Is it Possible to Keep Your Holiday Home Clean?

If you would have been in my house only two days ago you wouldn’t have been able to move very far. I had stuff EVERYWHERE! I finally got everything I wasn’t using put back in their bins and they are STILL at the bottom of the stairs waiting for Hubby to carry them up. Maybe I should just do it.


We spent one night decorating the tree as a family. We watched a Christmas show we had on DVR, I made nachos in the oven to munch on, and we got out our ornaments and started to hang! It’s funny how long it takes since the boys have to push every button and make sure all the lighted ones work. Showing them all to P’Diddy was extra fun! His favorite on the tree right now is the Happy Feet ornament that does a little jig. And they all love the Hippopotamus for Christmas ornament!


I have a fireplace this year to hang our stockings from and a mantle that I crammed full of every little Holiday knick-knack that I could!


Now how do I KEEP it clean? Well that is a challenge as always. Our family room, where the majority of our decor is, is the room I try to keep clutter-free since this is where we spend all of our time.


I vaccuum the rug and sweep the floors daily.


I have an area I dedicate to keep our shoes and coats and if they cross over then you’ll get That Look.


Every night before the kids go to bed we tell them pick up, pick up your toys. Yes, pick up NOW!


Last but not least, I try to tidy up through out the day – the glasses go back to the kitchen and the books and misc. articles of clothes I find go to the bottom of the stairs to be carried up the next time I go. Or they sit there for a few days as everyone passes them by 🙂


But is my home REALLY clean on a daily basis? Um no way jose!


Any special tips to keep your home Holiday Clean?


I am sharing my holiday home decor and cleaning tips for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls and Great Cleaners.

Hartstrings Black Friday Sale

Black Friday is a week away! I will be on the lookout to help with your Holiday Shopping!
One thing we start to look for is clothing! I’ve been in a Hartstrings store and it has very nice things. You can’t go wrong finding something there that is quality made and long lasting.
Here is their Black Friday promotion…
Ready or not…the holidays are here! During this special time of year, there are so many occasions where the perfect outfit for your child is needed. Whether it’s for family photos, holiday gatherings, school functions, or special family moments, you want to find the right ensemble that will hold meaning and create memories that will last for years to come. All of these reasons are why we’re so happy to tell you about the trusted Hartstrings brand and their upcoming sale!
If you’re keeping track of the hot Black Friday sales to hit up, you will definitely want to add Hartstrings to your list! For over 30 years, Hartstrings has been providing children with classic, American styles with a modern flare. From dresses to cardigans, from rain boots to pajamas, Hartstrings offers it all – and this Black Friday it’s all 20% off – even sale items!
Let me know what you find! 🙂
I am entered to win holiday clothing for writing this post.