Kim Carruthers in her book Less is More: How to De-clutter Your Life she says August is the perfect time to continue planning for the Christmas holidays. Even though there are still 123 days till Christmas, you will enjoy your Christmas shopping a lot more if you aren’t doing it with thousands of other panic stricken last minute Christmas shoppers. Now is the time to make a gift list of who you will buy for and how much you will budget to spend on them. Create a spot where you can keep and store all your gifts where you can keep track of them. Now put a note in your diary to buy a gift for someone off your list this week.