Church and Dwight | Brand Partner
The holidays are in full swing at our house. With black Friday shopping, and cyber Monday around the corner with amazing deals. There is baking to do, decorating and plenty of reasons to feel the crunch on both time and money. Here are a few ways you can make the most out of your holidays.
Reinvent Your Outdoor Decor
I love holiday decor, especially when it comes to decorating outdoors. Don’t be afraid to reuse it. If you have old decorations, do something to spruce them up. It’s okay to use things you have used before, saving you time and money. Paint old ornaments. Clean them up. Whatever you have to do to make them sparkle and shine.
Tip: Using OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder is a great way to remove dust, grime and dirt off old decorations sitting in storage or outside that have wear on them from the year.
Impress Overnight Guests
I am anal when it comes to being prepared for overnight holiday guests. I like them to feel all the comforts of home. So I always make sure I have fresh linens and blankets on hand. I also make sure to keep extra face cloths, toothpaste and toothbrushes as people always forget to pack those things.
Throw a Potluck Christmas Dinner
One year we did this. We invited everyone in our complex, asked them to bring something. It got all our guests involved in Christmas, especially those alone for the holidays. Having everyone pitch in made them feel part of the dinner. We had turkey, lasagna, desserts, salad, even homemade bread!
Dress to Impress
During the holidays I hate trying to find something to wear. I do however love taking something old and making it new again. You can do this with your clothes. Anything can be made different and new. The key is choosing the right bling and accessories. Adding a scarf or necklace, some old earrings can really add to an outfit making it look like something new again.
Tip: For a quick, easy and effective jewelry refresher, try mixing Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda with hot water and leave your jewelry to sit for a few minutes. In no time, your diamonds will be sparkling bright and looking like new.
Schedule Some Me Time
One thing I notice during the holidays is how tired I get. Shopping, walking around, decorating the house, cleaning all to entertain. It can be exhausting. So I always make sure I get a little “me time” in on that. Enjoy a long walk. A hot bubble bath. Or just listening to some music, or reading a good book.
Tip: For sore and achy muscles from shopping and walking around. Rub A535 Anti Inflammatory Heating Cream helps to soothe your aching muscles and joints.
No matter how you save money or time during the holidays remember you are supposed to create a stress free environment for yourself. Be kind to yourself and your body. Don’t overspend. And remember what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.