We sure are happy that Christmas is finally just around the corner! But with so many holiday preparations to think about, it can be hard to keep track of all of the details. And while it would be nearly impossible for one blog post to cover everything involved in making your home festive and ready for Santa Claus, we wanted to take a second and give you some ideas on how you can decorate your place in a way that’s mostly hassle-free.
1. Create a Decorating Strategy
Decorating for Christmas is a great way to get engaged in the festivities, but it can also be time-consuming. A basic decorating strategy helps to keep you from getting overwhelmed and from making decisions that you don’t actually need to make yet. Begin by putting together a list of every last thing you plan on doing. Stopping at this point will help you avoid making decisions that will have a negative impact on your decorating.
2. Use Decorating Tools That are Energy Efficient
Consider investing in some energy-efficient tools for decorating. Spend the money on something that’s cost-effective, and that will pay for itself over time if you use it often enough to make it worth the expense. For example, a battery-run string of lights is a great investment because you can use them again and again. With this kind of decorating tool, once you pay for the lights themselves, there’s no more cost involved. Another energy-efficient option is to use LED lighting instead of traditional holiday lights. Just like with battery-operated lights, there’s no electrical bill involved. If you haven’t been using your Christmas decorations in years past or they’ve become damaged, consider replacing them with energy-efficient alternatives.
3. Look for Alternatives to Real Greenery
Using real greenery in your decorating can be messy, and you’ll have to replant it after the holiday unless you’re going to live with a tree in your living room. Fake greenery is the way to go if you want an easy Christmas decorating experience. It looks just like real greenery, and it won’t clutter up your living space when it’s not needed anymore. In addition, fake greenery is easy to store and use every year without any fuss.