It seems like the days go by much faster this time of year, doesn’t it? Perhaps it is because of all the social events that come with the holiday season. Most of us find ourselves wondering where our time has gone, more often, than not! Here are a few “timesavers” we want to share with you to help you get more out of your days, especially now, when time is precious.
Prepare Food Ahead of Time
Food prep can be one of the most time-consuming parts of someone’s day, do you agree? Sometimes, the last thing you want to do when you get home after a busy day, is start cooking a meal or baking those cookies for the party you have tomorrow night! We suggest taking a couple of hours once a week to prepare all your meals and “goodies” for the following days. Remember, freezing food is not a bad thing, either. Don’t be afraid to store those cookies for next week’s party in the freezer. No one will ever know. Of course, that is, if you just remember to take them out in time to thaw before the party!
Use the “One Stop Shop” Holiday Card Companies
Yes! That’s right! Not only are there websites that will help you create fancy cards, but some of them can mail your cards for you. We all know that getting holiday cards out before the holidays is easier said than done. A few sites we love are TinyPrints, Shutterfly, and Snapfish. There are several great holiday card templates these websites offer, all you need is a photo! Of course, you can always call a professional service such as Penterman Professional Care to get your cards “signed-sealed-delivered”.
Give The Same Gift
You can get creative with this one, do not worry. There are certain items that everyone on your list will like. Whether that is getting everyone their favorite bottle of wine, or perhaps making several different kinds of cookies and giving everyone a nice assortment is a great idea. If you want to support businesses based in Nashville, you might consider Paul’s Chocolate Gallery, Goo Goo Clusters, scented candles from Southern Firefly Candle Company, Tennessee Apparel from DCXV or spices for the cook in your family from East Nashville Spice Company. Doing this can also help you to not break the bank!
If you feel like you might need some assistance especially during this time of year, our concierge services might be a great solution for you. Giving our concierge services as a gift to a loved one is another great way to say “Happy Holidays,” as well.