Christmas is a little over two months away. Before we know it, we will be right smack in the middle of crazy holiday shopping madness. If you're anything like me, the earlier you start your shopping and grabbing things here & there, the easier it becomes to forget what you've spent and even purchased along the way.
Last year, in an effort to organize yet one more part of my life, I found a great app called "Santa's Bag" that helped me budget and plan for the holiday season better then ever!
Free in the App Store, "Santa's Bag" is a smart shopping list manager that keeps your holiday spending on track, and keeps you organized during the busiest time of year. The countdown tracker is my favorite part, too!
You can set a budget for each recipient, create shopping lists, track gifts by store locations, take photos of gifts you've bought, and even share with other members of your family. It's so helpful to see what you need from each store, so that you don't find yourself wandering aimlessly around the mall. You can also use the App to track prices and compare deals, which is a bonus if you're a Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopper.
When it comes to shopping for my kids, I lose track pretty easily without this App. I toss bags up in the attic and, come wrapping time, I feel like I can't remember where I put certain things. You can print out a master list for what you've purchased which really helps.
Last year, I even used it to keep track of my menu and shopping lists for two holiday parties I was hosting. The possibilities are endless!