The Holidays are a stressful time. Between the additional errands, the extra traffic, and the stress of spending money that you dont have even the sanest mom will be questioning her sanity as the holidays near.
Here are a few ideas to help you keep your sanity this holiday season.
Make a list (and check it twice). Keep your shopping list in your purse to keep from being overwhelmed or worse overspending. If you walk into a store and are bedazzled by all the shiny things, I can relate. I get so overwhelmed that I get nothing accomplished. But, as the Holidays near, I tend to switch into SuperMarket Sweep mode and I start throwing everything into my cart (whether I really need it or not). Having a list can help fight this urge, keep you sane and help your budget stay sane in the process.
As soon as you start buying, start wrapping. There’s nothing more stressful than tackling a mountain of unwrapped gifts two days before Christmas. Save on the cost of wrapping paper by buying it after the holiday each year and stowing it away for next year. Be sure to attach gift tags as you wrap. If you’re wrapping a month in advance, there’s no way...