My family and I just took a wonderful trip to Disney World in Florida. We had a fantastic time in the sunshine and managed to miss the first snow of the season! Now we are back and it’s all pistons go as Christmas Day is just ten short days away.
I have been following my Holiday Checklist (you can download it here) and I am pretty on top of everything. This time of the year is always a juggling act with preparing for Christmas and all the wonderful events and traditions that take place this time of year, from school concerts to brunch with Santa, to riding around looking at all the amazing Christmas lights.
Calm during the chaos
For many people, the run up to Christmas brings clutter to the home, with empty boxes from gifts, wrapping paper and extra food, drink and goodies making their way into the home.
Christmas is probably the one time of the year where I let my home get a little more chaotic than usual. I always let the kids have their new toys and gifts out for a few days before we re-organize and de-clutter for the start of a new year. For me though, I find that as long as the heart of the home – the kitchen – is kept organized, then I feel calm and relaxed. Here are my top four tips for an organized Kitchen over the holidays:
Annie Kilbride is the CEO of Life Simplified, LLC a professional organizing business. Visit www.lifesimplifiedpo.com for more information.