Guide to preparing for the holidays

The holidays can either be very relaxing or stressful, depending on how prepared you are.  We’ve created this guide with a few tips on how to enjoy the holiday season.

Filter through your decorations

If you come across ornaments or décor that you haven’t used or even seen for the past few years, it might be time to say goodbye. Depending on the condition of the item, either donate it to someone who has a use for it or toss it. You’ll make room for things that actually have a meaning to you!

Plan ahead

Create a list of everyone you need to purchase a gift for, include a budget, their wish list, clothing sizes, or anything else you can think of. This will make things easier down the road. Be sure to start early. Complete a few things on your list each day rather than trying to get it done all at once.

Remember to spend time with family

Be sure to make time for fun during the holidays too! There are tons of holiday-themed activities and sights to see around the city. A lot of events are free or low-cost as well! From ice skating, sleigh rides, and light displays there will always be something to do.

 

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself during this time. If everything isn’t perfect, that’s okay! Do take time for yourself and loved ones. We hope our little guide will be useful for you.