Ok, so it’s not really sleigh bells you hear, but it’s impossible to avoid the sense that the holiday season is knocking at your door.
The holidays bring their own brand of “stuff” along with them. Prepare to haul out bins of decorations, dust off holiday and entertaining dishes, bring on the winter clothes and make space for an influx of new gifts! Along with those physical items, there are extra activities on your schedule too. The kids’ school events, holiday get togethers and dinners all make demands on your time. All the festivities can be both exciting and a little stressful. This year we can all add the need to adjust our usual traditions to make them safer for everyone involved, and that’s an additional “thing”.
Many of our clients tell us this can be the most overwhelming time of year to manage all the “stuff” in their household. That’s why we created “The Holiday Shuffle.” Is it a new dance craze?? No! The Holiday Shuffle is all about shifting into a new season, so you don’t become overrun with all the extras. This blog will guide you to:
1. Transition Your Wardrobe
Tip: Try making a second bin for “summer accessories. Bathing suits, sunhats and such. Gather all the warm weather accessories and move them up high for now (Don’t worry you’ll see them again.)
The point of this swap is to make space in your most accessible areas for the accessories you will use NOW.
Bonus: As you make the swap, take a moment to pull out and donate any items you don’t see yourself wearing this season. Perhaps you stored them away looking forward to the cooler weather, but if you can’t see yourself putting them on, donate them!
Shuffle complete! Space created! You win! (This process takes less than 1 hour to complete and will save you at least twice that much time in energy and efficiency).
2. Switch Out Your Decor
Tip: You can use a rolling cart to create a mobile gift wrap station as well. Wrap gifts from any room in the house and roll the supplies out of the way when guests come over.
3. Simplify Your Schedule
Enjoy the season!