How to Have an Organised Christmas

Are your Christmases always stressful or do you just want to make your Christmases even better by improving on the organization side of it.If So read on !...

Steps

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    Plan ahead. If you like to keep Christmas planning until December that's fine, it is still possible to have a stress-free Christmas !
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    Get a fresh piece of paper and a pencil or pen and start jotting down what friends and family members would like for Christmas or what you are planning to get them. If it helps, make a budget and don't go over this budget.
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    Research where you can get these gifts from and write this down as well to help you with the Christmas shopping - or if you prefer order these items online.Also if you have children make sure they write a Christmas list to help you. Consider using the Internet and the computer to help you track them.
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    Plan what you will buy and make for Christmas dinner. If you are not making the Christmas dinner, skip this step. Bear in mind who is coming, what they like and also any Christmas dinner traditions your family has. This should be written on a piece of paper too.
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    Order or buy lots of Christmas cards for your family and your friends. Instead of wasting money on individual cards, it helps of you buy packs of mini Christmas cards. Write all the cards and post them to get it out of the way.
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    Organize any Christmas parties or get togethers. This means sending out invitations or emailing people the details, buying an outfit or planning what your going to wear and sorting out any other little details that go along with the parties. Finishing this step will help you feel so much more organized.
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    Limit travel, if you can. But also remember to fully arrange any trips you have to make. If you are planning to go anywhere during the holidays, then make sure everything is ready for your trip.
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    Don't leave the Christmas shopping or the gift wrapping to last minute. Make sure this is done at least two weeks before the big day.
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    Review over everything you've done and sort out any last minute things, and once you have done sit back and relax. At least one week before Christmas everything should be out of the way apart from maybe a few little things.
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    Remember if you have children then get them into the Christmas spirit - let them sprinkle your garden with reindeer dust, help with wrapping the presents and writing the cards, let them join in with decorating the tree, and maybe even track Santa on NORAD Santa tracker on Christmas eve.
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    Enjoy Christmas with your family and remember the real reason Christmas is around. Also have fun and it also helps to make new years resolutions !!
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    HAVE FUN - and relax.

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