One morning last week, a Professional Organiser friend and colleague and I had an important meeting. The meeting went well, and to celebrate we went to get coffee afterwards. Over coffee and a chat we discovered we both had no set plans for the rest of the day, something quite unusual for both of us. We also realised we both had Christmas shopping to get done. We are women of action, so off we went, the two of us on a mission.
In about 3 hours we managed to buy gifts for 19 people, 2 pairs of shoes and various other essentials. Now I’m not the kind of girl who enjoys shopping, or does it often. But everywhere we went, people commented on how organised we were. We just grinned and thought “yes we are”. So how did we accomplish so much in so little time?
- We had in mind those we had to buy for and what might suit.
- We knew our budgets and stuck to them.
- We made quick decisions.
- We had each other, which made it fun instead of a chore.
It’s really that simple. Start now and you too could have your Christmas gift shopping done before December starts and so do the crowds.