Let’s face it, planning for the holidays can be stressful. It can be hard to keep yourself in check! Instead of letting yourself get caught up in the tizzy that is the holidays, we have a few ideas about how you can keep everything under control.

Make A List

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…and check it twice! (Sorry, couldn’t resist). Making a list of everything you have to do is crucial to making sure you have a stress free holiday season. Make sure it has everyone you and your family need gifts for, gift ideas, recipes you intend to make and everyone you need to visit.

Keep A Schedule

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While this is similar to making a list – it’s not the same! Make a schedule of holiday parties you and your family are going to, people you are visiting, places you are traveling to and whatever other holiday plans you may have. Keeping a schedule you can look at, whether it’s on a piece of paper or on your phone will help you to be much more on top of things.

Buy Gifts In Advance

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There’s nothing worse than scrambling for presents at the last minute! Beat the rush and avoid stress by starting to get your gifts together now…that way you will be much more relaxed by the time December rolls around.

Make Travel Reservations Early

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Everyone knows that flight fares increase drastically the closer it gets to the holidays! Make sure you know your plan, and all of your travel plans and agendas are secure well in advance.

Plan Your Outfits

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While this is helpful generally in every day life, it will be especially beneficial during the holiday season. Everyone wants to look their best – especially if they are seeing friends and family that they don’t usually see! Make sure everything is ready so you can wow your guests and have more time to do everything else that needs to be done the day of a holiday or party!

 

What are you most looking forward to about the holidays?