Posted on Dec 02, 2013
The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. With all the shopping, cooking, party plans, card writing, and more, it would be great if we all had an extra pair of hands to get us through. Fortunately, with Senior Helpers you can! Enjoy your holidays this year, and we will do the heavy lifting for you with our special Holiday Helpers services.
Shopping – Hate the crowded mall? No worries! Our caregivers can help to guide you through your gift shopping so you can get it all done quickly and efficiently.
Wrapping and Decorating – Wrapping and especially decorating can get very tiresome, and if you have a bad back, lifting boxes full of decorations can be dangerous. Let your helper take care of that for you.
Driving – Take a break from the wheel, and hand us the keys. With our transportation services, you won’t have to worry about focusing on the road this winter!
Don't let stress take the joy out of your holiday season. In addition to having some extra help , there are many ways to lessen your stress during the holidays. First, make sure you have a plan.
Write down everything or make a list on your computer or phone. I always find that when I take the information out of my head and put it on paper, I relieve some of my stress immediately. Write downs the gifts you need to buy, the food you need to cook and the cards that you need to send.
Next, you’re not a superhero. Don't try to be one. I've learned over the years that I can't entertain 30 people and do it all from scratch. Make some special recipes and cater other dishes. When people offer to bring an appetizer or dessert, let them do it! Serve buffet style and use paper goods instead of your fine china. SAM’s Club and COSTCO sell large packages of disposable dishes that look like china. Now you’re out of the kitchen and into the living room with your company.
Finally, don't make yourself crazy with all the shopping and the holiday crowds. All of the deals in the stores are also available online. Shop in the comfort of your own home and have it delivered right to your front door! Use your extra time to go see a wonderful holiday movie or spend some time with friends.
Take away the stress and have your best holiday season ever!