Dec 26, 2022

Did I accomplish my goal​ of keeping Christmas Chaos away? Last week, I discussed my goal of preventing chaos in my kitchen by washing my dishes regularly.

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Did I accomplish my goal of keeping Christmas Chaos away? Last week, I discussed my goal of preventing chaos in my kitchen by washing my dishes regularly.

Yes, I did for the first week.

On Christmas weekend, it was bitter cold and blizzard conditions slammed into my area changing my Christmas plans. This year, I am blessed to have two Christmas celebrations. We had a nice Christmas dinner and enjoyed watching Christmas movies on Christmas Day. It wasn’t stressful and drama free.

Before Christmas weekend; it was a hectic week for my household. With a blizzard, running last minutes errands, me dealing with low iron, and extra appointments. It was chaotic. I found the strength to persevere.

By the end of the day, I was exhausted. When I looked at the counter, my dirty glasses taunted me. In ADD fashion. I ignored them. Oblivious to their existence. So, I chose to focus on working on a hot spot, the kitchen table. I sorted through items, and mail, and put things back in their designated places.

I had already decided if the dishes weren’t done by Friday. Friday was the deadline for the dirty dishes and the main priority that day.

Friday came along with the blizzard and there was nothing else for me to do. And so that morning, I decided to wash dishes. Because I didn’t want to wash a whole bunch of dishes on Christmas Eve.

Once I got the dishes all caught up, I was able to stay on top of the dishes during Christmas weekend. And that created a stress-free, drama-free environment. I enjoyed Christmas with my family which was wonderful. And today, waking up to a nice clean kitchen was a tremendous feeling.

Now, I’ll just stay on top of things, by staying in my routine with the dishes, when there’s a pile, and monitoring the hot zone, my kitchen table. the main celebration for Christmas is this weekend, which is New Year’s weekend.

How did you manage Christmas Chaos this year? I would love to read about it in the comment section below.

Dec 19, 2022

My goal is to enjoy Christmas and not get stressed out from the chaos of clutter. That is my plan.

Christmas Chaos…

My goal is to enjoy Christmas and not get stressed out from the chaos of clutter. That is my plan.

Christmas chaos is all the stress from extra activities that can produce chaos. Falling behind in routines and having clutter to build very quickly in hot zones, this time of year that can be overwhelming.

This time of year there are a lot more activities, like people getting together, holiday parties, and other events I find that create Christmas chaos. For me, it’s procrastinating on chores I need to get done to keep my home clean and organized.

This year I’m trying something new, I am prioritizing the kitchen by keeping it clean and free of clutter to the best of my ability. So I’m making sure the hot zones like the kitchen table don’t have massive clutter buildup of junk mail and bills. And the other items that need to be put back in their designated place.

My task on my list is keeping up with the dishes. I don’t want a huge pile of dirty dishes on Christmas Eve to wash. So it is my main priority this week is to keep my dirty dishes from piling up.

What are you doing to avoid the Christmas Chaos this year?

I would love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below,

Merry Christmas!