Does the thought of your holiday to-dos cause you to break out in a cold sweat? With so much to do and such little time, how can we fit it all in? Even though Christmas is still about a month away, leaving everything till the last minute can cost you. A little advance planning can save you time, money and energy. The . . .
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‘Tis the season for house guests and the pressure to make your home guest-friendly. Whether you are hosting overnight guests or holding a party, if your home is cluttered, it can be a stressful situation. Prepare ahead of time to relieve stress and enjoy your time with your friends and family. Here are some tips to show you how:
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I was thumbing through a magazine the other day while waiting for my dentist appointment. It was the ‘holiday issue’ of a popular décor magazine (which shall remain nameless). Within the first few minutes of picking it up, I must have come across the word ‘perfect’ at least a dozen times:
Buy the perfect gift
Set the perfect table
Bake the perfect pie
During the holiday season, your social calendar fills up quickly and life gets even more hectic than usual. Protect your time and practice self-care by eliminating one or two social activities you’d rather not attend. Don’t accept invitations out of guilt, obligation or habit; saying ‘no’ to those invitations will leave you with the energy and good spirits to enjoy the events you truly want to attend. This is especially . . .
Are you hosting a holiday party this year? You don’t have to do it all alone. Get a support system and you’ll ensure that everyone has good time, including you.
If you don’t have a regular cleaning service, get one to come before and/or after your party. If you don’t have the budget to hire a service, just clean the public rooms that will be used during the party. Now . . .