Once Halloween is over it seems the holiday season gets into full swing. While many stores will display decorations long before your Thanksgiving turkey is even a thought, it is true that prepping for the holidays should begin sooner rather than later if you want to avoid unnecessary stress.
Below you'll find tips and tricks to turn holiday planning into an easy process that leaves you plenty of time to actually enjoy the season while still getting all your to-do's crossed off your list.
We've also got a few nifty DIY ideas you might want to try with the extra time you'll have on hand to further reduce spending during a season that seems to empty wallets quickly.
So, make sure you give each of these helpful holiday planning ideas a look before you start your own prep - it'll save you time, money and your sanity!
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Ask the kids to do this skit for the family.
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