Autumn is here. Look around the house. Does your temperature rise when you see stained carpets, smudged switch plates and faded window coverings?
With Christmas on the horizon, it's tempting to dive right in to a long list of home improvements. Stop! Wait! Biting off more than you can chew on the home front is a sure-fire recipe for holiday stress.
Holidays ahead! About this time of year, it's a good idea to contemplate the toy situation in your child's room. Adding Santa's bounty to overstuffed kids' rooms is a recipe for January clutter disaster. Clear the decks and cut kid clutter with a pre-holiday toy clear-out.
If the children are to be nestled, all snug in their beds, it's time to get things straight in the linen closet! This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we'll focus on linen closet and bathrooms as we get organized for Christmas.
Guest rooms ready for holiday guests? They will be, after we tackle them during Week Seven of the Holiday Grand Plan!
This week, we deep-clean, organize and prepare for overnight guests.
In holiday prep, we keep plugging away on gifts, whether to-make or to-buy. Decor alert: Halloween is coming!
Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
We’ve all experienced this seasonal panic: it's the night of the office holiday party and a good white shirt has gone missing! Calm the chaos with a pre-holiday wardrobe check.
Assessing the State of the Closet for all family members before the holiday begins means never having to say, "It's in the wash!"
Planning for Christmas, catalog or online shopping has many advantages over the holiday mall scene.
No long lines. No sore feet. No staggering to the car, weighed down by parcels and shopping bags.
Shopping becomes a pleasure, conducted from a favorite chair. Make your choice, load your cart, sit back, and wait for the UPS man. Ahhhhh!
When you think about Christmas from a few weeks away, there’s a luxurious feeling of “plenty of time”, but as December draws near, the season’s pace quickens exponentially. Where did the time go?
Take major action against the seasonal time crunch with a pre-season scheduling session. The goal: to arrange for all those little appointments that slip the mind so easily.
Holiday travel can be stressful at the best of times ... but this year offers unprecedented challenges to planning travel. Safety advisories change daily, while new protocols require new planning--and flexibility! Whether you're flying or driving, being prepared means you'll be better able to roll with the inevitable punches.
Try these tips to keep the “happy” in holiday travel:
Hospitality is a core value of the Christmas holiday season; time to plan for guests!
This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we'll "think hospitality" as we prepare for house guests and focus on the guest room.
No guest room? Take aim on the multi-function area that houses sleepover guests; otherwise, it's another bonus room week!