Tip 4 in our countdown to a stress free Christmas is here: get organised with a Christmas to do list.

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Stress free Christmas tip 4 – create a Christmas to do list

To do lists can be a great way to organise what needs to be completed in time for Christmas.

Being realistic about what you can achieve is the key to a good to do list.

Making every part of Christmas dinner from scratch, doing hand-made cards, creating a ‘winter wonderland’ scene in the garden and buying everyone a personalised gift might be a nice idea but how realistic is it?

Christmas to do list - homemade baking

Christmas treats: here’s a few we prepared earlier…

We only have a set number of days before Christmas arrives so separate out the ‘must dos’ and the ‘would be nice to dos’.

Christmas to do list - decorations

Homemade Christmas decorations are definitely a ‘would be nice to do’

Quickly you’ll see that your real to do list is much shorter; thus leaving you more time for the nice things on the list like creating hand-made cards or spending extra time on those personalised gifts.

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