It’s that time of the year again.
Every year around November (or even early December) – you’ll hear people stressing about things they’ll need to sort out for Christmas.
Worrying whether they’ve done enough prep already, whether they’re already behind, or whether it will be a good holiday this year.
Below is a checklist that will definitely save you a huge headache this festive season.
Decide On Where You’ll Spend The Holidays
Tick this off your list as early as possible because it affects everything, budget, timings and many more.
Book Travel early If You’re Going Away
You know the travel madness that comes with December right?
Whether it’s by car, train or plane – make sure you book your travel in advance so you can get the best deals and don’t have to worry about it closer to the time.
Create Your Christmas Budget
Once you understand how you’ll spend your holiday season, have a budget that will guide you through. Let the budget cover everything from emergencies to unexpected spending that might be experienced within.
Create Your Gift List
This is important for many reasons – including knowing what to get for whom, the budget for gifts, and where to buy things from.
Don’t panic last minute on what to get or where you can buy them.
Check Your Car
How healthy is your car?
If you’re travelling over the holidays make sure you service your car and add in emergency supplies etc. If you’re doing any longer journeys then you may find it useful to get the garage to give the car a check before the holidays just to be safe.
Decide On Your Plan For Christmas Day
Are you doing lunch or dinner? Hosting or going out? Make sure you have a plan so that you know what needs to be done and when. This way, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches that day.