Christmas really is the most magical time of year but often, the number of things to prepare for the big day can leave us feeling slightly overwhelmed. Gifting, decorating, cleaning, cooking and well, the list could go on and on! Last year, we ran a Spicers Facebook post asking for all of your top Christmas organisation tips and they were so good, that we’ve listed some below to help you out this year. Happy prepping!
Preparation is key for a fun-filled family Christmas. With so much to do, it’s helpful to sit down and write a list of everything you need to complete and purchase before the festive period. This way, you can start from the top and work your way down, ticking off all your jobs as you go. Spicers tip – separate your list with subheadings such as gifting and food items, to help make it easier when working through it!
Keep an eye out for offers, discounts and sales before the festive period. Events such as Black Friday are a great opportunity to get the most out of your money, whilst still getting the item you want. This is especially helpful if you’ve got a lot of gifts to purchase – and it saves both money and time!
Wrap as you go
I’m sure we’ve all left wrapping to the last minute on Christmas eve and been faced with a mountain of gifts and endless rolls of wrapping paper! Why not try wrapping your gifts as you purchase them? It saves a lot of time and allows you to enjoy Christmas eve with your family and friends.
Writing Christmas cards can sometimes feel like a chore, but help yourself out this year and write your Christmas card list with names and addresses early. When you’ve got some spare time, write a couple of Christmas cards at a time and tick them off as you go. That way, when it comes to Christmas, you’ll have them all ready to send out.
There is nothing worse than battling your way through the busy shops during the Christmas period, so why not try shopping online this year? You can sit in the comfort of your own home, whilst browsing for the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you decide to gift hampers this year but need a little helping hand in choosing the perfect one, check out our hamper buying guide flowchart here: https://www.spicersofhythe.co.uk/christmas-hamper-buying-guide/flowchart/