The holidays are fast approaching and now is the time to plan and get organized. We can’t make time slow down but we can be ready so we don’t have to rush around later.
There are so many things that can be done ahead of time to make the holiday season run smoothly. And when you give yourself a lot of time to prepare it doesn’t feel like much work at all.
For the last several years I’ve been working to do this myself. It’s amazing what a difference it makes in your mood for the holidays. I love being able to enjoy all of the special moments more.
I want to share some quick tips with you on how you can also reduce your holiday stress and enjoy the season more.
How to be Prepared for Christmas
Make Time for Prep Work
Try to set aside some time each week to do a little bit of prep work. How much time you need depends on how long it is until Christmas and how much you want to prepare ahead of time. Make a master to-do list and decide how much time each thing will take. After you know how much time your list will take you, you can divide it up.
A holiday planner is a great way to stay on track and organized. You can make your own or buy a pre-made planner. I like to use a three-ring binder with a printable holiday planner for mine. It’s a very easy and cheap planner and has worked really well for me.
Also pick up some organizing supplies like labels, storage containers, etc… to help you organize all of your supplies. The Container Store’s Gift Wrap Wonderland will be here soon and is the perfect place to get all of your holiday supplies. You will also find great stuff on Amazon.
Gather Your Resources
Also be sure to check out my new ebook A Stress-Free Christmas. It’s a great resource and you will also get access to a page with even more great resources. It will help you to have a stress-free and memorable Christmas so get your copy today!
Do you have tips for being prepared for the holidays? Share in the comments below, I love hearing from you! And don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list to get even more great tips.