Day 2 of the 12 Days of Planning: Christmas Task List
Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Planning. I've created a free printable that I think we all need right about now: a Christmas task list!
Whether you're completely organised and ready for Christmas day or your mind is swirling with all that you need to accomplish between now and then, this free printable task list will help you to wake up on Christmas morning relaxed and ready to enjoy the big day.
Once you get all of those "to dos" out of your head and onto paper, you can:
organise your time better
be realistic about what you can and cannot achieve over the next four days
decide which things you can do yourself and which you will need to delegate
free up time to enjoy activities like driving around to ooh and aah at the Christmas lights
get the whole family on board and helping, including the kids where possible
And as discussed in yesterday's post, you can experience the joy of ticking off each task as you go!
In case your mind is drawing a blank at this point due to sheer exhaustion, I've compiled a list of tasks to get you started:
Create a schedule for food preparation and cooking
Check you have the required quantities of crockery, glassware etc
Plan what serving dishes and implements you will need
Write out a grocery list including batteries
Plan treats to leave for Santa and his reindeer
Clean out the fridge and make space
Ensure the BBQ gas bottles are full
Buy groceries and drinks
Clean the house
Tidy the kids' rooms or better still, get them to do it
Prepare for overnight guests
Set the table
Create a seating plan and make place cards
Iron tablecloths and napkins
Finish gift wrapping
Plan outfits for all members of the family and make sure they're clean
Have a music playlist ready to go
Charge cameras and phones
Fill ice trays and chill drinks
Buy bags of ice
Go out and see the Christmas lights
So print out the Christmas task list, stick it on the fridge and get ticking!
Tomorrow's post will be related to planning the school holidays. Four more sleeps until Santa comes and 11 more sleeps until 2017!