Holiday Survival Guide – How to Decorate without Going Mental

holiday survival guide – how to decorate without going mental

Holidays are among the most beautiful times of the year. During this time, everything looks stunning. However, decorating is an essential task that adds to the beauty of the holidays. Many tasks come with holidays apart from decorating.

For instance, card sending, gift buying, wrapping, meal preparations, partying, and travelling, among others are synonymous with holidays. These are many tasks that have to be planned for and taken care of if you want to have a good holiday.

If you are not careful, you might find yourself in a situation where you are stressed with all the holiday activities. Decorations, for instance, can drive you crazy. In this article, we will give you the ultimate holiday survival guide that will help you to decorate without going mental.

Plan Ahead

It would be very difficult for you to handle all your decorations requirements on the same day. If you decide to do this, you will likely not be able to do everything that you might have wanted to do.

Instead, you should make a plan for your decorations before the holiday season. People are different, and your plan should not be copied from another person. Make a plan that makes your life easier and adapts to your daily activities.

The most important thing is to make sure that you are going to enjoy the holiday season. If you are not prepared or maybe are overwhelmed, then it will be difficult for you to enjoy it.

Break Big Projects into Smaller Deadlines

There are different ways for you to decorate your home during the holiday season. Some of your decorations might involve a lot of work. They might also consume a lot of time and resources.

Instead of handling such projects all at a go, you should break them into smaller deadlines. This is vital in ensuring that you handle every bit and piece to perfection. It also ensures that you do not forget about anything.

If you have many people to send cards to, you do not have to walk around stores looking for cards that meet your requirements. Instead, you can go with Mixbook’s Christmas cards. They are easy to customize from the comfort of your home.

Dim Lights at Home

You need to make sure that your home looks stunning and different during the holiday season. However, you do not want to spend a lot of money and time changing your lighting fixtures.

Instead, you can get dimmers that can be easily plugged into your lamps at home. These dimmers are affordable and can be found at almost every other hardware store. They are also easy to install. 

Ensure that you have one for all your lamps. They can make a huge difference especially when it comes to the ambience of your home.

Do Not Decorate The Entry Alone

Some people decorate the entrance to their homes during holidays and assume that they are done. Well, this is a mistake you need to avoid. If you have visitors, what do you think they will say if you have only decorated the entry?

In addition to the entrance, ensure that you have decorated your entire house. You can do this without spending a lot of money. All you need are just simple additions and small touches around the house.

You can even recycle materials to make these decorations. You would be surprised at the difference these simple additions can make to your home during the holidays. Your house will feel warm and visitors will enjoy the ambience.

Reuse Wrappers

You do not have to spend money buying expensive wrappers for the gifts you get for your loved ones. Apart from money, you might waste a lot of time looking for wrappers that might appeal to the people you want to give gifts to.

Instead, you can reuse newspapers, magazines, bags, and any other interesting paper you have at home. Apart from being eco-friendly, these wrappers can help you achieve a zero-waste holiday. You can get a little bit creative and use a unique accent, topper, or ribbon.

If you have time, get a glitter, pen, or marker and draw a pattern on the wrapper. This will not only make the wrappers beautiful but also personalized for your loved ones.

Involve Your Family

You do not have to do all the work alone when you have family members who can help you. Since holidays are special for the entire family, you need to create memories even when decorating your home.

You should, therefore, involve everyone in your family in your decorations. If you have children, allow them to decorate parts of the house. 

Following these tips, you will find it easy to decorate without going mental. In addition, you will have a memorable holiday without even spending a lot of money and time on decorations.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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