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Dec 18, 2013

Christmas Planning – Final Countdown

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas.

Next week is Christmas so this week it is all about our final steps. Ideally the last few weeks have helped and you are feeling in control in the lead up to Christmas Day.

  • Purchase perishable foods
  • Buy flowers
  • Buy batteries
  • Charge videos and cameras
  • Decorate the table early
  • Prepare foods in advance
  • Take time to think about Christmas Eve
  • Remember the milk and cookies for Santa and the Reindeers
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Dec 18, 2013

Christmas Planning – Final Countdown

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The house is cleaned, the gifts are wrapped, the decorations are up, most of the functions are out of the way. Wow – we got there. It is now the week before Christmas and it is time for the little details. It is time to: Buy some flowers Wrap the last presents Buy final perishable foods Check your camera and videos are charged Buy some batteries Have your last few days planned out so your head is clear Things to include in your final plan: Defrosting any meats Preparing the table Preparing any food that can be done early Make sure you have enough cutlery and crockery Get your clothes out and organised Get your sleep Plan Your Christmas Eve Spend time with the kids in the park so they are tired and will go to sleep early Have an...
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Dec 11, 2013

Christmas Planning – Theft During the Holiday Season

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas.

Thieves are out and about more than normal at this time of the year. Some small tips to help keep your home safe.

  • Lock the doors of the home and car
  • Be aware when shopping
  • Plan if you are going away for example:
    • Have someone collect your mail
    • Put your rubbish bins out
    • Arrange for the lawns to be mowed
    • Put timers on some lights and radios in the house
    • Arrange for someone to house sit
    • Let your neighbours know you will be away
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Dec 11, 2013

Enjoying Christmas – Theft

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Believe it or not, at this time of year, you aren’t the only busy person. Thieves are busy too. They know that houses are full of gifts and presents. At the same time, they have a busy schedule just after Christmas when everyone heads off on holidays. Lock the House We are busy and in and out of the house. I know this sounds basic, but make sure the doors are locked. Thieves are out and about and just trying doors is easy for them. Lock the Car When at shopping centres, it can be an ordeal just getting a car park. This means by the time we have a car park, we can jump out of the car and forget to lock the car. Break down boxes If you leave a large box out...
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Dec 4, 2013

Christmas Planning – Your Health At Christmas

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas.

Looking after yourself is key. So consider the following factors:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Continue to exercise
  • Eat well in between functions
  • Take time to think and plan
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Dec 4, 2013

Enjoying Christmas – Guard Your Health

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This time of year we all seem to push beyond our ‘normal’ limits. It is important for you to look after yourself. It is easy to abuse your health with parties, rich food, a busy schedule, less time for sleep, dropping or reducing the exercise routine. Some suggestions include: Food It is important to enjoy the festive season; however, be aware of what food you are eating. When not at functions and parties, be conscious of eating really well. Salads, fruit, and vegetables. When you are at functions and parties, try not to go there hungry. Eat something before you go so that you aren’t starving. Water Drink plenty of water all the time especially when you are at functions and events where alcohol will be served. Try to have a glass of water...
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Nov 27, 2013

Christmas Planning – Decorate the House

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

This week it is all about Decorating the House for Christmas. When decorating the house, the first step is to clean the house. Get everyone involved. Then once it is clean, it is time to decorate. As you clear for the decorations to be put up, declutter the house as you go. Don’t make this a massive element; just ask yourself whether you need these ornaments in the future.

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Nov 27, 2013

Enjoying Christmas – Spring Clean and Decorate for Christmas

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If you haven’t already done so, it is time to Spring Clean, DeClutter and Decorate the house. Wow, that seems like three big tasks. However, like everything we do, we break it down. Spring Clean It is time to think about the cleaning tasks that need to be done for the Christmas season. Do these tasks over the next few weeks if you can. Starting with the long lasting tasks. It may be organising for the carpet and curtains to be professionally cleaned. It may be a good solid dusting in the rooms that you will be entertaining in during the festive season. If you can outsource tasks then book them in. Keep in mind this is not a time for major home repair jobs, painting, redecorating or other big projects. Our...
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Nov 20, 2013

Christmas Planning – Gift Wrapping Station

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas.

This week it is all about the Wrapping the Christmas Gifts.

Set up a gift wrapping area or station in your home. Items to include:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Ribbons
  • Gift Boxes
  • Bags
  • Gift tags
  • Set this all up in a zone in your home.
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Nov 20, 2013

Enjoying Christmas – Gift Wrapping

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The size of families varies and the number of gifts we buy varies as well. This may be a great tip for you or it may just be a little bit over the top. If it is, apologies; however, our organising community is varied, so it is important to help and support everyone. I have a friend who likes to wrap all her presents Christmas Eve so this may not apply to you at all. I prefer to get my sleep Christmas Eve, so I like to have my gifts wrapped early. I have created what I refer to as a “gift wrapping zone” in our house. It is all set up and ready this time of year with sticky tape, wrapping paper, bags, ribbons, pens and gift cards. Having the gift...
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