Our Top 6 Holiday Time-savers

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can quickly take over the merriment you should be enjoying during the season, but by implementing a few time-saving tips, you can reclaim the fun in this year’s festivities.

Shop during slow hours.

Stores are swamped during the day and into the early evening. Instead of braving the crowds, take advantage of the extended hours most stores offer and shop later in the evening on weekdays. Avoid weekends, the busiest shopping days of the week, at all costs.

Find one great gift to give to multiple people.

You want to give amazing gifts to all your friends and family this season but finding something nice and thoughtful for several people can be time consuming. Instead of purchasing unique gifts for everyone on your list, put extra thought into finding one special gift you think everyone will love, then buy several of them in bulk, wrap them and pass them out throughout the holidays.

Prepare for all your holiday cooking at once.

Instead of taking time throughout the week to make holiday dishes and treats, block out a few hours over the weekend to prep for all the cooking you’ve planned to do. Pre-make casseroles and potluck dishes to be reheated before you serve them, chop up herbs and vegetables you’ll need later in the week, and pre-mix dry ingredients for baked goods. Do as much as you can before the week begins to make your days as simple and stress-free as possible.

Avoid going into the post office.
Walking into the post office loaded with presents, packing your gifts and then waiting in line can quickly eat up valuable time. Avoid the post office altogether by ordering Priority Mail boxes and envelopes online, pay for and print your shipping labels at home  and then schedule a free package pickup!

Hire out tasks you normally do yourself.
Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. Avoid wearing yourself too thin and hire professional help! For example, you could book a maid service to clean your house before you host holiday guests, send out your laundry to be cleaned or give yourself a break from cooking by picking up potluck dishes and family meals from a favorite restaurant.

Avoid lines whenever possible.

Waiting in line wastes valuable time, but thanks to today’s technology, you can avoid a lot of them. For example, most grocery stores now have the option to order and pay online, then pick up curbside. You can also skip the line at Lee’s by placing your order through our app and picking it up straight from the counter when you arrive.

Though the holidays are notoriously busy, you can enjoy a simplified, stress-free season – and we want to help! Whether you need to cater a holiday dinner, pick up a side for a potluck or grab a hot, homestyle meal for your family, Lee’s makes getting whatever you need a breeze. In fact, picking up Lee’s is now even easier with our app, which allows you to place and pay for your order before you arrive so you can grab your food on the go! Download the app from the App Store or Google Play today!*

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