San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
HomeFun.co presents various ideas for making the holidays more special between parents, children and household guests. One of the most frequent family concerns during Christmastime is budgeting, especially during economic down periods. As part of an effort to stem holiday refuse, ABC News has stepped forth advising families to trim excess food spending this December.
As winter rolls around, there is a common tendency amongst party hosts to overspend on foods for all those festive occasions. From banquet entrees to family snacks, mountains of edibles will often wind up only half-consumed once the last guests have cleared from a Christmas event. Considering all the hard work and care that goes into holiday food preparation, the waste that often ensues is a sad yet avoidable consequence.
Wasted food is wasted money, yet even the most tightly budgeted hosts get carried away when visualizing a Christmas party. HomeFun.co suggests in order to cut spending and save on preparatory labors this holiday season, families that host parties should seriously consider the amount of food that has actually been consumed during prior occasions. If a third of all food gets wasted on average, grocery bills should be trimmed accordingly – it's not as though all the happily full, departing guests will notice the difference.
Families should also consider the ecological ramifications of food waste. When perfectly edible foods are left for the birds, the refuse clogs landfills and emits noxious methane gases. This can all be avoided if hosting households reassess the actual needs of a holiday celebration. After all, an adjusted grocery budget will still leave enough treats after Christmas day for families to consume while enjoying satellite tv and internet games.
HomeFun.co is constantly offering new ideas that families can employ to better enjoy the holidays. Trimming bills to the practical essentials can help families curb the cleanup and waste that often accompanies the days following Christmas.
HomeFun.co offers tips that parents can use to keep children more actively engaged in various tasks around the house, from cleanup and decorating to crafts and party preparations.