My Ultimate Christmas Organising Checklist
Finally, it is the last week of the Ultimate Christmas Organising Checklist. Hopefully by the end of this week,with 2 days to go to Christmas you will be cool, calm and collected and ready to have a great Christmas. If you haven’t been keeping track I have lots of helpful hints in in my Getting Festive with an Organised Christmas post. Or you can Now see my whole guide and downloaded it HERE This post may contain Affiliate links.
Track those Christmas Presents
1. Hopefully all those presents you ordered online are arriving, if not try and chase down on Monday. You should be able to tell what hasn’t arrived if you have been writing things in you Gift List. Contact the sellers and see where they are by Monday lastest.
To put you mind at rest, places like Amazon allow you to track your gifts which is such a handy feature.
Pick Up the Practical Christmas Supplies
2. This week it is time to pick up the practical stuff.
- Batteries for toys that need them and always have spares.
- Light-bulbs because you can always guarantee that one will go on Christmas Eve !
- Don’t forget to pick up Toilet Roll
- Bin Bags,
- Dishwasher supplies
- Tin Foil which always seem to run out over Christmas.
Make Sure your pets are looked after during Christmas
3. If you have pets make sure you have arrangements in place if you have to leave them in kennels. And if they are staying home food to cover the Christmas period, nothing worse than running out of bunny food on Christmas day.
Mind you be careful when I went to get some bunny food before Christmas a couple of years ago, we ended up coming home with a Fancy Rat !!
4. Make sure that is anyone needs repeat medications that you have the prescriptions filled this week , also make use you stock up on paracetamol and antacids for people suffering over the holidays.
5. Remember to do some meal planning for the days around Christmas – sometimes we are so focused on the day that we forget to plan something for Christmas Eve or the days following if you need a hand on how to meal plan check out my link HERE and download the meal planner printable HERE
6. Time to clean up the fridge for all those fresh Christmas Supplies – empty the fridge, give it a good clean and organize it so you can see what you have a glance.
7. If you need to buy heating supplies for your home do that now , so if you need to order oil, gas or coal get that done this week. I was in a house that ran out of oil over Christmas many years ago – chilly and not that festive !!!
Get those Festive Pajama’s and Accessorises
8. Check out your outfits for parties and festive parties, do you need to get tights or accessories ? Pick those up this week. In our house we have a tradition on Christmas Eve of new pajamas, you can get lovely, cheap ones from Penneys and Aldi.
Visit the Christmas light displays in the Area
9. For a bit of Christmas Fun this week organised with some friends and their kids to drive around to see the Christmas lights in your area – there is always one house that goes all out !!.
Make some Christmas Pudding pops
Easy Christmas Pudding Pops
- 2 large chocolate Muffins – now you can make your own chocolate cake but as I said we are going for easy here.
- Half a packet of crushed Oreos or similar biscuits
- 80g Melted butter
- 300g Milk Chocolate
- 50g White Chocolate
- Holly and Berries Sprinkles if your able to get hold of them if not use writing icing to make your own.
- Pop Sticks
The How to Bit
- Break up the muffins and biscuits and place in a blender and blitz until they are in a fine crumb state.
- Melt the butter and mix gently into the crumb and form into a dough with your hands ( yes this is a messy one )
- Roll into truffle sized balls and add a stick to each one as shown and place into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
- Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl over a pan of just simmering water. Cover your chilled chocolate pops with a layer of chocolate. Allow them to set by placing them in a block of polystyrene or a cake pop stand.
- Melt your white chocolate I did this in the microwave in a plastic icing bag.
- And pipe it onto the top of your puddings. Add your Holly decorations and you are done – easy peasy
- Wrap them up in Cellophane and you have the perfect gift for class mates or neighbours or hungry teenagers.
Hopefully this guide should mean that by Christmas week you can relax and enjoy your Christmas with Family and Friends !
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