There’s no better way to avoid the Holiday rush than preparing early. Here are some helpful tips on how to plan early for the Holiday Season
Make your budget and gift list now
To avoid holiday rush and stress, plan early. Make your budget and gift list early. This will help you to allot money for gifts and be more thoughtful about the gifts you will buy.
Set aside some money for the holidays
Create a holiday fund. Try to avoid using your credit card and save for gifts, travel plans and other expenses this coming holiday season. Holidays are stressful enough, so be sure you won’t be stressing about money.
Start shopping now
Make the most of sales and seasonal pricing trends while avoiding the holiday rush by shopping early. You will save time and money by shopping early.
Plan your holiday menu
Holiday season is about feast! Halloween party, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, so much to celebrate! If you’re hosting any of these parties, it will be helpful if you plan menu early. Enlist the food you want to celebrate your guests.
If you’re shopping online, ordering gifts, decorations, party favors, be sure to order early so that they will arrive on time as well. Early mail-order and online shopping also allows you to save on shipping. Buy at the last minute and you pay a premium for shipping. Buy early and use the delivery method that is the most economical.
Book your holiday travel
Going somewhere this holiday season? If you’re opting for a high-traffic destination, a cruise or even just coming home for the holidays be sure to book those tickets or hotel rooms early. Holiday is a peak season not only planes and hotels get fully booked quickly, their rates also increase as you draw near holiday season.
Stock up on supplies
Buy decorations such as candles, glass or crystal items, ribbon, faux greens, wreath forms, and other items now when you see a good price. Start looking at inexpensive store merchandise with an eye toward the holidays to avoid stress.
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