5 Ways to Decrease Busy Season Stress

Prepping for the changing season is a lot to endure; for some it’s stressful and nerve-wracking, and for others it means they become quite the busy bee. In addition to everything else usually happening at the end of the year, trying to get ready for the season change while maintaining your household can become a big, burdensome cherry on top.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, believe me - you’re not the only one. No matter if you become frazzled by the thought of holiday prep or if you just need an extra boost, it’s always nice to have some help. The good news? There’s plenty of tips and tricks available that can make everything a lot easier.

Check out some home hacks below that will help you stay organized and on top of your game through this busy time! Do you have your own home hacks that you rely on to get through this busy season? If so, I’d love to hear them - reply back to this email and tell me what helps you make it through the end-of-year rush!

Kitchen

The changing season typically demands a lot of time in the kitchen, which means a lot of cooking and a lot of cleaning. This can mean a mess of cleaning supplies everywhere. Save yourself some space and hang some small desk organizers or pen/pencil bins above the sink and around the kitchen. Now you’ve got places to stash your cleaning supplies and a bigger space to work with. Learn other ways to make more space in the kitchen.

Bathroom

Expect to have family over during the the end of the year? If you’ve got people staying over but don’t have a ton of cabinet space, think outside the cabinet. Try using baskets or fancy-looking totes to hold bigger items like towels, bathroom cleaning products, product backups, etc. It looks decorative and it will stay out of your way during any last-minute bathroom cleaning extravaganzas.

Bedroom

It might fall into the category of, “Outta sight, outta mind,” but that’s not a bad thing. When you have a ton of people over during the changing season, you tend to pay more attention to the appearance of other rooms before your own. So when things get messy, don’t be afraid to store things under the bed to free up some space. Make this a hiding spot for shoes, boxes, off-season clothing, and anything that will give you more space in the closet. Here’s some more hacks for the bedroom.

Living Room

The living room is the primary hangout spot for family and friends during seasonal get-togethers, so you’re going to get quite a bit of traffic in this area. Keep things where they need to be by hollowing out an old book and use it to stash electronics or knickknacks like routers, TV guides, coasters, remotes, etc.

Outdoor

Hanging seasonal decorations is pretty labor intensive and can get a little haphazard when using a hammer and nails. Enter: plastic hooks. Pick up these reusable tools for hanging wreaths, holiday lights, garland, and other outdoor decor. Most of these come with an adhesive backing, so you can even adjust if you place something that isn’t quite perfect.