As I stared blankly at the screen, pretending to be as captivated by the movie as my young children were, I started thinking about having family over for Thanksgiving next week. Instead of feeling trepidation and worry, I was surprisingly at ease. I’ve managed to beat the anxiety that the holidays bring. And here’s how:
1. My house is prepped for visitors (and so is my electricity bill).
The last thing you want to worry about next week is deep cleaning before guests arrive. Here are some easy ways to get your home ready—for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays!
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2. I don’t let retailers fool me into overspending.
Just because you’re feeling generous this time of year doesn’t mean you should give in to overpriced groceries! Use these tips to avoid paying more than you should for your Thanksgiving dinner essentials.
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3. I’ve been keeping an eye out for the best deals.
Knowing where and what deals to look for is half the battle. Use these tips to plan ahead so you don’t get overwhelmed by all the awesome discounts heading your way this season!
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