How to Stay Organized During the Holiday Season

by Dusty Rhodes on Dec 20, 2016  in 
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Tis the season, it’s that time of year again! From putting up holiday decorations to mingling with family and friends, this time of the year is one to be celebrated without getting frustrated. If you are like most people, this time of year often means having a busy schedule, full of what may seem like non-stop, action-packed activities from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night.  So naturally, you probably think to yourself at times, “How can I be organized this time of year, while getting everything accomplished without being stressed and overwhelmed?”  If this is you, read the tips and suggestions below to find out how staying organized can help you have a successful holiday season experience. 

Plan and Communicate- Yes, this may seem elementary, but these two words are very important during this time of year.  Make a list, check it twice, and make sure that you write everything down in the specific order that you want to have it accomplish.  Once you have everything written down, it is a good idea to communicate and delegate, if possible. The more sets of trusted hands and voices you have involved in the planning and communication process, the smoother your holiday celebrations with family and friends will go.  Also, the earlier you can make your holiday plans, the better.  This will give everyone involved the proper amount of time to make or adjust their schedules accordingly.  Have a plan, communicate it to everyone involved, and stick to it as much as possible. 

Shop Electronically- There is one dominant S word that comes to most people’s mind when the holiday season approaches every year, shopping.  There are many people that enjoy the hustle and bustle of many retail stores during the holidays; however, for those people who prefer a less crowded solution, there is an answer.  Shop electronically.  The internet can be a very powerful and productive tool during this time of the year.  You can order your gifts and holiday happies with just a few clicks and have them shipped directly to your residence within a matter of days.  This will allow you, in essence, to get multiple goals and tasks accomplished at once, leaving you more time to enjoy the season with your family. 

Pack and Unpack Properly- As mentioned above, holiday decorations are a big part of the festivities during this time of the year. With this in mind, many people have to figure how to properly pack, unpack, and store everything for the holidays. There are many storage options out there that can make this time of the year less stressful and efficient. Plastic bins, plastic bags, and boxes are worth consideration.  Another great option would be to invest in a portable storage unit.  Many units today are spacious, safe and secure, and capable of handling all different types of weather conditions.  It is very important to store your holiday items effectively in order to ensure that they last for many years to come. 

Keep it Clean- It is always easier to feel organized and less stressed when the area you occupy, whether it be a house, condo, or an apartment, is kept clean and presentable to guests.  Make sure to do common household chores before you have family and friends come over for the holidays. Not only will this allow your home to look more appealing for the holidays, but it will allow you to relax a little easier during this wonderful time of year.   

We hope that these tips will benefit you as you go about spending quality time with the people you care about the most this holiday season.  If you would like more information about SMARTBOX, please feel free to browse our website or contact us at 1-877-627-8269.

Dusty Rhodes