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5 Chores You Need to Accomplish for a Stress-Free Christmas

Finalize the theme of your decor and have fun sprucing up your home

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The "BER" months are here and September marks the beginning of our extended Christmas season in the country. Even if the official holidays are still months away, some of us have already started decorating the home, making plans for parties, and finalizing gift lists. Since the season can get pretty hectic, it's inevitable to feel stressed at some point. Make it easier and more manageable by working on a few key chores at home. Readying your space for the holidays isn’t just about putting up Christmas lights; it’s making sure everything is ready for the season. Here are five must-dos to consider:

Prep the front of your house. 


The look of your home's exterior signals that you're all set for the holidays. To avoid setting it up at the last minute, you can make early preparations to make putting up lights and lanterns a breeze. Trim down your front lawn if you have lawn ornaments, dust off cobwebs, and clean out the areas where your lights will be hung, and wash the windows. Trust us, these small chores will have an impact once you’re ready to put up your decorations.

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Edit your decor wisely.

If you love switching up the decor at home, you may want to choose the Christmas-themed ones you'd like to showcase until January. This way, you get to keep and organize your extra accessories ahead of time. Storing décor, especially if you have a lot of fragile items, takes some time. Keeping them early will give you more time to concentrate on styling your home—especially when it's time to bring out the big pieces like the three, the huge parol, and other ornaments. 

Deep clean your kitchen.

Whether you host Christmas parties or not, it helps to deep clean the kitchen before the holidays roll in. If cooking is in the agenda this season, a clean kitchen can help you breeze through preparations without a hitch. You’ll know where all your ingredients are and you won’t find distracting odors or stains all around. Even if you don’t cook anything for the holidays, cleaning out your kitchen will make room for all the food gifts and leftovers you’re surely going to bring home.

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READ: How to Tackle Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

Purge and declutter.


Speaking of making room, ridding your home of your junk will make way for all the gifts you'll receive. Especially if you have kids, it will be good to make space for new toys, clothes, and other items. Plus, you can separate the things you can donate to charity—another way to celebrate the season, don't you agree?

Prepare the guest room.


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Even if you're not expecting relatives this year, it's still a good idea to prepare the guest room just in case a situation calls for it. The last thing you want is to give up your room or welcome a friend into a messy second room. It will be good for your family as well because after all the parties you’ll be attending, at least you’ll have a clean and well-kept room waiting for you.

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