seasonal side hustle? Have you ever thought about trying to make extra money by decorating homes for the holidays?
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