It’s hard enough to stay organized during the year, but when the holiday comes it’s even more challenging with holiday decorations, gifts, gift wrapping etc. How do you manage it all without having a breakdown? You can start simply by taking little steps each day, doing only the things you love and designating the tasks you dislike to others.
Let me ask you what tasks do you enjoy most during the holiday season? Decorating? Hosting parties? Shopping? Gift wrapping? Sending holiday cards? Is it possible for you to select the tasks you love and delegate your least favorite to others or not even do them?
As you make your plans for the holidays here are some tips that will help you lessen the stress whether you love or hate the tasks on your list.
- Clear the clutter by discarding 9 items for 3 days. For 9 days, set aside 15-30 minutes to focus on one key area of your home. You will be a relieved to start clearing clutter before all the decorations and gifts start showing up in your home.
Organize your wrapping and gift area of your home. Designating one spot will keep all your supplies together and organized. Review and replenish your wrapping paper, tape, bows, gift bags, ribbon, boxes, etc. Set a time to do your gift wrapping and make it fun playing your favorite music and visualize how excited people will be when they receive your gift. Here are some gift wrapping organizers.
Review your current decorations before you buy more, get clear on what setup you would like to have this season. You will save time and money if you review what you have and know what you need. This is the perfect time to discard anything you don’t love or that’s broken, as you can donate old decorations to families or charities that could use decorations this season.
Clean out your children’s toys and books to make room for the new gifts they will receive. Mom’s, this is a great tip for you to do while the kids are in school, go through their rooms and clean out what they’ve outgrown and the stuff they don’t use anymore. You know what they are getting for the holidays so make space for the new stuff now.
Organize your handbag and wallet to ease shopping. Have a designated envelope or cosmetic bag for gift receipts and coupons that you can keep with you. Or, you can designate a drawer for all your holiday receipts to keep from any money leaks. This will reduce so much stress by simply having all your shopping lists and receipts labeled and organized.
The more you can set aside time to organize yourself the less stressed you will feel and the more you will enjoy the holidays and spend time doing the things you love.
I hope you enjoy these tips and if you would like to share a tip that helps make your holiday season more enjoyable please share it below.
Love and Success,
P.S. If you feel overwhelmed about your home from clutter to getting organized now is the perfect time to set a Feng Shui organizing session. Click here and fill out this form to setup a Free call with Christine to discuss how she can help you get organized for the holidays.