Finding time to get things done during the holidays.

The holidays are a busy time for Central Ohio residents as well as others around the United States.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that over 41 million trick-or-treaters between 5-14 years old took part in Halloween last year, and there were over 116.7 million occupied housing units that potentially were visited.

For Thanksgiving, research provided by the U.S. Census Bureau indicated over 931 million pounds of pumpkins and 1.9 billion pounds of sweet potatoes were produced in the U.S. in 2009.

According to MasterCard Advisors Spending Pulse, pre-Christmas sales in 2010 were $ 584.3 billion and
retail spending rose 5.5% in the 50 days before Christmas.

Here are four web sites that can help ease the busyness of the holiday season.
It’s not too early to get ready for the holidays.
Even though Christmas is still over three months away, the site offers practical tips on preparing for the season.
This site offers planning notebooks and charts to get ready for the holiday season.
Better Homes and Gardens posted a great guide to holiday planning throughout the year.
The site focuses on food, decorating and managing relationships during the holiday season.
NeedNexus is a community service based provider which matches people with needs with service providers who can help.

Registration is available for free and people can post their needs at and they can post their need there at no cost.

The NeedNexus customer service team will consult with their directory of over 200 service providers to find bidders for the service and your company can choose which bid they want to accept. The process saves time and money, since the team contacts the bidders and increased bids will drive project costs down.

NeedNexus is not only for buyers.

If you’re a holiday planner who is interested in picking up additional work in catering, decorating and/or baking , sign up for a two-week free subscription on our site to bid on projects.
NeedNexus also offers low monthly subscription rates for buyers to increase Web visibility and to bid on projects.
Give NeedNexus a try today and start to save time and money right away.