Someone has said “Prepare for everything and be prepared for anything” and that should be the mantra when preparing for the upcoming festive season.

Being 21st century women, we have greater responsibilities within the home and outside as well. So we would like to be prepared well in advance for the festive season. We not only want to celebrate the festivals with traditions, but we would also like to add some freshness to the way we go about it. Preparation is the key to a happy festive season. With some pre-planned time management, you can prepare yourself to stay on top of your work load and enjoy the festive season rather than going through it in a stressed and worried fashion.

Here are some ideas to get your house ready for the festive season.

1. Prepare a list

To experience a stress free festivals prepare and prioritize your to-do-list.  The best stress buster can be planning well in advance.

2. Organize your kitchen

‘If you can’t smell them, you won’t be able to taste them,’ say professional kitchen organizers about herbs and spices. Throw away anything that is out of date and refill with fresh necessary grocery and organize according to use .

3. Cleaning

Cleaning is mandatory while preparing for the festive season, even if you don’t get time there are many service providers  who come and clean the house . Go for it and save your energy.

4. Make your home clutter free

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” said William Morris.  Getting rid of all unnecessary stuff will free up space and refresh your house.

Decluttering and cleaning your house gives you enough space to redecorate it. Re-arrange all the rooms beautifully according to your taste.

5. Beautify your garden

Tailoring the look of your home is the primary way to create a space that reflects your personality. A garden is an  inseparable part of your home and also should be prepared for the festive season. So beautify your garden if you have one, well in advance.

6. Plan your budget-

Not planned your budget? Then be ready to waste a lot of money on unnecessary things. Plan your budget, make a list and go for it.

7. Go  shopping  in advance

Grabbing the last few trolleys, never-ending queues, won’t give you the pleasure of shopping. So shop well in advance of the festive season.

8. Take a break

You heard it right! Now after all this preparation just take a break for yourself. Visit a  salon, get pampered and enjoy the festive season.

9. Decorate –

Now you are all set. Decorate your home and give it a festive makeover.

Happy festive season. May this season bring you the gifts of peace, hope and joy.