Ask Away...: The No Stress Guide to Planning Your Entire Holiday Season + Free Printable

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The No Stress Guide to Planning Your Entire Holiday Season + Free Printable





The Holidays are normally thought of as a time of stress and rushing around but they don't need to be.  The holidays should be enjoyed minute by minute.  But you probably don't have time right? Well you will, if you plan everything out in advance.  That's a lot to ask of you isn't it? Well then - No worries! I'll do it for you! 



So without further ado - here is your No Stress Guide to Planning Your Entire Holiday Season! Be sure to take advantage of the free printable schedule at the bottom of this post!  Trust me people this is how I run my life - and this is why I'm never stressed with holiday stuff!


- Contact family members to see what is being hosted where or to decide who will host.
-Determine what everyone will eat.
-Designate a food dish to each person to bring. 




- Make a Grocery List of all the items you will need for your dish. 
-If you are hosting, ensure you add things like napkins, drinks, etc. to the list. 
-Make a Schedule for to cook and what day to cook it.  If you plan out the preparation of your meal, the end result will be even more enjoyable. On that schedule, include items that need thawed, sliced, cooked in advance, etc. (example: Wednesday - Prepare side dishes & thaw meat, Thursday AM - Cook Turkey)
-While you're out, if you see wrapping paper buy it now!



(If you are hosting)
If you are having family over for Thanksgiving make sure you have plenty of time to clean your home. With the food planning out of the way and already scheduled, you now can fill in the blanks in that schedule with cleaning tasks.  So make a schedule that includes tasks such as:
-Clean bathrooms
-Vacuum floors
-Clean counters
- Wash windows and glass services
-Clean dining table
-Clear off surfaces





HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Enjoy your day by following your schedule!




Prepare for Christmas by saving money and staying in instead of getting caught up in the Black Friday shopping traffic by:
-Bringing Christmas decor out of storage
-Make a list of people you need to get gifts for and set a budget for each person



- Put up Christmas Lights
- Decorate your interior and put any Fall decor away
- Put up Christmas Tree
- Research what sites have sales on Cyber Monday and list of where all your need to shop and what you are getting at each place. 






-Shop!
-Cross off your shopping list as you go along






-Wrap your gifts as they arrive and place them under the tree.






-Make your Christmas Card List
-Update your address book
-Buy stamps


-Write & mail out your Christmas Cards



-Wrap Gifts








 - Contact family members to see where your day will be hosted.
- Decide what everyone needs to bring based off a list of what you normally eat.
- Designate a dish to each person.










- Make a Grocery List of all the items you will need for your dish. 
-If you are hosting, ensure you add things like napkins, drinks, etc. to the list. 
-Make a Schedule for to cook and what day to cook it.  If you plan out the preparation of your meal, the end result will be even more enjoyable. On that schedule, include items that need thawed, sliced, cooked in advance, etc. (example: Wednesday - Prepare side dishes & thaw meat, Cook Ham)





(If you are hosting)
If you are having family over for Christmas make sure you have plenty of time to clean your home. With the food planning out of the way and already scheduled, you now can fill in the blanks in that schedule with cleaning tasks.  So make a schedule that includes tasks such as:
-Clean bathrooms
-Vacuum floors
-Clean counters
- Wash windows and glass services
-Clean dining table
-Clear off surfaces



MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Enjoy your day by following your schedule!













And here is a FREE PRINTABLE Holiday Calendar that you can use as a guideline to plan your holiday season!   

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