We got your back! December is upon us, tasks are piling up and time is running out. What can Family Matters do for you to make your holidays 10x easier? Gift shopping, gift shopping, holiday meal prep? People, nowadays, live busier lives now and simply don’t have the time. We understand your time is valuable and we want you to enjoy the holidays as much as possible.
Family Matters will save you time and shop for your wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, and bows! Tip: Dollar Stores are your BFF, you will save so much money and so you’ll have more for gift shopping. Your basic shopping done in one spot. And you may also stumble on staples like decorations, seasonal candy, and tins and boxes for homemade presents. Fun for less!
Make Family Matters your personal Sous chefs! Do you need meal prepping for your holiday dinner? Call Family Matters for a FREE consultation to discuss what needs to be done to make your holiday dinner easier! FREE delivery! Ingredients measured in reusable Tupperware and easy to carry insulated bags.
1) One Month Before Christmas: Online Shopping and Initial Prep
DAYS after Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to do. Do any online shopping now so that way when it delivers to you, you have time to wrap them accordingly! Wrap gifts as you buy them so you save time on Christmas Eve. Also take stock of your lights, ornaments, wreaths, and lawn ornaments. See if anything is broken and needs to be replaced. Is it time for an update? Find fun, festive holiday decor ideas here. Make sure you have the serving platters and wineglasses you’ll need for parties or special meals, in time to buy more.
Our Family Matters team can help you with ALL of this!
2) Three Weeks Before Christmas
This is a good time to get your tree up and going! Real or artificial, you want to have your home looking holiday ready for weeks to come! If you want it to stay fresh and retain its needles through Christmas time. Same applies for garlands! There’s no such thing as decorating early for Christmas.
For all you hosting, make sure you know what you’ll be cooking and what family will bring. Family Matters can help you grocery shop and meal prep! Order your main dishes whether it’s a turkey or a Honey Baked ham.
3) Two Weeks Before Christmas
Any family members out of town, out of state? Aim for mailing out of town gifts AT LEAST 2 weeks before Christmas. Don’t have the time to get your packages ready and mailed? Family Matters will take that off your hands and get that taken care of for you!
4) Seven Days Before Christmas
You’ll enjoy those decorations even more when the floors are clean and the kitchen is organized. Very important: Clear out your refrigerator! Toss old leftovers to make room for big dishes and ingredients as days approach to the holiday. Our Family Matters team are professional organizers! Let us save you time by cleaning and organizing your home, holiday party ready!
Extra tip: **Start buying batteries for Christmas toys 🙂