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!
Laura Smith, I Heart Planners
My #1 Tip for a Stress-Free Holiday Season: I like to radically simplify the holiday season, so I can truly relax, slow down. and enjoy time with my family.
I do the things that matter most to me and my family and forget about the rest. We don’t exchange gifts. I don’t decorate at all which frees up a ton of time and storage space. Instead we do fun activities together like going out to look at lights, movie nights, baking, etc.