The baking. The cards. The shopping. The wrapping. The work parties. The decorating. THE STRESS. Oh my. What has happened? When exactly did the holiday season morph from a string of happy and festive weeks into a crazy Super-Sized list of tasks that seem to overshadow the true meaning of the season?
It really doesn't have to be this way.
This year, more than ever, my mission is to bring back the joy and banish stress during the holiday season. I started my crusade this month by offering tips for simplifying the holidays and planning your holiday as part of the Organize and Refine Your Home Challenge.
I went a step further and asked 15 organizing experts from around the blogosphere to weigh in on this question:
What's your #1 organizing tip to help reduce stress during the holiday season?
Because, let's face it. I'm not the only one who has wisdom to share on the subject! So grab a favorite beverage, get comfy, and check out what these wise bloggers have to say when it comes to how to have a stress-free holiday season!
Katie Maris, Organizing Moms
My #1 Tip for a Stress-Free Holiday Season: Before the holidays begin, talk to each person in your family individually, and ask them about their favorite holiday traditions. You might be surprised to hear what’s important to them.
Then, when you’re planning your holiday activities, you can focus on what your family values, and cut the extras that no one really loved in the first place. It will make your holidays less rushed, and maximize the happy memory making!
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