RSS

7 Steps to a "Holiday Ready" Home in 2023

 
 
The hustle of the holiday season sometimes feels chaotic. Wouldn't it feel great to have a calm, organized home?

From cleaning and de-cluttering to menu and calendar planning, here are some great tips for getting your home in order so you can focus on what matters most to you.

1. Start Early

Make a list of the tasks you wish to complete, and prioritize them. Then create a schedule that allows you to check everything off your list in the timeline you set for yourself. (if you do run out of time, at least you’ll complete the most important tasks)

2. Make Room For the New

Clean out the fridge, freezer and pantry. Organize drawers and shelves, plan pre-holiday meals around what you have on hand and throw out anything that is old or expired.

3. Downsize the Kid's Toys

Consider giving them away so other children can enjoy them like your kids have. Involve the whole family and enjoy the process!

4. Kitchen Love

Since guests tend to gather where the hosts are, it makes sense this room gets your attention. You'll want the cupboards stocked with essentials and clear work spaces. Pay attention to the oven and dishwasher, both of which see lots of use during the holidays.

5. Menu Planning

Create a menu plan well in advance of the holidays. Post a master grocery list on the fridge and start checking items off during your weekly shopping trips. This will spread the cost over time and prevent last minute impulse shopping. (tip: each week, pick up an extra item for the food bank so you can drop off a hamper for the holidays)

6. Pare Down the Decorations

If you haven't used a decoration in a few years, consider donating it for someone new to enjoy. Let go of what you don't like, and toss anything broken or damaged.

7. Keep Your Calendar Lean

In addition to maintaining your health and energy throughout the holidays, this also frees up time to enjoy the experiences that matter the most to you.

Comments:

No comments

Post Your Comment:

Your email will not be published
The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) IDX Reciprocity listings are displayed in accordance with SRA's MLS® Data Access Agreement and are copyright of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA).
The above information is from sources deemed reliable but should not be relied upon without independent verification. The information presented here is for general interest only, no guarantees apply.
Trademarks are owned and controlled by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Used under license.
MLS® System data of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) displayed on this site is refreshed every 2 hours.