There’s a saying that the best motivator for cleaning one’s house is having company. I think that’s true for most people. Places like cleaning services are probably getting calls to come clean the carpets in homes where people are planning to host holiday celebrations. And some people are probably hire a house cleaner to come in during this time of year to clean their house when maybe they do it themselves the rest of the year. There’s so much to do during the holidays that it really helps relieve some of the stress to have extra help. I believe it’s worth the extra cost to have more time to enjoy being with family and friends!
How many of our traditions during the holidays are meaningful to the majority of the family? I remember reading about a mom who worked hard to make this certain complicated dessert for Christmas dinner. She had read an article about taking family polls about traditions so she did that with her family. It turns out no one in her family cared whether she made that dessert or not. It had been a tradition that had served its purpose in the past, but now could be replaced by having more quality time with the family.