How To Start Getting Ready For The Holidays
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It is now early October and time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and ultimately Christmas. Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, while our American cousins celebrate in November. But we generally all celebrate Christmas on December 25th.
The biggest blessing about these 2 major celebrations is the time to treasure our families.
But before that happens, there is so much to do!
- cleaning the house,
- preparing food,
- budgeting for gifts,
- making a list of people to get gifts for,
- tracking what and when gifts have been acquired.
So, if this is you, then keep in touch over the next few weeks as Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs seeks to EMPOWER you towards a HOPE and a FUTURE.
Learn The Budgeting Skill
First off, you need to look at your holiday budget. How much, or how little, money do you have to work with? Just like grocery shopping, you need to learn to set yourself a budget and a list. If you’ve never set yourself a holiday budget before this can be fun for you as you learn a new skill. And yes, gift shopping on a budget is a skill.
In fact, over the past year, you’ve heard me mention Ultimate Bundles and the awesome bulk resource offers they make available. One of the 106 resources that was included in this year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was the following book: A Zero Budget Christmas –how to make Christmas memorable with little money by Kristen Anne Glover. (Pssst – look for a flash bundle sale coming up in October—don’t miss it. Join our email newsletter list and be among the first to be notified which bundle and when it is available)
One thing I would recommend is that you seriously look these Ultimate Bundle offers over closely when they become available. Check out the many books, printables, and even e-courses that are typically included. There are several different type of bundles—however, for readers of Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs, they had 3 bundles this year that would be of particular use to you—
- the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
- (affiliate link) Conquer Your Clutter
- and the Parenting Super Bundle.
As part of learning the budgeting skill, I strongly suggest that you find a way to purchase at least one of these bundles over the next year. (There is a money back guarantee if you find it doesn’t work for you—so there is no risk to you)
Don’t Miss Out On Super Deals!
So if you would like to know more about the next bundle when it becomes available, make sure you are on our email newsletter list. You can join us by signing up in the box below. Psst: I’ll send you some freebies too!
Gift Lists And More
From there we will move on to making the gift lists and organizing the gifts. Will you purchase or make gifts? Do you have to ship any gifts? A number of things need to be looked at. As a result, a variety of suggestions and solutions will be proposed for you too.
Keep an eye out for free downloadable lists and more to assist you over the coming weeks.
Cleaning The House
Oh, yes, I heard the groans! C’mon, we all know that the house needs to be clean and ready to receive our beloved family members. A time of celebration calls for preparation.
So, over the next few weeks we will look at decluttering, organizing and cleaning tips. Tips that will help you to keep your home clean not just for the holidays, but year round too.
Bring On The Food!
Last but not least, let’s look at foods that we all love to make and eat over the holidays. Don’t forget to bookmark the Slow Cooking Cranberry Sauce that was recently shared. What a great way to make holiday cooking easier by using your slow cooker. I don’t know about you, but finding ways to make life easier is always a win in my books!
Get a jump start on this by grabbing a copy of: An Organized Guide To Christmas Baking
So, there you have it, a sneak peek at the coming weeks as you learn how to start getting ready for the holidays.
I’ve gotta get busy on getting those FREE printable worksheets, lists, and hints ready for you. Talk to you soon!