When you think about the holidays, odds are the food is one of the first things that comes to mind.
From Thanksgiving supper to Christmas cookies, along with all the delicious taste come dirty dishes. Lots of them.
I don’t love cooking, which means when the family splits up the list of responsibilities, I often end up on cleanup duty. That’s no big deal most nights, but when just one holiday dessert can involve eight different bowls for prep, the job can get overwhelming.
So, my tip for keeping holidays stress-free is to stay on top of it! And that’s my suggestion for you, too.
If something can be hand-washed immediately after use, wash it. In fact, why not fill one sink with some water and splash in a couple drops of dishwashing liquid so that you can soak the stuff that gets caked on, like casserole dishes?
If you have a pile of plates and silverware, throw them in the dishwasher and run it through a cycle.
Just don’t let it pile up into a teetering tower of so-much-stuff-you’ll-be-standing-at-the-sink-‘til-New-Years.
And while we’re on the subject, I don’t like to let the laundry pile up, either. Not that there should be a whole lot more of it over the holidays, unless you’re hosting family and friends at your house, but still. Nobody wants to be matching socks and folding underwear when the festivities are in full swing.
Want to win something to make all this extra work over the holidays easier? We have ten fun prize packs: Each pack includes a coupon for $1.00 off any Gain laundry product, a sample of Gain Dishwashing Liquid, and a Gain “Forget Me Not” dryer bar (in case you’re like me and always forget the dryer sheet). The Flirty Fresh scent is formulated to compliment the scent of the Original dish soap. Clean dishes, clean laundry, and clean scents in the air all add up to some good, clean fun for the holidays.
All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment below with your fun holiday tip to stay stress-free. You have until midnight EST on November 26th. We’ll pick ten winners at random on November 27th.
Meantime, other fabulous bloggers are sharing their Thanksgiving tips, too!
(You can enter for more Gain giveaways on their blogs, as well.)
Participating Bloggers Include:
- Ann of Mundane Magic
- Alicia of The Mommy Insider
- Alicia of Atlanta Moms
- Jai of Black Love Forum
- Karen of In the Kitchen with KP
- Karen of The Giveaway Gals
- Kia of Cinco Mom
- Renee of Cutie Booty Cakes
- Stacie of The Divine Miss Mommy
(Note to readers: I was compensated for sharing this post, although my opinions, as always, remain my own.)