Can you believe it? Here it is two days before Halloween already! This is the week the holiday stress hits. You know what I mean, that moment the realization that we now have 54 days left until Christmas kicks in and raises your anxiety? So what three magical things can you do THIS week that will make the rest easier? Some simple prep goes a long way in any project.
Get Halloween out of the way, on November first pack up all of the Halloween specific decor, leaving out the general fall pieces to enjoy through Thanksgiving. Speaking of which, while you’re putting away the Halloween boxes, grab the Thanksgiving decor and go ahead and decorate now. Congrats, now all there is left is the food and table setting in the next few weeks.
Inventory - take an inventory of baking supplies & spices, household cleaning supplies, paper supplies, etc. Replenish and stock up, that way hopefully you won’t run out of tp, paper towels, cinnamon or foil to cover the Holiday Ham!
While you’re taking inventory, check out your holiday cards & wrapping supplies too. Go ahead and buy them this week, they’re out in every store already and you have your choice of all the great stuff since it hasn’t been picked over yet! Purchase Christmas cards, stamps, gift wrap, ribbon, tissue, tags, tape, including shipping tape if needed etc. If you’re shipping gifts this year, it’s a good time to pick up boxes at the post office while you’re buying stamps!
An extra tid bit, for this week and the upcoming season. Try shopping after work, on your lunch break mid week when the stores are calmer than the weekends. It will save your sanity and your goodwill when you can be creative, think it through and there aren’t crazy crowds. ;0)
There you go! 3 Simple things to do this week to ease into the holiday season! Check back next week for more tips!
Newly added our Holiday Planner in the shop!