At our house, the holidays mean lots of quality time with family & friends. With varying schedules, the celebrations will be starting in the coming weeks.
I absolutely LOVE hosting and having a good plan always takes the pressure off for me. Here's a few of my tips to get your self in shape at home before the new year, and stress less while you're at it!
Create Your Canvas
This time of year, I like to a deep clean in my house. We often talk about spring cleaning, but I love a good autumn update. It's nice to have a clean slate if you're putting up any decorations too!
The 2-minute Blitz
I do 2 minute cleaning blitzes throughout my day. Little spot cleans or decluttering a section of counter/chair/table can really make a big difference when it comes to doing the deeper cleans...+keeps things looking fresh and makes the larger routine less daunting. Stashing your go-to cleaning products where you need them most saves time too! I keep spray bottles(full of my signature, Fairy Water) and microfiber cloths, within reach, in my bathrooms & kitchen. When I'm in the 2-minute blitz zone, it gives me a few more moments to grind.
Focus on the Kitchen & Entry Way
If you're anything like me & my peeps, you tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you're short on time, concentrate on your kitchen and your entry way.
Work that Green Thumb!
Putting up a Christmas tree this year? Even your tree wants to be loved over the holidays! Don't neglect your tree and ensure it has adequate water. This will minimize the millions of prickly little needles from finding their way under your feet prematurely. They're also a pain to suck up in the vacuum!
Don't Go Crazy with Wrapping
Not only is it better for our dear Mother Earth when we conserve disposable wrapping paper, it also makes for a lot less clean up and clutter when if you are exchanging gifts. Consider using bags that can be reused and easily stored away to mitigate post-holiday garbage overload.
With all the hustle, bustle & excitement, it can be easy to lose your self care rituals and put your feet up from time to time. Shortly after my son was born, I read a great book called I Know How She Does It. Laura Vanderkam's ressearch and insights provide fantastic, actionable tips on making the most of your time. One of my favourite takeaways is how scheduling your priorities can make a huge impact in your career, home life and health. When we intentionally make time for the things that matter most, we benefit greatly.
I wish you all the best as you navigate through the holiday season!
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