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How To Get Organized for the Holiday Season by Rowena List

  Does the holiday season stress you out? Do you wish you could run away from it all? Do you feel bombarded by the commercialism of it all? The holiday season need not be this way.  Let’s look at 4 sure ways to embrace the festive season in a positive, organized way.   Step 1 – Keep it Simple Keeping it simple will allow you to have way more fun, more time, more money and less stress. Gift Giving Create a theme for gift-giving. I love the gift of time. Set up dates with friends and family members to go for lunch, a manicure or special holiday production. Get your friends and family on-board with this idea. This will cut down on the pressure to buy gifts. Food Create a theme for your menus, pick a country and create all your meals around those traditional foods. This is a great way to learn about other countries and keeps your grocery shopping and meal planning simple. What about pot lucks? You get tons of variety and what better way to experience a food theme! Encourage your guests to keep it simple and healthy. Most important to remember: Less is more! Keep in mind the reason for the season, why you are getting together with friends and family and what kind of memories you want to make.  Step 2 – Make a Plan and Prioritize How would you like to spend the holidays? It may not be realistic to have everything you want or wish for, so make a plan and then prioritize each item. For example, you may not be...