The holidays will be upon us soon so enjoy your special moments by planning ahead with these tips:
- Pack away the summer and Halloween decorations and pick up bargains now for next year. Be sure things are labeled, clean, and in good shape before storing them away.
*If you are cooking, start planning the menu (and grocery list). Shop for food the week before to avoid the rush and have the best selection. If you can prepare any recipes ahead of time and freeze them, it will free up some time in the kitchen on turkey day.
*If you are hosting houseguests, make a cleaning schedule (do not forget to get the chimney cleaned if you plan on using the fireplace). Tackle the big things at the beginning of the month and just spruce up the day before they arrive. Be sure you have enough linens, and travel-size soaps and shampoos for emergencies.
- Take time to start your holiday gift list. The best shopping deals start on Thanksgiving Day and you do not want to miss out!
Be sure to treasure the precious holiday moments with family and friends as well as the beautiful fall weather this month!