Thursday, October 30, 2008

Make a list and check it twice!

Have you had Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays go by where you realize that you didn't take time to enjoy the holiday. The whole time you were just hoping you would survive? Well let's get out of survival mode!

If you always struggle "getting it together" with the holidays, I am here to help you! I am going to start posting a few items that are extremely great deals to help you with your holiday shopping.

If you havn't read my first post, here are a few tips I included that you can follow to have a stress free, holiday to remember!

Now, a few tips that help me.

1.Start early!
We start Christmas shopping the day after Christmas. You can get the best deals this way.
2.Inventory what you have bought.
This is such a huge help. This also comes in handy when you forgot about a birthday gift and you can just get something from your stash.
3.Box it up!
When you buy something, go ahead and box it up with tissue and all. Boxes are much easier to stack and store. This will also protect your gifts. The time this saves is well worth the time it takes. Don't forget to label the box! (post-its or even write their name on the box)
4.Make a list.
Always carry a list with you of who still needs what. As Christmas nears you will have people on your list that you no longer need to buy for. This helps you not buy something you don't need and tells you exactly what you do need.

Here's your homework!

Make a list of all the people you need to buy a gift for and set a budget amount.
Take an inventory of all the gifts you have already bought.
That's it for today! Get your homework done!

I will be posting a great deal soon!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Great ideas and I use many of them myself!!