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Get Stuff Done While Also Celebrating Christmas

Huh? You can celebrate Christmas and get stuff done at the same time? Yep, you read correctly. ‘Tis the season of being festive and efficient – hallelujah!  This year, why not throw a fun party that also lets you check an item off your “to-do” list? Gift Wrapping Party Getting presents is fun but does anyone really want to wrap them? (Spoiler alert: no!). Make this tedious task enjoyable by sharing it with friends. Set up a table with wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags, while gossiping about the latest season of your favorite TV show. If you prefer to outsource, hire a Tasker to wrap your gifts for you.  Christmas Ornament Making Party Nothing screams “Christmas” like curating the perfect ornament collection, so why not start by creating your own? Grab some sparkly cardstock or turn pictures of loved ones into ornaments by busting out your hot glue gun. Let the bedazzling begin!  Pampering Christmas Party You work hard during the holiday season, so don’t think twice about celebrating Christmas with some well-earned pampering. …

New year, new home: simple organization tips for your playroom

If you’re a parent then you know that keeping a kids playroom clean, let alone organized, is a tall order. In fact, this might be the one room in your home that you find yourself constantly cleaning or just closing the door when you can’t face the mess. That’s why we pulled together four quick and easy steps to help you get this room organized and help keep it that way.  See part 4 of our new year, new home organization guide, home office, here. If one thing is true about kids and toys, it’s that kids get bored and grow out of their toys as quickly as they do their clothes. So before doing anything, go through toys and other items to see what’s broken, no longer age appropriate, or just collecting dust. Once you’ve gone through everything it’s time to decide what is staying and what can either be donated or thrown away. Separate the items into piles and be sure to put all the toys that will be donated into bags or …