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Holiday Organizing Tip #24: Relax

Holiday Organizing Tip #24: Relax

Relax. Enjoy all your hard work and the wonderful time you get to spend with your family and friends.

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #21: Charge the Batteries

Holiday Organizing Tip #21: Charge the Batteries

Make sure your rechargeable batteries are charged and that you have  extra batteries on hand for all of your electronics. Don’t let that special moment pass you by because you are struggling to get your camera to work!

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #7 - Think of Others

Holiday Organizing Tip #7 - Think of Others

Think of others over the holiday season. Volunteer at soup kitchen. Buy gifts for a toy drive or angel tree. Send a care package to a soldier oversees (http://soldiersangels.org/).

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #6 - Pare Down the Decorations

Holiday Organizing Tip #6 - Pare Down the Decorations

When you put out your Christmas decorations, do you have a few lone items that can’t seem to find a home?  Don’t let them just live in a box year after year, get rid of them! Donate them to Goodwill or a local women’s shelter. Share the holiday spirit with others and keep your valuable storage space available for the items you truly love!

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #3 - Edit the Master Calendar

Holiday Organizing Tip #3 - Edit the Master Calendar

The holidays can be extremely busy times. When making your master family Holiday calendar, consider which events are “Must attends” like your daughter’s band concert, which are “Would be nice to attend” like the town Christmas parade and which are “I would rather have a root canal than attend” like your neighbor’s annual open house. If there are events that you can edit out of your schedule with gentle excuses, you will make the holidays more about spending time with the people you love doing things you love to do.

 

Shopping apps are not one size fits all

Shopping apps are not one size fits all

Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY

Want to score huge deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well you're not alone, and you can bet that whatever stores you're planning on hitting will be filled with like-minded shoppers. It's a war zone out there, and if you want to emerge victorious you'll need to use the ultimate bargain-finding secret weapon: your beloved smartphone and a suite of powerful apps that will leave your bank account healthy and your Christmas list conquered.

SHOPPING APPS ARE NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Vets can rake in freebies all day and all night

Vets can rake in freebies all day and all night

By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Sure, there are a few catches — and most require proof of military service. (You need to check company websites for the fine print.) But if you're a vet or active military, you might plan out a Freebie Monday that goes something like this:

• You wake up hungry.Head over to Denny's for all-you-can-eat stacks of buttermilk pancakes. But you've got to pay up for anything else you get.

•You're feeling scruffy. Great Clips has you covered. Vets can walk in on Monday — with no appointment — and get free haircuts. If you don't have the time Monday, or just got a buzz cut, you can still snatch a rain check for a freebie haircut.