Approximately 94 per cent of Canadians say they enjoy spending time with family and friends during the holidays, according to Statista. So, during the hectic holiday crunch, you may be looking for ways to simplify the tasks on your to-do list.
When it comes to decorating, consider these time-saving strategies for turning your home into a fuss-free winter wonderland.
Get Organized Early
If your seasonal décor is stowed away in the garage or basement, dust it off and get it untangled before the day you plan to do your actual decorating. Locating these items and getting them prepped to be strung and hung may be a job in and of itself, so don’t get overwhelmed by trying to make it all happen in one day.
Make it a Group Effort
There are plenty of responsibilities you can dole out to different members of the family to make decorating more fun for everyone involved. While certain tasks may not be for everybody, such as those that require getting on a ladder, kid-friendly tasks include creating googly-eyed reindeer ornaments for the tree and stringing garlands to the banister.
Use New Tools
New tools are available to help simplify holiday decorating. For example, Treemote, a wireless, user-friendly Christmas-tree shaped remote, can control holiday lights up to 24 metres away – so you can skip crawling under or behind your tree to turn lights on and off. While this tool is ideal around the holidays, it can also be used year-round on hard-to-reach lights and appliances, making it a great stocking stuffer for your decorator-in-residence. According to Nielsen, five per cent of Canadian holiday gift consumers plan to spend more on consumer electronics this season. To learn more, visit Treemote.com
Make it Fun
Make decorating fun by creating a festive atmosphere. Create a playlist of all your favourite holiday tracks to enjoy as you decorate. Pop a tray of cookies into the oven. When the decorating is over, reward yourself by curling up and watching a favourite holiday movie.
There’s no reason why decorating needs to feel like a chore. Simple strategies can make decking the halls not only easy, but fun.
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