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Get Your Life Sorted Before Stampede

By Twyla Yacyshyn

Alright Calgary, it’s time to get your sh*t together. Here’s what you’re going to do RIGHT NOW to ensure your most basic of life requirements are taken care of before Sneak-a-peak.

Start Your Day Off on the Right Foot

Healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but let’s be realistic: after a night of moonlighting as a party animal, waking up and preparing something nutritious isn’t likely. Thankfully Made Foods currently has seven locations around town with lots of healthy pre-made fridge-friendly meals that will be ready for you whenever you decide to get out of bed.  |

Spend Less Time Doing Chores

We’re drinking beer. We’re eating food off of sticks. Spills are gonna happen, but who has time to do laundry when there are rodeos and Grandstand shows to get to? Log on to Fishman’s website and they’ll pick up and drop off your clothes for free. Just leave your soiled Stampede wear in a bag by the door.  |

Appointments, Meetings and Prior Engagements

If you made the unfortunate mistake of booking anything important between July 7 – 16, then reschedule right now. Leaving a Stampede party to get to a dentist appointment while your coworkers drink beer on your boss’s dime is a wasted opportunity.

Stay Connected

There’s nothing worse than being on your way to a totally Snapchat-worthy event and noticing that you’re down to 12% battery life on your phone.  Invest in a portable backup battery now. Some of them store enough juice to get you back to 100% a couple of times without recharging.