You better get ahead of yourself so that you don’t find yourself crying in Santa’s milk. The holidays are entirely too overwhelming even for a person as Type A as me. It is all I can do to get my tree up and lights on without massacring my entire family. The mere mention of the word “holiday” sends my already escalated blood pressure to an all-time high. A fleeting thought of having to move that blasted elf around every night sends real and rather worrisome shooting pains down my left arm. I detest that elf and everything it stands for. You know the feeling. Shooting straight up out of bed in a cold, sweaty panic. Did I move Elfie you shriek to your unaffected, snoring husband? Or, perhaps you had just enough wine the night before that you simply can’t recall to where you moved the devil. Either way, this imp puts a crimp in my holiday happiness. Who was the masochist that came up with this whole elf idea anyway? When was the dawn of this elf era? He wasn’t around when I was growing up. This little devil embodies all that I dislike about this season. I know shocking, right? I said it. I said what everyone else is thinking. There are vast parts of this whole season that need to just go away. I say let’s start with Elfie. We could start a movement. I’m on to something here. “Skimp on the Imp”.
My only personal saving grace over these next seven weeks is that my house is in immaculate order. Calendar. Check. To-do lists. Check. Christmas cards ready to go. Check. I know where every single last nutcracker is. Do you wish you could say the same? It is an imperative must to get your house in order now to prepare for the deluge. Double knot those Nikes and start running for higher ground, because it is coming. You take a house that is already in disarray and throw holiday chaos on top of it, and there’s a chance you will find yourself a’ la Britney Spears (yeah, I checked there’s only one T in her name) on a 5150 hold in the psych ward at CMC. Can you even imagine the scene in there during the holidays? Good Lord. Wait, actually, I can. It is probably chock full of moms crying and uttering some gibberish about the wrapping paper cabinet and just exactly what ingredients comprise reindeer food.
This is a very real concern. A straight jacket isn’t really festive attire. Are you just going to try to get through the holidays with your eye on a hangover-free New Year’s day? Be rational. How about actually enjoying this season’s celebrations? How about actually participating in them rather than moving through them in a robotic state? What you need to do is to eradicate the clutter. Get yourself organized for the impending onslaught. Must you really give your mother-in-law one more item to nitpick? How about making room in the guestroom closet for her to hang her Christmas sweater? You know the one that has actual jingle bells on it. Well, at least you will hear her coming.
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*life is hectic. stay organized.
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Precise Style has changed my life. As a mom of a two year old and a three year old I was dreading our upcoming move. We had lived in our home for 10 years and had accumulated a lot of stuff. I had no idea what to sort, move or sell. After hearing about Laura Peavy from friends, I made the call that changed our lives. She took my move and made it happen. The day of the move was one of the smoothest days I could have asked for. I literally woke up the next morning after the move and was able to cook breakfast for my family, because everything was done. For the first time in my life I feel in control. Laura has truly given me more time to spend with the most important thing in my life- my family. ~Ann W.
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The Precise Style Smarty Giveaway!
Lucky for you, Smarty Charlotte, Precise Style is giving one lucky duck 3 hours of organizing service(materials not included)! To enter, all you have to do is this:
~ Leave a comment below with which room needs the MOST help!
~ BONUS ENTRY: Take a pic of the closet or room that you need the most help with and post on CSP facebook and tag Precise Style (which means you have to like both of us first:-). Then tell us why you need Precise Style in your life!
That’s it! We’ll keep this open all week long and pick one winner (must live in Greater Charlotte Area) on Sunday, 11/17 at 5pm, just in time for the holidays!
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