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admiralclingus Fri 15-Aug-14 19:45:55

I work in retail. The last 2 years have involved mad dashes round town after working all day with some horrible people taking out their Christmas woes on you and spending 73 billion hours waiting in queues and trying to avoid the crowds!

So I want to be organised by the first, nothing left to buy and only wrapping and decorating to worry about.

Anyone else up for the challenge?

ohfourfoxache Fri 15-Aug-14 19:47:54

That sounds brilliant - I always aim to get everything done in November but I still end up rushing on Christmas Eve blush

How far have you got?

BunnyPotter Fri 15-Aug-14 19:49:12

Ooh yes! I also want all my decorations prepared by then too (I like making things, but don't have time any more!).
Think we'll manage?!

Mumof3xox Fri 15-Aug-14 19:49:36

Yes me!

So far I have some books for dc and nothing else!

dollybean Fri 15-Aug-14 20:03:39

I'm definitely up for the challenge! I always have good intentions of being organised but I can never seem to get it together in time for December- there's always something! Determined to be done and dusted by 1st Dec this year grin

ANLBXX Fri 15-Aug-14 20:10:10

I would be up for this challenge too have dd's birthday in dec she will be 13 so would like to be organised for that too!

ANLBXX Fri 15-Aug-14 20:10:58

PS I love Christmas x

missnevermind Fri 15-Aug-14 23:38:29

Studio cards catalogue came today. So I have started my Christmas shopping grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 15-Aug-14 23:52:24

Here too.
I have DS birthday in December and I'm on the waiting list for gallbladder surgery (at last) which will be about mid Nov- Dec.

So I need to fit in all my present buying, DS birthday presents and whatever he wants to do, do lists for food, have surgery and recover, and do all our pre-planned outings.

Cracks knuckles. Ready for challenge.

And I predict, this winter will be a blighter .

BittersweetSymphony Fri 15-Aug-14 23:54:38

Me please! smile

I've already started shopping and have got most of the things for my DD and my side of the family. Just a few bits for everyone and DP left. Shame DP is always the hardest really! :P

MumofWombat Sat 16-Aug-14 00:02:10

Me too! I'm a good 50% of the way, but unfortunately I've got all the awkward ones still to get.

xalyssx Sat 16-Aug-14 00:34:50

Ooh I'm almost done and wrapped shock I've also done all the family birthdays, they start at the end of September and finish at the beginning of February. I'm the only one outside of that, so as soon as my birthday is over, I start shopping. This year, I'm hosting Xmas for the first time, so I want to be wrapped as well, just in case there are any issues nearer the time.

Rowboat Sat 16-Aug-14 08:38:26

Wow that's impressive.
70 what makes you think it'll be a bad winter out of interest?
So far I have got a 5 year Christmas organiser and done some research. I need to get organised though. Have family birthdays too. I'm always afraid to start so early in case something better comes along later.

onebumpplease Sat 16-Aug-14 14:30:44

I have the same goal. I don't mind if I have decided on a couple of gifts and need to wait on my December wage (mid month) to finalise, but they would be ordered online or reserved for pick up. But I need to know its all in hand by 1st so I can enjoy the month.

admiralclingus Sat 16-Aug-14 15:07:59

Wow loads of us in!

I'm part way through, dd is sorted with regards to what I'm getting her, just gotta go get the last few bits

His dad is sorted but no idea for his mom or brother

I've ordered a few bits for friends, so just waiting on those!

lumpybumpylooloo Sat 16-Aug-14 17:18:09

I haven't started yet but always like to be finished by the 1st December so I can enjoy the Christmas build-up instead of getting stressed out in busy shops. I find the weekends in December just 'disappear' between Christmas parties and get togethers, pantomimes, visiting Santa, festive outings etc so would not want to add shopping into the mix!! Can't wait!!

Holfin Sat 16-Aug-14 20:29:29

Signing up smile. I have 2 toddlers and the thought of going round the shops with them in December brings me out in a cold sweat so aiming for an early finish !

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 16-Aug-14 21:13:46

Rowboat it just feels really autumney right now.
The past 2 years we've gone away at the August Bank Holiday, I was wearing a skirt and sandles for the 2am drive (and warm)

It's Baltic out there now shock and the garden feels like it's ckosing up shop now.

DD and I went to Bluewater today, after getting 3-4 bags I was "grrrrr, I am not relishing the Christmas Shopping"

BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger Sat 16-Aug-14 21:27:36

Can I join? I also work in retail and have the added pressure that all the adult presents on my side of the family have to be home made grin

So far I have sorted the DC's stockings except the chocolate, bought a few presents, worked out what I am making and bought in the supplies to make them.

I have DD's advent calendar but need to get one for DS.

DownstairsMixUp Sat 16-Aug-14 21:31:26

Ooh I'm in! I've been super organized!

I've downloaded a gift list app on my phone that you can "tick" off when you buy things! Set a day once a week where you order a present and it soon adds up. I get some tax credits every Wednesday so on that day I check my list and order one thing off amazon and stash it under the bed. Also with the groceries I've been buying a bottle of wine every week for the past four (I give at least 3 as gifts every year without fail) and because it only adds on a few pounds to the shopping I've barely noticed but the list is getting ticked!

IsabellaofFrance Sat 16-Aug-14 22:38:47

Count me in, I want to be completely done by the beginning of december because we are having a loft conversion done.

So far I have a few things on my ebay watch list. I am waiting form another double nectar points weekend before I buy.

WildFlowersAttractBees Sat 16-Aug-14 23:34:40

I am in too! I have made a small start thanks to the bargain threads but need to get a wiggle on.

Tory79 Sun 17-Aug-14 08:39:02

downstairs what is the name of the app you got?

admiralclingus Sun 17-Aug-14 09:25:30

Yay to being organised!!!

Maybe we need to gather once a week for a status check and motivational meeting?!

DownstairsMixUp Sun 17-Aug-14 09:54:43

It's called gift list. Comes up as a little red Box present symbol when it's downloaded

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