A good friend who has an organizing company SIMPLYORGANIZEIT.NET sent out these tips. I thought I would share since mañana is Black Friday Shop till u drop peps
AS HOLIDAYS APPROACH, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU SOME SUGGESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU HIT STORES ON BLACK FRIDAY! Save money and time with 4 ideas-
1. Ask everyone to make gift lists for you that include 3 gift
choices under $25 (or whatever amount you choose) and where they can be purchased. Make your own list of 3 items for them. Exchange your lists, and you’re guaranteed to give what people want and to get what you want. This really helps to avoid clutter caused by gifts received that you and your recipient’s don’t need! (Thank goodness CHI CHI CHI CHIAS are gone . . . or are they???)
2. Rather than exchanging gifts, perhaps you can suggest that everyone agrees to put the money towards a group dinner or excursion. This works great for the home, or the office!
3. Give gift certificates, and ask for gift certificates. They don’t clutter. They don’t cost much to ship. People can buy what they want. It’s a win-win-win situation. A SIMPLYORGANIZEIT.net GIFT CARD IS A GREAT WAY TO SHARE ORGANIZATION FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE THAT MAY NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP GETTING ORGANIZED. WE ALL KNOW ONE!?
4. Get the “easy gifts” out of the way early. For example: the paper boy, the mailman, the hairdresser and even the teachers. Buy these in November, so they do not impact your December holiday budget. These gifts always seem to be bought later when finances and time are draining…..
Good luck and happy shopping!!