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NOW CLOSED Share your top tips on how to make Christmas run smoothly with Clas Ohlson and be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Nov-12 17:36:55

The household goods retailer Clas Ohlson would like to hear your best advice and pearls of wisdom about how to make your Christmas run smoothly.

If you're not familiar with Clas Ohlson (and even if you are!) please do check out their pages on Mumsnet. Here are a few words from them: "Clas Ohlson sells thousands of useful products that aim to make everyday life easier. With Christmas just around the corner, we know that now's the time to get organised, which is where we can help!"

How do you approach Christmas? With a Zen-like calm and festive cheer? Or with an impending sense of doom and dread?

If you host Christmas, how do you stay organised and keep your home from turning into a tip? If you head elsewhere for Christmas, how do you make sure you take everything you need and don't forget essential pressies etc?

Please do share your advice and top tips for avoiding Christmas disasters and making the festive season run smoothly. Everyone who posts their comments on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Clas Ohlson voucher.

Clas Ohlson are also running a competition on MN - if you'd like to enter, please click here.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!
MNHQ

LateDeveloper Tue 04-Dec-12 14:58:00

I don't like to do too much shopping in advance - I work better under pressure and have brought some of the best, most inspired presents when swooping round the shops in the week before Christmas.

try to do a few homemade things with the kids - decorations, fudge etc - they love to contribute

don't try to be too tasteful - for me a gaudy tree and crumpled skew-wiff paper chains are really homely and Christmassy

if you have to do a food shop a few days before Christmas don't do what I did and take your 3 month dd with you. Even though she was in a sling she nearly got barged into several times by Christmas-crazed trolley zombies.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Dec-12 15:29:40

Thanks for all your comments. The winner of the prize draw is...

ClementineKelandra

Congratulations, I'll PM you to get your details.

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