Clear the Clutter Far Before Christmas
By Brandi Goodman
Christmas is still a few months away, yet those final months before the big holiday tend to come up quickly for most. Before you know it, the snow will be falling and the cold weather season of the holidays will be set in. It's important to clear the clutter in your home far before Christmas arrives so you can ease your stress and prepare for what's to come.
Drops Your Stress Levels
The holidays tend to be a stressful time for many. Add in a bunch of clutter all around your house and you can start to feel especially panicked. You may realize you have tons to do to get your house in order before Christmas can even be accomplished. You'll have to make space for the tree, get rid of old toys and clothes to make room for new, and ensure there is nothing in your way of decorating. Starting to make some space now will take this task off your shoulder so it's finished far before the holidays actually get here.
Simplifies Your Task List
One of the things you can take the time to clear out now is your holiday decorations. Look at each item and see which ones really spark joy. Any that you no longer use or have been too complicated to set up should go out the door. Simplifying your holiday task list now can reduce what you need to accomplish later.
Prevents Holiday Illness
Many people become ill right before or around the holidays. Keeping your home clean and free from clutter now can help to prevent this from happening. It's good to dust regularly and get gathered belongings out of main areas so you aren't breathing in dust, dander, and other harmful things. This can really wreck your respiratory system and cause you to be sick.
Reduces the Chance for Back Pain
Most families hang holiday decorations. With a bunch of stuff in the way, you're more likely to attempt to reach over it to try and get your decorations in the right place. This can quickly cause some back pain if you're overreaching and twisting far more than necessary. Clearing stuff out of your way now and having open space to work with will reduce your chances of getting hurt in the decorating process.
The holiday season will be upon us before you know. Taking the time to get clean and organized now can save you a lot of stress down the road. It's far better for your overall well-being, as stress can cause a lack of sleep, illness, and irritability.
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