The holidays are insanely busy and chaotic but with these 5 Holiday Hacks, you’ll feel like you’re on top of your game and can start enjoying the holidays.
The days are about to get CRAZY and BUSY. It’s time to start planning now so that you keep your sanity and get to enjoy the time you have with your loved ones.
Here are your 5 Holiday Hacks:
Use APP’s to keep you organized on and on budget!
I don’t know about you, but I need EASY when it comes to planning my Christmas gifts. It can be easy to overspend and forget when you don’t have a tracking system in place. Use the Santa’s Bag App to plan your gift giving. This is a free app with NO ads and once you download it you’ll quickly realize why it’s such a popular app. With a combination of big picture and person by person planning you can get through the season remembering everyone’s gifts with ease.
Get some baking prep done ahead of time!
It’s the season where there is ALOT of baking. Now is a great time to make cookie dough now and freeze it for later. You can do a few different varieties (sugar, gingerbread, chocolate chip, etc.) that way all you have to do is take it out of the freezer and bake! This may take a little bit of time right now but will make your life so much easier in the long run.
Use checklists! I even created thi Christmas Eve/Morning Checklist for you!
I tend to LIVE by checklists and they work great (especially when I remember to use them). Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will have you scrambling with all of the unexpected things that pop up – like making sure you have batteries for toys! You can DOWNLOAD my FREE checklists here where I’ve taken the guesswork out of all of the things you need to remember.
Color code wrapping paper to save money!
When doing your shopping for wrapping paper, buy a couple different varieties and assign them to each individual child. This will solve two problems! One – you will save money on gift tags. No need to use them at all! Two – don’t tell the kids and they’ll be guessing until Christmas morning who got what. That makes the anticipation even more magical. Besides, that’s what Christmas is all about anyways!
Use green tinsel to make your tree appear fuller!
I don’t know where I heard this from years ago but it literally makes all the difference in the world! Maybe you have a tree that is past it’s time and you need a new one but it’s not in your budget. Using green tinsel to make it appear fuller does wonders! If you have a newer tree, like me, this also hides the holes that you can’t ever seem to get rid of. I’ll be honest, I suck at the “fluffing” of the branches. This hack is GREAT for that!
Christmas and the holiday season is all about enjoying the time with family and friends and all too often we stress over some of the little things that matter. Try some of these holiday hacks to ease some of your time so that you can enjoy the holidays a little less stressed.
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