Welcome to my Stress Free Holidays series, I will be sharing some tips to reduce the amount of stress this time of year puts on all of us. Some are ones I have used, some are ones I will be instituting this year, and some I will be using in the future. If you have any great ways to reduce the amount of stress please feel free to share them with us!
One of my tried and tested (and favorite) tips for lessening the amount of stress during the holidays is to wrap the gifts as they arrive or as you purchase them. Granted you will need to keep track of what gifts you have purchased but it all works out in the end. There is nothing worse in my opinion then being in the middle of a 6 or more hour wrapping session only to run out of tape or tissue paper, and of course it would happen only 2 days before Christmas (or worse Christmas Eve). So to simply avoid those long hours, or the mad scramble out to the store for the last minute wrapping items just wrap those gifts as they arrive. It will also help to cut down on having to hide those gifts from snoopers!