Now that Thanksgiving’s done and dusted, our thoughts turn to Christmas – if you’re anything like the majority of the population, you are probably panicking at the thought of all that still needs to be done before the Big Day.
But as well as providing house cleaning in Columbia, maid services in Arlington and cleaning services in Vienna we can help you with a holiday to-do list! Here are some ideas for how you can start getting ready for Christmas now and keep last-minute panics to a minimum:
Do your online shopping now – order your gifts now to allow for items being out to stock or longer than usual delivery times thanks to the festive rush.
Wrap presents up as you get them – we promise you this is a life-changer if you are the kind of person who finds themselves wrapping up everything on Christmas Eve. And buy yourself a tape dispenser too, as this will make the task easier.
Check your stock of decorations – do you have everything you want? Do the fairy lights work? Are there special offers on decorations you can take advantage of?
Start addressing your Christmas and holiday greetings cards – this is one of those jobs which, if you do it now, will make writing your cards much easier nearer the time. You can also use the time to decide if certain people should remain on your list. Sometimes a ruthless cull is necessary…
Finalize your Christmas menu – it’s easy to get distracted when the TV is awash with TV chefs all coming up with brand new ideas for the Christmas meal, but chances are your family loves the tradition of tried and tested favourite recipes. Add one or two new things in and keep the menu as your family loves it.
Fill the freezer – bulk cook some meals and portion them up so that you can minimize cooking time out with Christmas Day.
Order a turkey or ham – you don’t want to get caught short if these disappear in the final week or so before Christmas.
Check the last posting dates for Christmas – this is especially important if you are mailing gifts.
Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Arlington, a maid service in Oakton or cleaning services in Columbia and surrounds, and more. Why not give us a call today and let us help you ensure that your house is in tip-top shape for the holiday season?
Picture thanks to CJ Sorg on flickr.