It’s not even December 1st, yet with Black Friday behind us, we’re already feeling pressed for time? I over heard someone at the store saying, “each year I don’t think I’ll survive the holidays!” The person with her agreed holidays were very stressful. Wake up! Holidays are not suppose to be stressful! If you’re easily stressed during the holidays, keep reading. I’m giving you six holiday survival tips. I hope they make life easier for you.
- Wrapping Paper: If you run short of holiday wrapping paper, or simply want something more creative, use your child’s art work. Grandparents especially love this packaging. If you have rolls of unused wall paper, use it to wrap gifts.
- Save on Gas: Driving from store to store to buy gifts can be tedious, not to mention time consuming. Shop online for holiday gifts. Sites such as Amazon.com waive shipping charges!
- Gift Notebook: Have one central location for all your holiday lists and ideas. You’ll include your shopping list, meal planning, notes on travel, sales fliers, etc. Also, designate a folder pocket or envelope for gift receipts to make returns a breeze.
- New Tradition: Must a traditional holiday meal be rich in calories in order to make your family happy? Start a new tradition of health-consciousness dining this year. Consider polling your guests for their favorite dishes. Then look for low-calorie version recipes online!
- Say Yes: When someone offers to bring something to a party, or to help you out in any way, say YES! They wouldn’t offer if they didn’t truly want to help.
- Donate Decor: If decorating is part of your holiday celebration, edit and donate the items you’re no longer displaying in your home. This will make storage easier after the holidays. This should be done before the holiday as many donation sites will not take holiday decor after the date has passed.