When you have little ones, it’s almost mandatory to decorate for the holidays.
Of course, your decorating style changes with little ones… I’ve already told you of my beloved nativity setI haven’t seen in years, replaced by the more kid-friendly Fisher Price version.
Also packed away are my glass snow globes, awaiting a time when it will once again be safe for them to be enjoyed.
Decorating with kids in mind doesn’t just mean keeping the more fragile things in storage. In the more kid-friendly decorating for the holidays, there are some additions I may never have done just for the husband and I. Instead of just red bows, I have added lights to our front porch. There are also a couple plastic decorations outside –As for cleaning during the holidays, at least I’m saving time cleaning all the figures for my nativity set and polishing the wood since it’s in storage. Right?
Maybe the best tip I have for cleaning over the holidays is this: keep it simple.
Stick to what’s really important to you to put up, and use the time you save for something more important, like spending time with family.
In fact, the same holds true with the daily cleaning, get the big stuff done (dishes, laundry, cleaning the bathrooms…) and don’t worry if the house isn’t perfect. There’s plenty of time for pristine houses after the kids are grown.
Do you have a holiday cleaning tip to share? (And if you’ve captured the cleaning fairy, could you maybe send her my way this week?)
“I am sharing my holiday home decor and cleaning tips for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls and Great Cleaners.“
Kimberly Cosby says
Love your pictures! Thanks for the award – just passed it on!
Enjoy the award, you deserve it! Have a great week!
Stephanie Bishop says
Some of my very favorite ornaments and decorations are the kid-friendly ones purchased through the years. They have withstood the test of time as little fingers spread with stickiness have held them and thrown them throughout the house. My children still love to get these out and remember the year we purchased them.
Definitely some of my favorites will be the ones the kids picked out each year, each representing something important to them that year. We have princesses and cars right now. We also have a little pink cat with purple spots – my daughter really thinks one day she will be able to find a pink cat. So innocent at that age.
I love that the Chick-Fil-A cow came! LOL. Yes, ours is usually knocked over by the end of the day. I gave up fixing it over and over again….