8 Tips to Keep You Organized for the Holidays

8 Tips to Keep You Organized for the Holidays


The holidays can be hectic.  These 8 tips will help you be less overwhelmed and more focused on fun this holiday season.

1. Make a list and check it twice.
  If you have a lot of things swirling around in your head, making a list can help bring focus on what needs to be done.

2. Clean out the old decorations.  Now that you have your house all decorated, it is the perfect time to get rid of all the decorations, still in the box, that no longer suite your taste.

3. Delegate.  This is the best time of the year to delegate.  We have our regular routine to maintain along with all the activities to celebrate the holidays.  Now is not the time to pull out your cape and be superwoman.  Ask for help…Have kids help decorate the house and make cookies.  If you are hosting a party say yes to friends who offer to help or bring a snack.

4. Keep it simple.  If you are planning on baking, hosting a party or maybe you have a holiday project in mind – try to keep it simple.  Now is not the time to stress yourself out with a huge project or a complex recipe.

5. Still shopping.  Be careful with the small stocking stuffer types of items.  More often than not these items are not what people want but we buy them out of desperation.  Consider items that would be consumable, like a scooters gift card or movie passes.

6. Keep your priorities.  Make sure you are still making time for your priorities like a dinner with the family and a good workout to stay healthy.  If we start to neglect our priorities, it can affect us both mentally and physically.

7.  Set some limits.  This goes along with keeping your priorities.  All the parties and invitations are wonderful and such fun but you do not have to say yes to everything.  The office party might be a must but remember time is at a premium so be picky at what you attend.

8. Consider an after party…after the holidays that is.  January and February are pretty slow social months.  Do a gathering of your closest friends at that time and more people might have the time to attend, relax and enjoy your gathering.

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