The holidays are coming up! Are you one who can’t wait for the festivities, or are panicking just thinking about it? Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away! When somebody told me this yesterday I was shocked that it snuck up so fast…and I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house! Talk about unprepared! I realized I needed to get my ducks in a row and start working on my holiday plans.
The first thing I did was verify my guest list. I can’t purchase the right amount of food it I don’t know who is coming. I asked everybody to bring something small so it doesn’t all fall on me. I recommend deciding in advance if you want to delegate some of your tasks, or if you are happy to take it all on. If you are going to somebody else’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, it would be a nice gesture to offer to bring something. Plan your grocery list before you go to the store so you can make your trip as painless as possible. If you are watching your budget, shop around the ads for the best deals on your major items, and coupons can be a great help when hosting.
If Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away, Christmas isn’t far behind. If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping, now is the time! If you are working on hand crafted gifts, you need to get these started in advance. I like to sit down before the season really sets in and make a list of things going on in the area for Christmas. I go through the newspaper and look online to get my list. Then I get out my calendar and start thinking about which things we really want to do and pencil those in. I make a side note in my calendar with all of the activities that I would like to do if there is time so I know exactly where it is. This plan has proven successful for the past 2 years to keep my holiday season stress free.
If you have family over or are going to somebody’s house for Christmas, make sure you have everything prepared for that. Make lists of what you need and cross it off as you go. When you have everything listed and checked off, it is much easier to relax and enjoy the holiday.
How do you prepare for the holidays? Do you have any great tips? If you need help with any of your business needs, give us a call at 202-469-6774. You can also visit our website at http://www.bizebeeconsulting.com. We can be your Business Professionals.