Christmas decorating is a lot of fun, but it can be stressful too. The holidays are always a crazy time and having to go out and buy decorations and then actually hang them can make anxiety levels go through the roof.
Well, never fear, here are some tips that will make your decorating tasks as stress free as possible.
You may not want to be one of those people who starts putting up their decorations in October, but getting a lead on things will help reduce stress. It will get one thing out of the way, so tasks aren’t piling up as you get close to the big day.
Before you get ready to run out to the store to get decorations, take an inventory of what you have. You may have some treasures you’ve forgotten about. Once you figure out what decorations you have on hand, you will know exactly what you need to get, and you won’t spend a lot of time and money chasing after ornaments that may be lying in a box in your cellar.
Choose Key Focal Points Around Your Home
Next look around your home and figure out the spots you would like to decorate. This can give you a better idea of what you need, and it will also make you feel more confident when you start the actual decorating process.
Don’t Be Afraid to DIY
DIYing can work for or against you. On one hand, it will save money and you will be able to get exactly what you want without having to scour stores.
But if you are not crafty, or just can’t be bothered, DIYing may be a wase of time and effort. Figure out which option is best for you. Just be aware that making your own ornaments is a path you may want to take.
Make it a Year-Round Project
Once again, you never want to rush the season, but collecting items year-round just may pay off. So, if you’re in an antique store and see a great vintage decoration, grab it! Who cares if it’s April?!
Collecting year round means you will have great items when it’s time to decorate and you won’t have to go out and buy more when you’re busy with other holiday chores. Additionally, you just may get some great bargains. After all, prices always go down off season.
Decorating helps Christmas seem more festive, but not if it’s a stressful affair. The tips in this article will help you keep your holiday anxiety under control while getting a terrific seasonal look for your home. What do you do to keep decorating fun?
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