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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Track your Christmas shopping

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by Emily Boyd

This week's timely tip, kindly shared by jessica.bierman, might help to make your Christmas shopping (and gift giving) just a little bit more sane:

Christmas shopping bag

I use Remember The Milk to track my Christmas shopping. I have multiple family Christmas celebrations and so I use tags to sort out which family each person belongs to. I also use the date that we are celebrating Christmas as the due date.

Whenever I have an idea for something to give each person, I add it as a Note. When I've purchased an item, I also make a Note and include the price of the gift. This is especially helpful for keeping track of what I have purchased for my kids.

When I'm finished with each person I check them off. Then the following year, I "uncomplete" all of the people from last year's Christmas list and I still have the Notes from the year before!

Thanks for sharing this tip, jessica.bierman! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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