Read below for helpful tips on how you can prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
Create To-Do Lists- Writing a list helps organize thoughts and prioritize everything. Make a list of what you need to buy, who you need to buy gifts for, meals you would like to have, things to pack if you are traveling, etc
Create a Budget- Decide how much you want to spend for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Set that money aside and try your best to stick within your budget to reduce unwanted financial stress
Start Buying Food You Can Store- If you already know what meals you will prepare for holiday gatherings, go ahead and buy the items you will need when they are on sale. Obviously, make sure the food stays fresh until it's needed. This will help to spread out the spending. That way you aren't stuck with a hefty grocery bill.
Buy Gifts As You See Them- If you are out shopping and see a gift for someone on your list, go ahead and buy it then. Doing so will help you get some shopping out of the way, keep you from forgetting your plans, and prevent the gift item from being possibly out of stock
Start Wrapping Early- When you buy a gift, go ahead and wrap it and place it under the tree. It's one more thing to cross off your to-do list and it prevents any sneaky kids from finding out what they're getting ;)