Stay Organised This Season

The Holidays are the one time you get to experience all the excitement of rush hour traffic in the mall parking lot.

– Melanie White

December is supposed to be a cheery, festive time (which it is), but when the lights switch on and the mall’s Christmas tree is up you know: things are about to get real. Food shopping, gift shopping, decorating the house, fixing five-year-old tree lights, wrapping gifts, cooking, baking, attending year-end functions… Need I say more?

Here are just a few little tips to help you stay organised during the most wonderful time of the year:

  1. Check that your Christmas tree lights work before wrapping them around your tree.
  2. Make lists (for gifts and food) and check them twice.
  3. Skip out on Christmas cards (although I really like them, who really keeps their Christmas cards these days?).
  4. Scribble the dates for important events on your calendar, and put the calendar somewhere you will constantly see it.
  5. Buy pre-chopped vegetables and other prepared foods to save time.
  6. Wrap gifts as you buy them.
  7. Upcycle old/broken Christmas decorations.
  8. Aggressively clean the house in advance.
  9. Shop online for, well, everything!
  10. Buy little extras, like chocolates, to add to gifts or as emergency gifts.
  11. Budget for everything, including gifts, food and drinks, and decorations.
  12. Get your S/O and family to help out.
  13. Bake a few days before (imagine baking everything on the day of whatever event is happening?)
  14. Remember to take the appropriate Holiday photos and capture those memories.
  15. Don’t forget the milk and cookies!

Well, that’s all from me. I will try to follow my own advice this December, and I hope that you do too!

How are you going to stay organised this season? 

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