Festive Season Nightmares to Avoid

Festive Season Nightmares to Avoid

The following contribution is from another author.

The festive season posts are no doubt going to be coming in thick and fast at the minute, and rightly so. We’re now only a few days away from it being December, and that’s when the real countdown begins. The decorations go up, the advent calendar gets opened, and it will officially be ok to watch Christmas films all day long. It’s just a great season, and the joy of the world really does come out. But we all know that this time of year is never going to be smooth sailing. There’s always at least one thing that comes along to rock the festive boat, and depending on how together you feel, this could cause a ton of stress and anxiety. As soon as the 1st of December comes around, it’s just so easy to feel that wall of panic set in, and to feel as though you really have left everything to last minute…like every year. So, we’re going to try and settle some of the festive season nightmares that you could face, and if you do, how to face them in the best way possible. Keep on reading, and see what we think you’ll be looking to avoid!

Home Nightmares

Your home is no doubt going to be your pride and joy, and that has never been truer when it comes to the festive season. You decorate it as well as you possibly can do, and it becomes a trophy home to show off to the many visitors that you’re going to have. But there’s a nightmare or two that can happen in the home but they can be avoided. One of the biggest for anyone who is hosting this Christmas is something to go wrong with one of your appliances. From your fridge to your oven, you probably take for granted how well they’re working at the minute. Your fridge in particular can come under a lot of strain this time of year, with it being stocked up like no tomorrow, and opened and closed more times that you do all year. In times of fear, all you need to do is call a professional service, and get the problem fixed. Money is tight this time of year, so you might even benefit from buying the parts yourself, and just paying for the labor. If you click here for Sears replacement parts, you’ll find a wealth of products that you might need to call upon this festive season, if anything does pack in! Anything could go wrong in the home like this at any time of the year, so although buying presents is your primary focus, you should keep putting little bits away into a savings pot!

Being A Last Minuter

Being a last minuter sometimes pays off, and it’s how some of you will say that you thrive. You’re either someone who loves to plan far ahead, and get the wheels into motion months before, or you couldn’t think of anything worse. But being a last minuter is genuinely a nightmare during the festive season because you’ll be surrounded by other last minuters, trying to get the last of the products before they sell out. The stress it can cause to try and get all of the presents in the last week or two is huge, so our advice is to start now. Even just buying one item a week will do, or at least planning what you’re going to get everyone! You always run the risk of the present in mind not being in stock anymore if you leave it too late, and you always run the risk of running out of money, and not having any time to do anything about it!

Money Nightmares

We suffer from money nightmares at all points of the year, especially if your family is growing at the minute. But when it comes to this time of year, these nightmares get stronger and stronger, and we often find ourselves planning our money over and over again, to make sure we have enough. From the presents we have to buy, to the food needed to fill the fridge, it all adds up. To save a little bit of money, we’d recommend giving couponing a go, in the run-up to Christmas. So much money can be saved by simply finding vouchers and coupon cards, and shopping at the designated stores. Every little really does help at this time of year! They can be found in newspapers, and even online!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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