Organizing your surroundings can provide numerous benefits to your health and overall well being throughout the entirety of the year. Curating a more systemized environment will position you to become more productive, energetic, and inventive. Stay organized for the holidays and keep the house stress free.
This becomes even more important as you enter the approaching holiday season. Historically, this time of year is full of chaotic responsibilities and to-do lists that feel never ending. The stress this causes can end up getting
the best of us, and ultimately make us unhappy during this joyous time.
To combat these overwhelming feelings, it’s time to start organizing your life across the board. Begin to implement
these small adjustments while planning for the holidays and see your stress level decrease!
Coordinate your decorations
3 Tips to Stay on Organized for the Holiday Season
Staying organized helps me stay sane. The holidays are a crazy busy time and can easily leave one feeling overwhelmed. my top three tips for you:
- Keep my decorations sorted and stored (by holiday)
- Write everything down
- Plan my days and trips, make lots of lists
1)Stay Organized over the Holidays
Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, our decoration collections have grown immensely over the years. And let’s not even think about Easter and St Patrick’s Day. We, meaning I, want to make sure our
house has the perfect accents of the holiday spirit especially if we are hosting any of these holidays.
Coordinating how to store these decorations is crucial to staying organized. Let’s take Christmas as an example. Christmas decorations tend to be the bulk of our collection, so investing in appropriate holiday storage will be a game changer. Not only will they be easier to access, my Christmas lights won’t be tangled with your tinsel, and those special ornaments will be in pristine condition! This will keep you organized so that you and your loved
ones can enjoy decorating together, with ease.
2) Write everything down
You will most likely have a million tasks to complete. With new technologies easily accessible, we have many different ways to organize these to-do’s, which makes it so easy! The app Evernote , is a great way to write down your many responsibilities and prioritize them accordingly. Having them right on your mobile device is also an effective way to ensure you have the list with you at all times.
If you are a more “hands on” type of person like me, try out a planner. Physically crossing off each task can give you a great sense of accomplishment and provide you small wins throughout your day! My dirty little secret, adding stuff to the list I already did to make me feel even more accomplished.
Whatever you choose, make sure you jot your tasks down in a central hub.
3) Plan out your shopping
Shopping can feel like your biggest obstacle as you enter into the months leading up to Christmas. Within the season of giving you would ultimately like to give all of your loved ones a meaningful and thoughtful present.
To give yourself the best possible chance at a productive shopping experience, begin sooner rather than later. If you are able to start in October, you can tackle the mall with multiple trips, instead of fitting it into one trip on the 23rd.
Plan out who you are shopping for and what you want to get them. However, do not beat yourself up if
you can’t find that exact present.
Let me know below with your best organization advice for the holiday season!