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Why not make your Christmas stress free this year! – you in?

Most people focus on the presents, food and guests when it comes to planning Christmas – but there are so many other things to think about as well.  Are you always missing a few key items come Christmas Day that would have made your life a lot easier?

That’s where this list will come in useful for you!

I’ve put together my “must-have’s” for Christmas, some are things to get, and others are just things to think about – but all should make Christmas a lot less stressful for having them in your home.


9 essentials to make Christmas stress free this year



Of course batteries** feature high on the list – I don’t know many homes that haven’t run out of the right sized batteries just as they are needed for new toys and games for the kids….

Don’t run low by stocking up now!

TIP – If you buy presents that will need batteries, then write down what they will need so you can ensure you have the right amount of the right size on your shopping list.



My little treat to myself every Christmas! (I know I know – I need to get out more ;o) )

But, joking aside, disposable baking trays** really help with the Christmas dinner because there is no soaking of trays or washing up to be done after you’ve eaten.


TIP – You could go even further and use plastic plates/cutlery and glasses when you host parties – the ultimate in easy clearing up!



You may well have planned all meals over Christmas – but what if someone turns up unexpectedly, or you have to suddenly host something?

Having an extra meal in the freezer will be a godsend if anything like this happens. Choose something that can be cooked from frozen, and that needs little “extra” bits to make a complete meal.

I like things like Lasagne and garlic bread, or cottage pie and frozen peas, or pizza – all would be happily received by people, but dead easy to put together with hardly any notice.



Along with food for unexpected people and events – you would be wise to have a couple of extra presents wrapped and ready to give out should someone pop in that wasn’t on your list! It will save you any embarrassment should they bring something for you….

Choose a couple of gifts that would be easy to give to people – things that work well are: –

Yes, you may not need them, but should the unexpected happen you’ll thank yourself you were prepared! And, if you don’t need them then you can always give them as gifts throughout the year, or use them yourself!


Items that you need to buy or have in your home to make your Christmas stress free. Have more fun and less hassle with these tips and ideas for Christmas


So, how many of these 4 have you got? The first items were all things to buy – but I want to move on now to things that you need to think about or get ready for around your home.

You ready to make Christmas stress free? Let’s take a look …

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