Can Technology Ease Your Holiday Stress?

It's easy to feel more stressed than jolly during the holidays. Follow our helpful tech tips that will make this holiday season joyful.

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Carley Knobloch shares tech gadgets and apps to help ease holiday stress.

With all the cooking, decorating, gift-buying, wrapping and card-sending happening around the holidays, it's easy to fall into the "I'm too busy juggling to be jolly" mindset. Sharing holidays with friends and family is truly a present of its own, but if I'm not organized, I’m likely to forget about the eggnog spill while I’m sprinting to the mailbox to mail late holiday cards. Thankfully there are a ton of tools that take the stress out of everything from cards to festive dinners. 

10 Ways to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

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Cook Familiar Recipes

Navigate Airports With Ease

Send Online Cards

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Don't Do All the Work

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Get Help Addressing Holiday Cards

Stick to a Budget

Pick Up Last-Minute Gifts

Stock Your Kitchen

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Stay Calm

Take Notes

One way I simmer my nerves in the kitchen is by using a digital thermometer that warns me via text message when my roast is ready. Say goodbye to overcooked anything! Another way I lower stress in the kitchen is by keeping all my recipes organized in a clever recipes app

Shop Smarter Online

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Store Passwords Safely

Don't Use a Debit Card

Keep Tabs on Online Orders

Check the Return Policy

Look for Https

Don't Shop Using Public Wi-Fi

Get Coupon Codes Online

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Never Forget a Coupon

Avoid Identity Theft

Shop With the Big Guys

Check Your Charges

Use an Anti-Virus Software

When it comes to gifts, step away from the mall. Instead, shop online to buy for everyone from Mom to the mail carrier. I like to use search engines that scan the shelves of nearby stores and tell me where to buy the item. No more running from store to store or waiting on the phone. To keep track of online gift purchases (a stress in itself), I use an app that scans my inbox for receipts and lets me know when gifts get delivered or if something goes on sale. Finally, when it comes to holiday cards, it's probably no surprise that I pass on the paper. Sending digital e-cards saves money and time (and the planet) so I can bask in the spirit — instead of the stress — of the season. 

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