Is there really a secret to stress free holidays? YES!
Over the holiday season, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwaanza, it’s so important to be able to take time for the quiet moments that allow your body and soul to feel restored, balanced and at peace.
Moments when you can step outside and breathe in the smell of fresh snow, hold a cup of hot chocolate in your hands, or simply give thanks for the beauty of natural sunlight as it pours through your windows.
Often, people are working 3 jobs during the holidays – especially single Moms and Dads.
The regular job that pays the bills, the job of cooking, cleaning and raising children once the regular workday is done and then the 3rd job: the job of preparing for the holidays – the decorating, the shopping, the wrapping, the cleaning, the card writing, the entertaining… and the list goes on.
It’s exhausting, am I right?
So what is the secret to a stress free holiday?
You will be amazed at how many tasks TASK RABBIT can help you with – and signing up is free. Almost EVERYTHING you would need to help you prepare for the holidays, including running your errands for you and assembling anything, is available to you through this online service.
I especially love their service offering: WAIT IN LINE. LOL!
They offer a vast array of other services, too, and best of all, when you hire someone through Task Rabbit, you know you are supporting someone in your local community who needs the income – your *tasker* – as they call them.
I hired someone through this service to put together a wheelchair I purchased for my Mom, [ after looking at the instructions and trying to DIY it by myself for about an hour and getting frustrated ] and they did a perfect job. They were on time, clean, fast, wore a mask, and they cleaned up all the trash and took it downstairs for me.
What a relief and a help they were – and they came on the same day I went online to schedule them.
For stress free holidays, Task Rabbit is a winning solution.
What’s also wonderful? You can purchase a Task Rabbit GIFT CARD to give to someone you know who needs it, right now, as an early holiday gift.
Given that I live independently, I would LOVE to get these from Santa as Christmas gifts. Would you?
FOR SERIOUS HOLIDAY DECORATING
Although Task Rabbit says they offer, “Christmas decorating”, I would not recommend them for this.
To relieve the stress of decorating for the holidays or a holiday event, I encourage you to hire a professional interior designer or professional holiday designer like Regina Gust, whose gorgeous Christmas tree design opens this post.
Here’s another example of Regina’s stunning work, below. I love, love, love this color combination for #designhappyliving homes.
Hiring someone like Regina or another professional interior designer in your local area to help you with holiday decorating or decorating for a holiday party event, is a smart move and, once again, you would be helping to support a small, local business.
And just like Task Rabbit, almost every professional interior designer I know offers gift certificates. If you know of a Mom or Dad who needs help right now, please consider this.
And if a gift certificate option isn’t listed on an interior designer’s website, fill out their contact form and ask.
Looking at Regina’s website is a real treat if you love *over the top* fabulousness and glamour and need inspiration!
Many other interior designers I know also offer holiday decorating as a special service at this time of year.
If you’re looking to hire a luxury interior designer for holiday decorating or holiday event decorating, search https://ethosdesigncollective.com [ a search engine where you can find VETTED luxury interior designers to hire ] to see if there is a luxury interior designer in your area who offers this service and can help take the stress off of you this holiday season.
For many people I know, it’s been a very, very stressful and hard year, and I hope – if you’re one of them – that this post has given you a few ideas to help ease the burden a bit – ideas you can use for either yourself or someone you know who might be feeling completely overwhelmed.
Here’s to having time to take a walk in the snow
and to doing what brings you joy and feeds your soul so you can enjoy stress free holidays, from now on.
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