Tip Tuesday: 8 Ways to Stress Less This Season

Between decorating, shopping, entertaining and more, the holidays can be hectic enough — and then we go and throw making into the mix! To make your season a teeny bit less stressful, check out these 9 tips for making merry and stressing less this holiday season.

christmas precut quilting fabric

1Use pre-cuts to save time

Pre-cuts make quick work of quilting projects. Whether strips, squares or fat quarters, they save time cutting. Plus, you get an assortment of fabrics that coordinate without ordering each separately.

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DIY sewing bag

2Keep your project pieces together

Bags like this one are perfect for keeping projects grab-and-go ready. It’s easy to see what’s inside — and you don’t have to spend time gathering up what you need.

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knitting kit

3Go for a kit

Like what you see? Get the kit. In addition to a pattern, you also get coordinating, premium (and sometimes exclusive) yarns in matching dye lots. Better yet, they’re delivered right to your door!

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yarn organizer

4Actually organize your supplies and tools

Whether you knit or crochet, keeping supplies at your fingertips means completing projects more efficiently. Totes and needle cases, like these keep yarn and needles at the ready.

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notebook cover

5Make a list and check it twice

Keep track of gift ideas, things you need to do, and supplies you need to buy. Purchase a journal or make a pretty zippered notebook cover like this one!

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6Take along a shopping assistant

Yes, this works well for organizing coupons for holiday sales — but think bigger! You can use this binder for housing fabric swatches or photos to find what you need for holiday projects.

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measuring ingredients

7Pre-measure for later pleasure

Baking is a holiday staple. Instead of dragging out supplies for every batch, measure dry ingredients for several recipes at one time. Keep them in marked containers until you are ready to bake!

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bath salts

8Make Time for Yourself

Despite the hustle and bustle, make time for a little relaxation. Try this recipe for fabulous peppermint bath salts. They’ll get you in the holiday spirit and soak the stress away!

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