Four Tips for Suc­cess

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

Tammy Damore of­fers these tips to keep your Christ­mas plans on track through­out the year:


Keep a plan­ner on hand with notes for ideas, what needs to be done, and an ideal sched­ule. “Af­ter I have a di­rec­tion, I plan for the year. Lit­er­ally what I need to pick up through­out the year, fur­ni­ture I need to move to the base­ment and by when, and so on,” Tammy says.


Limit the number of irons in your fire as the hol­i­day ap­proaches. “I have a rule that all paint­ing, projects, or any re­mod­el­ing, needs to be com­plete by Oc­to­ber 1st,” Tammy ex­plains. “Be­cause my brain is in full-blown Christ­mas by then.”


Or­ga­nize your decor so you al­ways know what you have and what con­di­tion it’s in. “I have bins full of flo­ral picks and bins full of gar­lands and lights, one for or­na­ments, table­top trees, stock­ings and Christ­mas pil­low covers,” Tammy says.


Main­tain a re­li­able list of sup­pli­ers for items that need re­fresh­ing year to year. “I do have fa­vorite sources for my Christ­mas decor,” Tammy re­veals. “All of my live greens I get from CF Greens, my flocked trees are all from King Of Christ­mas, the mer­cury-glass bowl full of mer­cury-glass trees is from one of my fa­vorite shops, Love­feast Shop.”

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