EVEN MORE CHRISTMAS TIPS
Added on: 24th Dec 2016
FIND NEW WAYS TO USE YOUR PASTRY
AND BISCUIT CUTTERS
Make fancy Christmas shaped pancakes with metal pastry
cutters. It’s festive, and you probably already own them!
ORDER THINGS ONLINE
Christmas Eve maybe a bit late for this year but keep
it in mind for next year. This might seem obvious,
but it expands beyond ordering gifts on Amazon.com
to even your groceries or common items. Most stores allow
you to purchase items (only non-perishable) for pick up,
so instead of a 20 minute schlepp through the store
filled with people, you just walk to customer services,
grab your goods and go home. Retailers want to
do the work for you, so let them.
IF YOU HAVE PETS OR SMALL CHILDREN,
ANCHOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE TO THE WALL
It’s safer and saves the possible frustration of having
to clean up an entire Christmas tree.
GET HELP FROM PHOTOS
This is more of an all the time tip, but particularly with
parties/baking/cooking around the holidays, take a picture
of your fridge and cabinet before you leave for the store.
Don’t know if you’re almost out of X or if you bought
a box two days ago? Check the picture.
DON'T SAY YES TO EVERYTHING
Be picky about what you volunteer to do so you can make
time for what’s most important to you and still be flexible
REMOVE SOME PACKAGING
If you’re wrapping gifts for your own child/children, go ahead
and remove the frustrating packaging before wrapping
the gift. They won’t care, and there won’t be the
frustration of a hyper child waiting for mommy and
daddy to get the thing out of the box.
USE PAPER PLATES
Get the fancy ones if you wish, but if you’re hosting a Holiday
meal, just…use paper plates. You know who says, “I look
forward to doing the dishes after dinner!” No one, that’s who.
GOOD ENOUGH IS GREAT
If you’re the kind of person who wants to hand decorate
a dozen cakes for everyone you know, decorate the
house magazine perfect, cook holiday meals from
scratch, AND you work and/or have children, lower
your expectations a little. The holidays are about
people, and people, the people you love, will enjoy
holidays with a less stressed out you. Be in the
moment, enjoy the moment.