Do you have a Christmas stash place for presents?

Sunday, November 23, 2008 3:55
Posted in category Holidays, Saving Money

Do you have a Christmas stash area for your presents?  How many times have you bought a Christmas present months ahead of the holiday season, only to either forget you bought it or forget where you put it?  Believe me, this happens to a lot of us!  One way to help is to keep a gift giving list, where you keep track of what you have bought for each person, regardless of whether it is February or December.

Another easy way to help keep you organized, and remembering what you have already bought, is to have a Christmas stash area where you put all your presents.  Whether it is in a specific room, such as a spare bedroom or the basement, or a specific place, such as under your bed or at the top of a hall closet, keeping all the presents together in the same location will help you remember everything you have bought when you just have to go to one place to see it all.  It is far easier than when you have presents scattered in hiding spots throughout the house.

When you have a Christmas stash place, you will know where that cute martini glass necklace is that you bought your sister back in April and it will also remind you that you bought your father-in-law a new cordless drill when you bought it in that after Christmas sale last year but promptly forgot about it.

It also means all your gifts are in one place o when you have some spare time, you can do some wrapping in batches, rather than trying to squeeze all the wrapping into a single session a couple of days before Christmas!

It is also great last minute prep work if you plan on doing a ton of Christmas shopping on Black Friday!

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2 Responses to “Do you have a Christmas stash place for presents?”

  1. Cutie's Mom says:

    November 24th, 2008 at 6:26 am

    I use the top shelf of my closet, strategically placed behind some shoe boxes, and in some shoe boxes too! I am thankful I had been buying things on sale through the year now that dh lost his job :(

  2. Katie says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I have a closet that I keep everything in now including cards that I buy… I am always forgetting cards that I had bought previously