Make Your Favorite Gifts Last Longer with A Few Simple Tips
The holidays are here and hopefully you will be giving and receiving gifts that you, your family and friends will love. To help ensure that you can enjoy your gifts for as long as possible, and save money in the long run, it’s important to take a few necessary steps. By following our tips below your new items will stay in tip top shape and those gifts will last much longer. You may even save yourself some money to spend on your next set of Christmas gifts!
Look into The Items Warranty
While you may quickly discard the packaging and directions on that new gadget you are so eager to try, it is important to slow down and take note of the warranty. Many items come with a 6 month, 12 month, or lifetime warranty and it’s important to know which category your gift falls into. It’s also important to know whether your warranties offer a full or partial refund in case something goes wrong with the product.
Make Sure You Have Proper Storage
Make sure new items are kept in water proof or scratch resistant cases. You may also want to use small bags, rubber bands, or other items to protect the chords and accessories that come with your gifts. The more care placed into caring for your items the longer they will last you.
Read the Directions
While some gifts may seem fairly straight forward, many products are broken each year due to incorrect assembly. While you may be excited about your new gift, take the time to read the directions or care instructions found in the packaging to ensure nothing gets broken in the process. Keep all directions and return documents in an organized folder and remember to register your product so you can be alerted in the event of a recall.
Know the Age Range on Each Gift
Not every gift is suitable for kids, so it’s important to pay attention to the age range found on each item. This label will let you know how old a child must be to be able to use a product. Not only will this help extend the shelf life of a product, but it will also help keep children safe from potential choking hazards or other associated dangers.
Organize Gift Cards and Certificates
During the Holiday season you may be lucky enough to find yourself on the receiving end of a number of gift cards and certificates. Unfortunately, the majority of these cards will likely go unused or even expire. In fact, an approximated 6%-10% of gift cars that are sold are never redeemed. This is often due to the fact that gift cards are misplaced, or out of sight/ out of mind. Get the most out of your gift cards and certificates with a Premium Receipt, Coupon an Gift Card Multi-Pocket Folio that allows you to easily label categories and keep your gift cards where you can see them.