Guest post by Carrie.
Follow these easy tips to help you best manage the holidays, and still be mindful of the true meaning of the season:
1. Create A Holiday Priority List
Now prioritize your list. Put a letter next to each item: (P) for top priority things you must do, (T) for activities you
Once you finalize your list, set goal dates for accomplishing your tasks. For example, if you want to avoid last minute gift wrapping, give yourself a deadline for shopping and wrapping presents.
2. Change Can be a Good Thing During the Holidays
3. Stick to a Holiday Budget & Shop Early
Start shopping early (it’s the pits walking up and down the mall on Dec. 24 not knowing what to buy).
Read Sunday newspaper ads and check online websites for special deals. You don’t need to wait until after Thanksgiving to find sales. This year, many stores are eager now to entice shoppers with special promotions, but be careful purchasing gift cards. Many have expiration dates or special restrictions attached.
Carrie Jones is the creator/co-owner of Mama Likes It Easy and a busy mom of three boys ages 9, 14 & 16. Her online store retails mom smart day planners and fabulous holiday gift ideas.