Here at Rainbow International, it seems we’re always ready for the next flooded house, the next water cleanup, the next fire and water restoration call. However the Christmas season always manages to give us a run for our money. I find myself wondering, “If I order this present online 4 days before Christmas, how much of a gamble am I taking? Are there any snowstorms slamming a part of the country that will slow down the shipping process?”
It’s. A. Yearly. Struggle.
Maybe next year we will develop a Christmas Preparedness Plan. I think that’s something we can all get behind.
So as our time counts down to the big day, light your pine scented candle, and check out these strategies to help you prepare for the big day.
Although not required in light of email greeting cards that feature dancing reindeer, there is nothing quite like a handwritten note during the holidays.
Make a list of the purchases you ordered online. It’s a great accomplishment to order everyone’s Christmas presents online in one glorious shopping binge. However, that can be difficult to track as the days go by. If you paid extra on two day shipping and it comes in 4? Bam. Money back.
You may want to grab that fruit closer to the date, but make a trip beforehand for everything else. You’ll have the majority of what you need, plus some time to make a note of anything you’re missing or want to add. Less stress. More holiday spirit.
Cleaning in Waves
There is nothing like becoming the speed demon of vacuuming when company is due in 10 minutes. Quite comparable to a pit stop in a NASCAR race… or Rainbow’s response time to water restoration calls. Try 15 minutes of cleaning a day and bit by bit, each section will be nice and tidy before company arrives.
And even if something doesn’t get done, truly no one can tell but you!
Post Christmas Plans
If you like to decorate, make a note ahead of time which stores you want to check out once Christmas is over. The discounts are the best. We always get so wrapped up in things to do before the holiday, we don’t always think about the deals that come after.
Don’t wait to wrap those presents all at once. It can turn into quite the chore. If that isn’t an option for you, turn on that Christmas music and sip on the eggnog while you get down to work. Soon enough, the 25th will be upon us and it will all be worth the effort!
That’s it! Go get em! Before you do, be sure to go blow out that candle… you don’t want to need any fire restoration services so close to your mother-in-law’s arrival.