Visiting the supermarket, you can't miss them: Christmas magazines.
Sitting in their racks at the checkstand, they are the ultimate holiday flirt! Will this be the year you decorate like Martha, cook like Paula Deen .... and do it all while losing 10 pounds?
Of course not! Christmas magazines are wonderful sources for holiday inspiration, but without a reality check, they can lead you astray.
Stay grounded! Don't let Christmas magazines inflate your holiday expectations to the bursting point:
To keep clutter at bay, think "erase the evidence"! When you leave a room, pause for a moment and survey your surroundings. Chances are, you'll find evidence of recent activity: a drinking glass, disordered pillows, a dropped toy. Take a few seconds to "erase the evidence", tucking the glass into the dishwasher, replacing the pillows or tossing the toy in the toy basket, to cut clutter as you go.