ok brace yourself…. it is just 13 weeks until Christmas. What are the top 5 things you must do before the silly season kicks in.
1. Lift Off
If you want the beach side cabin – now is the time to book it. Flights using your points or even getting the resort you want for any time over the holidays has to be booked now.
We just organised flights for a client to Bali using points and we only just got the right combination of flights for her family – but they are going!
2. Say Yes to the Guest!
Odds are that over the summer holidays you’ll have family visiting or your kids want sleep overs with friends. Now is the time to get the spare room in order so that you can comfortably say “yes to the guests” knowing you don’t have to stash your clutter under the bed.
3. Get Handy
Now is the perfect time to get those handyman jobs done before your favourite provider gets booked weeks in advance and then he takes his family holiday. Fix doors and windows that might ‘leak’ cool air from your air conditioner (think of all the money you’ll save), if you’re of an alfresco person, check your insect screens to make sure you don’t have any unwanted visitors. Other things you might have on your list are having the BBQ professionally cleaned, replanting out the herb garden, getting the pressure washer onto your outdoor furniture and ensuring the pool is ready for the first splash.
4. Make a Date
There are going to be definite dates that you know are going to be key for you so put them in your calendar now. When is the work Christmas party? Do you need to make a hair appointment? When do the kids break up from school (and when do they go back), when do your guests arrive? Does you car need a service before your road trip? What other things have you been meaning to do all year but haven’t got around to it. Finish them off so you can start 2018 with a clean slate.
6. Cash In
Were you gifted vouchers for Christmas last year or your birthday? When do they expire? Often they are only valid for 12 months to lock in a time to use the Day Spa Voucher or spend the cash on something on your wish-list. Don’t let them go to waste!
You’re probably thinking “OMG how am I supposed to do this, I only have one pair of hands!” or, “I’ve got loads of time, no rush”. #idea.
Have you thought about a Lifestyle Assistant – for just $100 a week we can take care of all of these things and more – you can just sail into Christmas with everything in order #partytime #relax