Secrets to Organizing for the Holidays
Getting ready for the holidays can be daunting. Being organized can make it easier to enjoy the season. Here are some tips to help you.Planning ahead is the best way to be prepared to celebrate the season with order and calm. Click To Tweet
Set your priorities.
Decide what activities are most important to you at this time. By making these decisions ahead of time, you’ll be less likely to overdo it. Put the most important items on the top of your list and consider dropping some of your usual activities until after the holidays. Don’t forget to commit to time for yourself!
Delegating some tasks to family members or paying for services will allow you to concentrate on the things you need to complete yourself. It can be as simple as having the kids put stamps on your holiday cards or ordering prepared food for your party.
Plan the big events.
Are you traveling or entertaining people in your home during the season? Having a plan will help things go smoothly. Making lists can help you in determining how much time each item will require. Your lists may include items such as people you will send cards to, what you need to pack for a trip, or who to invite to a party.
Having enough time to prepare for an event is key to you enjoying the event. Break the event prep time down into small parts and schedule, in your planner, when you will complete each task. Allot enough time to complete activities, so you don’t feel rushed.
Shopping is a part of the season.
Whether it’s a grocery list for your Thanksgiving feast or Christmas gifts for the relatives, making a list of what you need before you leave the house will save you time and money.
Shopping on-line or with catalogs has become the norm. It saves time and keeps you out of the crowded malls. But the catalogs coming into your home can become a source of clutter. This is a great time of year to eliminate the unwanted catalogs from your mailbox and help save a tree at the same time. Catalog Choice is a free service that lets you opt-out of unwanted catalogs. It is fast and easy to do. The site allows you to choose which catalogs you want to discontinue.
Planning ahead is the best way to be prepared to celebrate the season with order and calm.