3 holiday home hacks to make your life easier

We know what you’re thinking. You’ve been doing this holiday stuff for years and you’re a pro at everything from holiday décor to gift-wrapping. You’re the guru of gift giving and the messiah of meal prep. Why do you need advice about how to make it easier? Well, there’s always room for improvement and when it comes to this stressful time of year, it never hurts to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are 3 holiday home hacks to make your life easier.

1) Use fabric to wrap presents: If you’re short on time and cash for wrapping paper or perhaps you’re just the world’s worst gift wrapper, don’t despair. Try to re-purpose what you already have for unique, fun wrapping style like using fabric scraps for smaller presents that can travel with you without worry of paper ripping or bows bending. It’s super easy to do. Simply place your box in the center of the fabric and tie the ends together in a tight knot.

2.) Have a snow day: Don’t feel like driving up north to enjoy a white Christmas? Turns out you can stay in Phoenix, skip the chill of real snow, and still enjoy a snowball fight. Just whip up a batch of your own snow balls made from cornstarch and veggie oil substitute for some outdoor snow-day fun with the kiddies or the adults who are kids at heart. Get the recipe here!

3.) Store lights like a pro: When all the fun is over, the pain of taking down Christmas lights and storing them for next year can commence. Instead of piling your lights in storage boxes or wrapping them in circles, opt for a tangle-free hack. The trick to storing your lights mess-free is by wrapping the individual strands around your hand, transferring them to tension rods, then fitting the tension rods to a plastic storage container. Less stress, no mess!

Don’t let the stress of the holidays keep you from enjoying time with friends and family. Try some of these holiday home hacks and enjoy having fun this holiday season!

Frank Russo

Russo Team

RE/MAX Professionals

www.RussoTeam.com
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