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Tips To Help You Prepare For Christmas

Disclosure - This post is in collaboration with Buy A Battery. The idea for this post, thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. Everything builds up to Christmas day and if you are not prepared it can make Christmas the most stressful time of year too. There is plenty you can do to help you prepare for Christmas day and make it as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Here are our tips to help you prepare for Christmas. 

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Decide Who Is Hosting
If you have a family Christmas it is wise to decide who is hosting as soon as possible. Making Christmas dinner is a big task and if it falls on you to host you will want to know sooner rather than later. 

Buy Christmas Food Early And Book A Home Delivery Shop Just Before Christmas.
In December we start adding a few Christmas food items and treats to our weekly shops. It spreads the cost and it saves panic buying a few days before when all the shops are running low on stock levels. We always make sure we book a supermarket home delivery a few days before Christmas too as supermarkets are always so busy stressful on the days before Christmas. A home delivery takes the stress away all you need to do is order online and wait for it to arrive. 

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Shop To Your Budget
Hopefully by now you will have started your Christmas shopping but if you still have some Christmas gifts to buy make sure you stick to your budget. It can be easy to get carried away especially in the last few weeks leading up to Christmas. We feel the need to buy 'just a few more things' when in fact we have probably got enough gifts already. 

Watch and Wrap
I actually like wrapping presents but when you have a lot of wrapping to do it can become a huge chore. We always pop on a Christmas movie that we have seen many times before and have it playing while we wrap. It makes the time go so much quicker.

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Fill In Your Calendar, Planner Or Diary
December is a busy month and you may be out an about more than usual. Make sure you use a planner or calendar to fill in your social events, school activities, days out and get togethers. There is nothing worse than double booking.

Stock Up On Batteries
Buy extra batteries so you have spares in case any friends or family members give your children battery powered toys. Most small to medium children’s toys will require AA or AAA batteries. Larger toys may require C or D batteries. Having spares to hand will also mean that there are no tears if batteries do end up running dry before the end of the day. There are some toys can drain batteries very quickly too if played with continuously.

Enjoy The Day 
We all spend so much time preparing, planning and waiting for the big day to arrive that its easy to get to the point where you actually miss the entire day through trying to make sure that everything runs perfectly. Remember that Christmas is about spending time with family and friends so make sure that is what you do. If you have children then these will be the days they remember the most. They will remember the time you spent with them more than the present they forgot about years ago. 

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9 comments:

  1. It's always important to be prepared. I need to get some more batteries in, I never seem to have enough with the kids toys using so many up.

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  2. These are some wonderful tips, I definitely think it is well worth having a plan as it will help ease that stress and remember to ask for help when you need it to.

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  3. These are some great tips! We definitely do the watching and wrapping too - it seems to make it go much faster!

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  4. Stocking up on batteries is a great idea. I imagine a lot of toys still don't come with batteries! Don't want to get caught out!

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  5. We always stock up on batteries for Christmas. It's especially important when you have young kids as everything needs batteries!

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  6. These are such great tips :) I completely forgot about booking a food delivery slot early, so the nearest one we could get was the 20th!

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  7. Great tips here. Watch and Wrap is what I do as well, that way it does not seem like I am stuck with so much presents to wrap all at once.

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  8. I can imagine that this year the demand for specific Christmas foods such as turkey will be very high. Shopping in advance is essential.

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  9. These are some great tips and definitely could do some of them to make Christmas prep and the whole day run smoothly

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