No.1 Organize and declutter the kids toys
Look for any toys that your kids have not played with for several months. Donate them to charity or give them to social services or give them to the church, or just whatever is appropriate. Pop them into different bags, sort them out and try and get them out of the house as quick as possible before the kids see them.
No. 2 Give the whole house a declutter
A really cluttered house will stress you out. For the coming new year, it’s nice to start off on a relatively streamline house and then go from there for the new year. Declutter the whole house is not easy. Create a decluttering checklist. Start with 5 minutes at a time. Take before and after photos of a small area. Choose one part of your home, like your kitchen counter, and take a photo of a small area. Quickly clean off the items in the photo and take an after photo. Once you see how your home could look, it becomes easier to start decluttering more of your home.
No.3 Start early and planning in advance
There’s a lot things need to be planned for Christmas. It is not just presents or food but also plans.
Here’re some plans for your reference.
- What friends are you going to see?
- What are you going to do with them?
- Where are you going to go? or Are you going to stay at home?
- What family are you going to see?
- When are you going to go?
Try and get the plans in as early as possible.
No.4 Lists and more lists
Make a list of things like:
- list for your Christmas
- giveaways list for ideas
- wishlist for kids
- ideas of things to do
Using this Christmas list, kids can fill in the presents they’d like, what they currently collect, as well as their favorite color, game, movie, music, and more.
No.5 Shop online
This year is different from previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stores are closed and not safe to shop out. You can do 90% on your shopping online. It changed your life, save your time and keep you safe during the pandemic.
No.6 Book any Christmas activity in advance
The holidays are always a magical time of the year. This year, has the holiday looking a little bit different due to the coronavirus pandemic. There’re still many festive Christmas activities to keep the magic alive, especially with special events focusing on outdoor activities and social distancing. Book the activity in advance, you will never miss the event.