simple solutions thursday

Welcome back! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday last week and lots of tasty food with great friends and family. Getting bak into the swing of things can always prove challenging after a holiday, but not this time around! With less than 30 days until the end of 2015, staying organized through the holiday season is key to having fun, while staying sane! IMG_5574

First up, keeping track of all those holiday purchases. This is so very important. Between the hustle and bustle of the month, day-to-day life, and holiday meal preparation, writing down each and every purchase is imperative. Not only for keeping track of what you have purchased for whom, but to hold yourself accountable by creating and sticking to a budget. How do you do such a thing, you ask?

Super simple! By using a holiday gift tracker, like this one by Sessa Vee, you are guaranteed to not forget someone special on your list. Not only is it beautiful, but it is super functional. I paired this gift list with an accordion file, perfect for storing receipts, gift receipts, wish lists from the littles, and your gift list, keeping all pertinent items in one place. Not only does this relieve the stress of gift buying for the holidays, but helps you easily track your spending.

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And it's just as easy as that! Being prepared for the holidays has never been so simple. What is your tried and true method of tracking holiday gifts and spending? Comment below, I would love to hear about it!

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