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5 Easy Things To Do In September To Prepare For Christmas

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

September 17, 2023 - Written By: The Cozy Butterfly

 
Kickstart the Holiday Magic! 🎄✨ Get a head start on the merriest time of the year with '5 Easy Things To Do In September To Prepare For Christmas.' Say goodbye to holiday stress and hello to joyful preparations. Discover the secret to making your '-ber months' merry as you embark on a journey to make this December your most stress-free and enjoyable yet. Ready to sprinkle a little early holiday magic into your life?

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GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER🎄


As September rolls in, I can't help but feel the excitement building for the upcoming holiday season. That's right – I'm talking about Christmas! Some folks might say it's a tad early to start thinking about it, but I've got a secret to share. These 'Ber Months,' as I like to call them, are the perfect time to get a head start on all your holiday preparations.


Picture this: a December that's stress-free, brimming with joy, and filled with precious moments spent with loved ones. It's not just a dream; it's an achievable goal. And it all begins right here in September. So, join me on this delightful journey as we uncover 5 easy and effective steps to pave the way for the coziest, most memorable Christmas yet. Together, we'll make the most of every moment, from crafting to planning, and ensure that this holiday season truly sparkles.🎄🎁✨



Step One: Living Room Revival – The Deep Clean Edition!


Here's a sneak peek into my secret to a stress-free holiday season: I've been dedicating each month to deep-clean a room, ensuring that I'm fully prepared for the arrival of holiday visitors. And this September, our spotlight is on the heart of our home – the living room.

As the autumn vibes start settling in, I kick off with some serious decluttering to make way for my cozy fall decorations. It's the perfect time to refresh the space. I get busy moving furniture, sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting every nook and cranny, even the ceilings and corners. Wall decor gets a little TLC too – down it comes for a thorough dusting, along with the wall behind it. Ceiling fans and lamps shine brighter after a good cleaning, and I never forget to tackle those drawers and baskets (yes, that magazine pile too!).

Next on the list is giving the window treatments a refreshing wash, followed by a peek under the couch cushions for any hidden treasures. Finally, I turn my attention to the bookshelves, ensuring every item gets a little dusting or a full clean. It's a living room transformation that sets the stage for a holiday-ready home!🍂🏡✨


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Step Two: Time For Retail Therapy!


Who says you have to squeeze all your holiday shopping into one hectic month? I'm all about getting a head start! Why wait until after Thanksgiving when you can hit the malls, retail stores, or shop online right now? Not only does it ease the holiday budget strain, but it also spreads out the joy of spending over several months. (Down below I will link products for some of the things on the shopping list.)


Here's a savvy September shopping list:


  • Christmas Trees: Purchasing a Christmas tree in September offers several fantastic advantages. Firstly, you beat the holiday rush, avoiding long lines and limited selections. Secondly, you can take your time to select a high-quality tree that perfectly suits your decor and personal style.


  • Christmas Pillow Covers: Transform your living room into a winter wonderland with affordable pillow covers under $20. Check out my article for decorating tips!


  • Batteries: Don't let the dreaded 'no batteries' moment ruin Christmas morning. Stock up on AAA, AA, D, and 9V batteries – keep a dedicated 'batteries' box in the pantry.



  • Hard Candies: I snag a 5-pound bag of peppermints and other kinds of Christmas candies.



  • Canned Goods for Food Drives: Be a holiday hero by gradually collecting non-perishable items each week. You'll assemble a generous basket for holiday food drives without denting your budget. Giving feels good! 🎄🛍️💫

  • Christmas Decorations: Many stores offer early discounts on holiday decorations, so you can start building your festive atmosphere. I also will link some Christmas decorations that you can purchase online. (When you click one of the pins below it will take you directly to the page where you can look at the different Christmas Decor items.)



  • Gift Wrapping Supplies: Stock up on wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags. And don't forget the tape and scissors! Double sided tape is the best.

Wrapping Paper:


Christmas Ribbons:


Christmas Gift Tags:


Tape and Scissors:



  • Lights and Ornaments: Purchase or replace Christmas lights and ornaments while they're readily available.



  • Gift Cards: Retailers often offer deals or bonuses when you purchase gift cards, making them great early gifts.

  • Baking Supplies: Buy ingredients for Christmas treats and cookies, especially if they're on sale.

  • Toys: Keep an eye out for sales on popular toys to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

  • Winter Clothing: Purchase warm clothing, such as coats and sweaters, for your family at discounted prices.

  • Electronics: Look for sales on gadgets and electronics, which can make great Christmas gifts.



  • Travel Deals: If you plan to travel during the holidays, September can be a good time to book flights and accommodations at lower rates.

  • Home Appliances: Take advantage of Labor Day sales to buy household appliances, which can also make thoughtful gifts.


By taking advantage of September sales and promotions, you can ease the financial and logistical burdens of holiday preparations, making your Christmas season more enjoyable and stress-free. Step Three: Make Your Own Gifts


Keep the handmade Christmas gift-making momentum going! Here's a handy trick I swear by: select a single project, create an assembly line, and crank out a lot of gifts. We've tackled wreaths, necklaces, signs, and ornaments using this efficient method. Also if you have children, have them help you make these gifts or they can make gifts of there own for family!


Check out these DIY ideas for handmade gifts:

Step Four: Lock in that Family Christmas Photo Don't wait!


Reach out to your photographer and secure a spot on their calendar for your family, kids, grandparents, and extended family. Trust me, these slots get booked up in a jiffy! (By the way, if you're in the Delaware area I know a GREAT photographer so leave a comment if you’re looking for someone!)


Step Five: Update Calendars & Lists


It's time to give those trusty lists from July a refresh. Keep your calendar up-to-date as well. The moment you receive an invitation for any holiday event, whether it's cookie baking or a festive gathering, pencil it in. Start coordinating with family members to determine who's hosting celebrations and who's heading out of town for the holidays. Stay organized and ahead of the game!


AFTER READING CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER CONCLUSION…


So, there you have it – the ultimate September playbook to sprinkle some early holiday magic into your life! With these 5 easy steps, you're not just preparing for Christmas; you're crafting the perfect recipe for a season filled with joy, love, and unforgettable moments. Let the festivities begin, and may your holidays be as bright and delightful as the decorations you're about to hang!🎄🌟🎁














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