Its officially the week of Christmas! Get excited!! I have diligently worked hard to plan and prep for a peaceful, fun-filled, stress free week. However, I know that is not the reality for the majority of us, nor is it normally the reality for me. I am usually doing last minute shopping, wrappings gifts, grocery shopping, cleaning my house or working on a packing list. There are just so many things to do to be ready for Christmas festivities. But, I don’t want you to be discouraged, you can still have a stress free holiday! Here are a few simple ways to a stress free holiday weekend:
Wrap It Up
Take that statement as it is. Its time to wrap it up! Wrap up your Christmas shopping, wrap up your to do list, wrap up your gifts! You name it, wrap it up. I always try to tackle my wrapping a little at a time. I like to wrap all of the gifts first, then go back and add bows. This helps me get in the wrapping mode then switch gears to making bows. Also, I have a “gift list” where I have everyone’s names listed out, what we bought them and then a column to check it them off. This helps if you get anxiety about forgetting to buy someone something or even remember what you bought them (if you are prone to hide presents around your house and forget about them)
Plan Your Meals
If you are hosting Christmas, be sure you have all your meals planned and know who is bring what. It really helps to write everything out and even put names next to who is bringing what. This will help you get organized and make your grocery shopping easier. Oh, and do this… now. The grocery store will just get crazier each day.
Clean Your Car
If you are hosting Christmas or traveling, clean your car! That should be everyone… It feels so much better to travel or shuttle people around in a freshly cleaned car. Plus, right now, you can get this awesome Armor All Car Care Gift Pack at Walmart in the Automotive Center. It is a 10 piece set includes 16 fl oz of Ultra Shine Wash and Wax, Quicksilver wheel and tire cleaner, 25ct glass wipes, 25ct cleaning wipes, a microfiber towel and sponge, Original Protectant and Extreme Tire Shine, not to mention, it comes in a handy reusable bucket. It has everything you need all packaged up for a great price and also contains a Pro Secrets Booklet that has a coupon value of up to $13 off of Armor All Products. Take advantage of the $3 off digital coupon offer for the Armor All Car Care Gift Pack from Walmart, while supplies last! It also works as a great fit for that man in your life that is hard to shop for!
Clean Your Space
While I have a lot of things already checked off of my to do list, this is not one of them! Be sure to clean your house if you are hosting Christmas and give yourself plenty of time so you aren’t rushing to do this last minute. You can even hire a service if it will help take one thing off of your plate. You might even want to clean your space if you will be out of town. I love coming home to a clean house, it just makes travel less stressful for me.
Make Time For You
Yes, I said it. Make time for yourself, even its just a few minutes on the couch in the morning enjoying the Christmas tree. You can get a pedicure, grab a coffee, watch a Christmas movie… pick something helps you unwind and focus on you for a minute. You should enjoy the holiday too!
I hope that you can get everything checked off of your to do list and still have time for family fun. You can actually do a lot of things while still focusing on family fun. Think, using the Armor All Car Care Gift Pack as a family to clean the car and have a water fight! You can make anything fun!