Decorating is essential
to bring out the holiday feeling. Without decorations
Halloween and Christmas would not be the same. But
decorating is not an easy task and not the only task
that has to be done during the holidays. One has to
shop, send cards, cook a special meal, bake and
decorate. When you have to do all these things by
yourself it is hectic and you can get stressed out
very easily. Here are a few tips to make holiday
decoration simple and hassle free.
Remember that less is more and keep your
Plan and prepare for the holidays a little
ahead of time. When you see seasonal or holiday displays going
up in the stores, start planning your entire holiday.
While you plan your decoration for Christmas,
be realistic about how much decorating you can do and how much
is really required.
Plan your entire holiday. Organize yourself.
Keep a notebook where you can note down everything that you
have to do from shopping, to mailing to decorating. Keep it
handy at all times as you never know when you will need it.
Make a list of the things that you can do at
the same time. For example you can clean the house or do part
of your decorating while baking cookies for the holiday
Get help from family and friends to do
various chores around the house. If necessary get professional
You do not have to make everything yourself.
Make whatever decorations you can, cook whatever food you can
and buy the rest. This will not only save time but you will
feel less stressed out. Just remember to plan well in advance
what you will buy and what you will make at home.
You will need extra help to clean the house
for the holiday season. You could even hire someone from a
cleaning service for a day to clean your house thoroughly. The
expense can be overlooked during the holiday season.
Shopping can be very time consuming and
exhausting. Try shopping through the Internet or place catalog
orders. This way you will save time and energy.
Another idea as far as shopping is concerned,
shop during end of season sales. Stock up during these sales
for the holiday season. Make a list of things that you have
bought during these sales so that you do not overbuy.
Every time you seem to be overwhelmed, by the
number of things that you have to do, during the holiday
season, take a break and remember that the holidays are a time
to celebrate with your loved ones. Therefore try to enjoy
everything that you are doing and do not let stress get the
better of you.