HOLIDAY SHOPPING, HOW TO GET ORGANIZED

The holidays are approaching fast, and you need to get organized. 
Here's 5 things you can do today, that will help you get organized for the holidays.

CLEAN OUT YOUR PURSE

Let's start by saying, don't underestimate the value of an organized handbag. Clearing out the clutter from family dinners, holiday parties and school plays will help minimize the chaos of the holiday season. Make sure you have a place to keep all receipts from gifts and night outs, we all know you'll need to find at least one of them at some point in the new year. 

TAKE STOCK OF YOUR WRAPPING SUPPLIES

One week before Thanksgiving day, do a quick inventory of your tape, gift tags, bows, paper and other wrapping supplies to stock up and avoid extras. This way you'll know exactly what you need when you're at the store and you won't overspend!

WRITE YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD LIST

Try not to let your Christmas card list dampen your holiday spirit. The sooner you address you list, the better. It's never too early to start gathering names and updating addresses for your Christmas card list. Why not punch your Christmas card contacts into a spreadsheet, it'll make it easier to reuse, edit, and you could even print labels from the software, making the process a little less time consuming. 

CLEAR OUT THE PANTRY

Before the holiday staples go on sale, take some time to go through your kitchen. It can be easy to loose foods at the back of the pantry, so get organized! Go through what you already have, cause you might already have the ingredients for your holiday favourites, without realizing! Knowing where you are starting, before you hit the grocery store, helps you feel more in control and on top of what needs to get done. 

CREATE A TO DO LIST

This is possibly the quickest and simplest way to get organized during this time of the year. Write a list. Write multiple lists if you need to. Take account of everything, allocate things to your S.O. that will help you feel less overwhelmed, and you can keep track of whats getting done, by checking things off the list as you complete them. 

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The holidays are always chaotic, and sometimes more stressful than joyful. Remember you aren't alone in this process, and all you can do is try and enjoy yourself during the chaos, because, if you don't - whats really the point?