Santa Loves a Good List

Santa Loves a Good List

'Rapt in Christmas' . . . Featured in 'Sydney Morning Herald - 'Essential Guide' liftout Carol Posener is well prepared. December 13, 2007 Santa has his elves and if shopping for presents is just too hard, Carol Posener will come to your rescue. Posener, who runs Get Organised, a business that declutters and organises people's homes and lives, will take care of the shopping. "It is a lot of pressure for people; it is a huge thing every year. People have this conception that it is going to take loads of time," she says. "Preparing your list before you go shopping will give you clarity on what to buy and where you need to shop to save time." Go to one large store or shopping centre, she says, and set yourself four hours to do the lot. To save the headache of a last-minute shop next year, prepare a list on your computer of all the people you have to buy for and ideas for gifts with a budget. "I would recommend collecting items all year round and have a gift cupboard or storage bin." If Christmas lunch is at your place and the menu hasn't been finalised, write a list of everything that needs to be bought. Tell family members what to bring.