Here at Security Shredding NJ, we’re all about organization and tidiness. We realize that around the holiday season, things can become hectic, and sometimes it is difficult to maintain an organized home or office. But never fear! We have some helpful tips that might aid you in keeping your home organized this holiday season.
Check Your Supplies
A good place to start is by taking inventory of what you do have. How is your wrapping paper supply looking? Are the lights and decor still functional and in style? Have the kids found the hiding spots for the presents? What about the kitchen? How is the fridge and pantry looking? These are some things you might want to consider. Knowing what you have and what you need is a good way to find your starting point.
Start with a Plan
Once you know what supplies and tasks need to be completed, making a plan is the next step to ensuring that enough time is given to fulfill everything with as little stress as possible. It’s no secret that there’s much to do in the days leading up to the holidays. Making a plan with at least an outline for a schedule is a good place to start. This can help reduce stress when sending cards, going gift or grocery shopping, or baking. Make a list of what you plan to do!
- Meal planning; look over the recipes you will be using. Do you have everything you need? Has anything expired? Ensure your plan factors in any time for collecting supplies, as well as preparing them.
- Gift shopping; this one can be tricky. Make sure to plan shopping while the family is busy or distracted. This makes sneaking gifts into the house and wrapping much less stressful!
- Decorating; no Christmas is complete without the seasonal decor! Give yourself time to be creative, and create an environment that will let you enjoy the holidays to the fullest. Setting up and decorating the tree, putting up the Christmas lights and stockings always lead to classic family moments.
Keep Track of Your Receipts!
Let’s face it; the holidays can sometimes be hard on the wallet. With so many receipts piling up, it’s important to keep track of them for record. Make sure NOT to throw any of your holiday receipts in the trash or recycle bin without properly shredding them first. The last thing anyone needs during the holidays is a case of identity theft or fraud.
Hopefully these tips will help you and your family enjoy the holidays to the fullest this season. From all of us here at Security Shredding NJ, have a happy and safe holiday season!