Cleaning for out of town guests? Pace yourself. Work this big jobs in between the everyday tasks. That way you won’t spend too much time cleaning at one time. Space it out so you can get everything done without too much extra effort.
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, no doubt you have purchased a few presents. Wrapping those gifts is always the hardest part to me. With a few small preparations, wrapping will be a lot less stressful.
Gather all of of your wrapping supplies in one place. Designate an area that you wrap gifts. This can be a spare bedroom or some other space that is seldom used in your home, My space this year is our kitchen table as we eat (when we eat at the table) at the dining room table.
When you are ready to wrap, all of your supplies will be in one place which will make the task go faster. Gift wrapping for me always starts out fine but by the time I get to the fifth present I am done. This is why I always try to wrap early and often instead of waiting until the last possible minute. I have done that, too. I do not recommend it at all.
Consider using gift bags for your presents and skip a lot of the wrapping process. It is so disheartening to spend five – ten minutes wrapping a gift only to have a child rip into it in less than ten seconds. While it is fun to see them rip the paper, gift bags are a gift in itself as the parents will now be able to use that bag to carry presents and/or to give their own gift.
So gather your supplies, have a wrapping station, and take frequent breaks. This Christmas wrapping presents could actually be enjoyable.