It’s Christmas time! Which means you are probably going to be super, super busy for the next few weeks. J and I switch our holidays between our families. One year we’re with my family for Thanksgiving and then the next year we’re with them for Christmas. And J’s family is on the opposite schedule. That way we aren’t having to drive back and forth for each holiday. This year we’re with J’s family for Christmas. So we’ll be headed out of town to celebrate with them for the long Christmas weekend.
There are lots to do between now and Christmas, like buying gifts, wrapping them, visiting with family as they come into town, friends coming over, and so on. So your household is going to be buzzing. You might think it’s going to be hard to keep on top of everything, but with a little planning you can make it happen.
One of the things that always seems to fall to the side during those busy weeks is cleaning. It’s just so easy to put off sweeping and dusting when you have more pressing things to get done. But who doesn’t want a cleaner house during the holidays?
It’s hard having dogs, a baby and a busy schedule to keep the house under control. You try to break it up so you do a little each night, but when you don’t get home until late after a long day the last thing you want to do is scrub the toilets (am I right?). So then you’re left with cleaning the whole house, catching up on laundry and running errands during the weekend.
This year, it’s going to be different. Let’s vow to take the stress off our weekends. ‘Let’s spend 15 minutes or less night for the next 12 nights to have your house and your Christmas gifts ready for the big day.
Are you ready for the plan? Start the 12 Days of Christmas Cleaning tonight and then each weeknight work on the assigned tasks. This schedule should have you finished with everything on Friday, December 22nd. Perfect.
You’ll notice each day focuses on one room in your house. So you don’t have to feel scattered going from room-to-room. Just stick to your assigned room, get everything done on your list and then relax the rest of the night. You’ll notice the closer you get to Christmas is when you’re start working on the rooms where guests will be in. For us, we want to make sure we clean our kitchen and family room last since that’s where people tend to congregate while there over. You can download your 12 Days of Christmas Schedule or click the image above.
Bonus Tip: Make a reminder in your calendar so you don’t forget after the little one goes to bed.