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The holiday season is a great time to think about creating some new memories with your family. However, if you’re not prepared, then it can leave you feeling stressed and disorganized. Now that we’re in November, you’ve got enough time to focus on some key areas of getting your home ready for the holidays. Then when the time comes, it will be much simpler and easier to just get the decorations ready. So whether you’ll be with family for the holidays or not, here are some of the ways that you can get things ready at home.


Declutter the home

There is something that is really satisfying about having a declutter of the home before the holidays. There can be a lot of extra clutter around the holidays, so it makes a difference if your surfaces are clear before you get started, as well as your storage having some more room for other things. You could look at a site like if you are looking for some decluttering tips and advice. If you have children, it can be a good idea to think about ‘one in and one out’ when it comes to toys, so that you’re not overloaded. A de-cluttered room can also give the illusion of a room being clean, even if it isn’t, which can help when you’re busy.

Get the paintbrushes out

Before you start to get the holiday decorations up, it can be a good idea to think about some of the smaller things that you can do around the home to get things ready. There may be some small knocks, scratches or nicks that need to come out of the wall, which can be easily filled, sanded, and then painted. You could also give things like doors, skirting boards, and walls a lick of paint to freshen them up. You may need some professional help with this kind of thing, which is why looking at a site like could be a good idea. Either way, a fresh coat of paint around the home doesn’t have to take long, but it can look really good.

Deep clean

Having a deep clean at this time of year can be a good idea, for all of those areas that need to be cleaned from time to time, but don’t need to be cleaned daily or weekly. Cleaning the windows can be a good idea, for instance, as well as things like light units, kitchen cabinets, and outdoor spaces. These areas then won’t need to be thought about for a while after that, which means you can forget about them for a little bit, and focus on another post-holidays deep clean as we head towards the new year and spring.

Get kitchen ready

The kitchen is often the heart of the home around the holidays. You are likely to cook more at this time of year, from baking treats to roasting a turkey. So you need to make sure that your kitchen is ready for all that you need to do. Check you have the right utensils, as well as the kitchen staples that you need in like flour. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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