The problem is that I can't remember what I already bought for whom and where I might have stashed it.
Then voilà, a solution miraculously appears on the front page of this morning's Record ("Just Hear those Sales a-Ringing"). A reporter at a local mall interviewed the most organized shopper that I've ever heard of:
Michelle Bradshaw has a holiday shopping list as organized as Santa's.
It's computer-printed with a pair of columns that lets her keep track of what she's bought for whom.
On the left, she's listed the friends and family members she's shopping for and printed the items she's already bought for them under their names.
To the right of each name, she's typed some potential gifts and reserved space for pencilling in spontaneous gift ideas while shopping...
This is awesome! I'm going to give it a try. If anyone else has any tips to get organized for Christmas, please share.
I have one tip for decorating: What you put up, must come down. Therefore be a minimalist.
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UPDATE: Well I see that Ontario MPP's have voted to give themselves a tidy Christmas present at the expense of the taxpayer. It just gets worse and worse. The Ontario NDP seems to be the only party left with any integrity. But will they accept the raise?