Lisa Sanders’ Holiday Tips
The holidays are just around the corner. Believe it or not, there are only 21 days until Thanksgiving and 54 days until Christmas! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit and spend these special times with family and friends. We asked our Sales Manager, Lisa Sanders, how she prepares her home for the holidays. Here are some of Lisa’s tips that will help make this year’s holiday party stress-free and enjoyable!
So, let’s get started!
- Don’t wait until the last minute…time is precious
One of the biggest tips Lisa has for you, is to start prepping early. If you wait until the last minute, chances are something is going to go wrong, or you’ll forget those special recipes, such as “Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie”. Lisa preps her recipes in advance and sets the table two days in advance.
- Write your “to-do” list
The most important part of having a stress-free holiday is to write a “to-do” list and have a deadline when each task needs to be done by. Lisa lists all her November and December activities in her planner including food to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, cooking (menu planning), scheduling i.e. when to pick people up from the airport, family events, holiday activities, or buying the Christmas tree, and what she calls “Lisa time”. She suggests of having a solid plan of how you are going tackle your list. Having a deadline reduces stress and puts your “to do” list in perspective so you’re not overwhelmed.
- Getting your house in tip-top shape
There are some people who take holiday cleaning to the extreme…but you can have a clean house without going overboard. In Lisa’s case, she assigns chores to family members such as; her husband is in charge of the outside, kids are in charge of the bathrooms, their rooms, and living room, and she cleans the kitchen (which is her favorite room in the house). She focuses most of her time in the kitchen since people tend to gather around the island to eat and chit-chat. One of her secret tips is buying scented candles to set the holiday mood.
- The simpler, the better
Lisa always says, “The simpler, the better. Less is always more.” Her trick is she only puts current ornaments up; following one of her rules that “less is always more”. I know you’re thinking, “I need to put baby’s first Christmas, our family vacations or wedding ornaments up”, but this year it is okay to not do that (you’ll thank Lisa when you put it all away).
Thank you, Lisa Sanders, for sharing your tips on how to get your home ready for the holidays.