Ever wondered how you're going to afford Christmas this year? There are no two ways about it: Christmas is expensive. And it will be here in a matter of weeks. So we’ve been researching ways homeowners can make extra money. There are alternatives to taking the extra job waitressing down your local pub.
While a Christmas full of fun can be great, it can also be an expensive time of year. If you have a spare room, a detached building such as a converted barn, granny annexe, or even holiday home available, you might want to consider listing it for rent during the Christmas period as a means of boosting your budget.
With platforms like Air BnB, Open Rent, Spare Room and Room Buddies there are plenty of options available on the market.
It could be as small as your spare room or your entire home. Are you spending Christmas and New Year with family this year? Then take full advantage of your empty place to earn some extra money.
We know what you’re thinking. You’re nervous about the safety of your home and belongings. But the majority of companies nowadays the will have home cover in place for those unthinkable accidents. It's good practice to get guests to send you over their contact details and a profile photo for extra reassurance.
So will you be leaving your home empty this Christmas or earning some extra cash while you sleep?