Just-in-time Christmas tips
'Tis the season to be jolly, fala la la la, la la la laaaa....!
With a week to go, Tara shares her top tips for making the week before and the week after a little less stressful and a little more fun. Basically this whole episode is an excuse for Tara to talk more about Christmas (we'll let her have her fun!).
Give before you get
Swap with friends
Have a game plan for rubbish/ recycling
Use this year as an opportunity to plant the seed for future years if you aren’t happy with the way Christmas feels
Send people home with food
Schedule down time/ relax time
Don’t put things down- put them away
Plan time to create new homes for your new belongings (and decide if you need to let go of old ones)
Put Christmas decorations away at a manageable rate. Let go of the old/ unloved/ broken ones.
Don't let usual routines go too far out the window.
Article about Christmas clutter in The Guardian: baby boomers vs millenials
Bec's script for bribing kids to let go of excess before Christmas:
"Santa doesn't like delivering toys to full houses so if there is no room in your bedroom you'll probably get less."
Have a safe and happy Christmas - Bec & Tara. xx