Day 3: Organize Your Messy List into Logical Groups & Assign Budgets for Each
Time to transfer your messy worksheet to a neat, digital format. Open this Google Doc I created for you and save a copy for yourself.
Once you’ve done that, go to the tab titled “Gift Budget” and arrange your laundry list into logical clusters. Next, assign each cluster a budget. Should family members get 40% of your budget, friends 30% etc.? Decide and assign the dollar amount next to each category. Finally, break that group budget down to a person level. So, allocate the total dollar amount you have set aside for family members so that each family member on your list has a budget.
When you are done, input the amounts you have for each category into the first tab on this Google Template we’ve created for you.