Tip 2 in our countdown to a stress free Christmas is here: do a bit at a time to avoid that last minute, Christmas Eve panic.
All through November and December we will be offering up advice, tips and hints every day on how to enjoy a stress free Christmas this year!
You can catch up on all 21 tips for your stress free Christmas on our website.
Stress free Christmas tip 2: Do a bit at a time
Everyone dreads hitting the shops on Christmas Eve because they still have presents to get or a turkey to buy.
Instead of fighting over the last bag of Brussels sprouts or lurking around the turkey aisle, do a little bit at a time.
Brussels sprouts: are they really worth that Christmas Eve panic?
Start to stock up early and buy a few things at a time. If budgets are squeezed this Christmas, consider gifts of your time rather than items that cost money.
Give your spouse the gift of vouchers for a night off their half of the housework. Or the promise to paint the spare room that you never seem to get around to doing.
Natalie was delighted with her Christmas voucher for evenings on the couch while the kids did the housework
Ditch the frantic, last-minute panic by using your Christmas plan from tip 1 and do a bit at a time for a stress free Christmas.