10 Get min­utes or­gan­ised to... For Christ­mas

Fin­ish all your life ad­min now, re­lax with 10 bot­tles of mulled wine later…

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Your In-be­tween events that pe­riod be­tween Christ­mas and new Year is no­to­ri­ously bor­ing and, by the time it hits, ev­ery­thing tick­eted will have sold out. search for the­atre shows, pan­tos and con­certs now, then start a what­sapp group and lock in your mates. You’ll totes thank us come 27 De­cem­ber.

2 Do De­clut­ter clear­ing up af­ter the fes­tive pe­riod is so much sim­pler if you’ve had a de­clut­ter be­fore­hand. ‘tackle one cat­e­gory – say, clothes – at a time,’ says pro­fes­sional or­gan­iser Marie kondo. ‘and move swiftly, keep­ing the end goal in sight.’ de­clut­ter­ing helps you iden­tify what you have and what you might need to re­fresh, mean­ing you’ll be able to fill up the christ­mas list your mum’s been beg­ging you for with prac­ti­cal, use­ful things. like that pair of Zara boots, ahem.

3 wrap It up there couldn’t be a more sim­ple idea than wrap­ping presents as you buy them – trust us, it’s the best tip we’ve had in a long time. If you don’t, the sea­son will run away with you, and on Christ­mas eve you’ll be sat with a bot­tle of gin, three per­fectly wrapped presents and ev­ery­one else’s just shoved in bags – ef­fort now cre­ates more chill time later.

4 Get the Fast train with flights more spendy than ever, the train is a good back-up plan, but don’t get stuck stand­ing up. the train­line has re­vealed the busiest day for travel last year was sat­ur­day 16 de­cem­ber – by book­ing in ad­vance now, you could save up to 49%. that’s prob­a­bly a Mango bag or two.

5 think long-term soz to be a Deb­bie Downer, but let’s talk£££.be­tween­nowand25de­cem­ber, there are two pay­days (thank you, prechrist­mas pay packet), but it’s around 11 weeks till Jan­uary’s pay (de­pend­ing which day you read this, obvs). so, you need to tot up your es­ti­mated spend for gifts, trav­el­ling home, par­ty­ing, out­fits, plus that of your usual bills, and mi­nus it from your pay pack­ets. Be re­al­is­tic with your spend­ing now and you’re less likely to be eat­ing soup and stay­ing in for the first few months of 2018. Fun.

train-ing home for Xmas? Book it now, trust us

wrap up gifts as you buy them. sim­ple

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