Here at Closet and Storage Concepts of Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, we love the holidays. This is the time of year where everyone comes together and celebrates family and community with good friends, good food, gifts, and glee. But from decorating the tree, to putting up twinkle lights, from cooking the holiday ham to accommodating holiday guests, while this may be the happiest time of the year, it’s also the most hectic. And it can be hard, even for organizational pros like us, to stay on track and organized with all the Christmas chaos. So we’ve got these necessary tips to help you stay sane and happy during this holiday season.
Checklists and itineraries are a great way to stay on top of your holiday to-do’s. If you’ve got a list of everyone you need to get gifts and cards for, created in advance, you’ll make sure to avoid forgetting anyone and dealing with hurt feelings and resentment. Plan your holiday feast so that you aren’t burning things as you scramble to cook five dishes at once, but rather are staggering meals so that your home is constantly warm and smelling delicious during your holiday party. If you’re traveling, make sure that every ticket is ready in advance, passports are taken care of, and luggage is by the door the night before, and keep your itinerary in hand so that you save time and money by avoiding delays.
Don’t Leave it Till the Last Minute
Falling in line with our last tip, don’t scramble around at the last minute trying to do everything at once. By preparing in advance, you’ll be able to avoid many of the traditional holiday headaches. Don’t leave buying gifts until the night before, when there’s nothing good left in the store and you’re holding up the poor clerks who just want to get home and celebrate with their own families. Don’t get stuck making frozen food on Christmas Eve because you couldn’t get to the grocery store ahead of time. Simply preparing ahead of time will help you to avoid all of these hassles.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make, as far as we’re concerned, is to not enjoy the holidays. This is a time of year that’s supposed to be about joy after all! While you may want to be the perfect host, and the most prolific gift giver, and have the best holiday feast, and the perfect Christmas card, and flawless decorations, sometimes it’s simply too much. If you commit to too much during the holidays, you might spend what’s supposed to be the happiest time of year in a state of constant stress and worry. Make sure that your commitments are manageable, and your expectations reasonable, and you’ll have an organized and enjoyable season.