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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Love the holiday season but hate the stress? The Holidays are all about gatherings: getting together with family, getting together with friends. The average person has 3 holiday parties to attend each December and most often one of those parties is being hosted at home. Whipping the home into shape ahead of time will greatly reduce stress. Here we break it down into two parts: First by making space for guests and decorating. And second, by good solid party planning ahead of time.
Here, some expert tips to help you get organized for the holidays:
- Get the big cleaning done before December. That way you can focus on decorating, cooking and celebrating (the fun stuff) during the actual holiday season, without having to clean gutters and do other seasonal chores.
- If you will be hosting family, keeping a few strategic items on hand will make everyone feel at home. Make sure you have extra seating (folding chairs are just fine), games for entertainment and linens to accommodate your house full of family and guests. To really boost your guest room style, a foldaway luggage rack is a nice touch; it gives the guestroom a finished look and the guest a convenient place to rest a heavy suitcase.
- Toast the Holidays with the perfect hostess gift - trendy wine totes and upscale corkscrews are big this year. Or if you're the one doing the hosting, stock up on stylish party solutions like party tubs, personalized drink ware and serving trays for the perfect holiday soiree. For a long term investment in future parties to come, a nice wine bar can be inexpensive and hold all of your stemware plus wine, with a serving surface on top for "tasting parties".
- Holiday cooking for 2 or twenty can be a cinch with the right tools. If your guest list is long, a copper fondue set keeps the party going strong with a cheese board at its side - an easy way to keep guests happy without too much effort on your part. Cooking for just two? Let a slow cooker do the work for you and then enjoy it year-round for many more healthy meals to come.
- Holiday Storage starts you off on the right foot for 2013. Whether you are making room for gifts or simply looking for a more organized, streamlined garage for the new year, plastic boxes with ornament dividers and other specialty storage items just for holiday decorations can save time and money by keeping breakables safely stored, reducing breakage. Storage reels for Christmas lights and artificial tree bags round out the season's best in new holiday storage tools.
- Play a gift giving game during the party to keep the good times rolling. Secret Santa and the popular White Elephant Gift Exchange game are some ideas to get you started. Whatever you decide, be sure to give a brief description of the gift-giving procedures on your original invitation so that people know what to expect.
- For even more stress-busting, take the guesswork out of holiday shopping with a gift finder (you never even have to leave home)! This one has something for everyone on your list, and also features price range options - Holiday shopping has never been easier!
- Still stumped or want more tips on the best way to stay organized and stress less during the holidays? Ask our organizer, Harriet Schechter, author of Let Go of Clutter (McGraw-Hill) your question for expert advice.
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