Day 5 of our Hygge Christmas Prep 2023 Flylady

Happy Friday! How did you get on yesterday, did you add any items to your grocery list? Baking supplies, tape, gift wrap? When we were in Sweden at our summerhouse a couple of weekends ago, I bought quite a few edible gifts at the supermarket. Haven’t wrapped them yet, so that’s my plan for this weekend!

Once again, if you are just joining us here, I’ll give a full recap of Monday’s post with all the details, Christmas planning checklist, etc after this short video! But moving on, tap below to watch today’s video which is a little pep talk about lists and spending!

Early Christmas Planning and Hygge with Diane in Denmark

And a wee reminder that the weekend is on the horizon…time to rest and recharge! I had a fun night out with my friend Kathryn on Wednesday. Dinner in the city (Greek) before the Röyksopp concert. Was brilliant to finally see Röysopp live, I’ve been a fan of theirs since 2001!

Flylady Daily Focus ideas


Woo hoo! ‘Tis the season to be organized, and the Flylady Christmas Planning Missions are here to help you enjoy the holidays (or ANY social event you are planning) without stress and without spending a ton of money!

For those of you not familiar with the Flylady system, it’s the easiest way to keep your home shipshape and clutter-free. We have a plan for balancing our homelife and our worklife. Less stress and more time to enjoy every single day! And I’m here cheer you on and help you add a bit of our cozy Danish hygge!

Think of these Christmas missions as your trusty guide to stress-free holiday prep. They’re straightforward and won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed. Our goal is simple: to enjoy the season without the chaos. And the best part? You don’t have to do it all at once. A little bit each day, and you’ll have a calm and collected holiday season. You can find my check-off list here (a Canva template you can modify). But – honestly, you don’t need a list to get started. Just watch my video, move your bahookie and start! (If you miss a day or two, don’t go back. Just keep moving forward! We will have Super Missions in December.)

The Flylady has a free workbook which you can download for free here. I show you how to use it in this video…

Here’s a quick rundown of what these missions entail:

  • Cleaning and decluttering: keeping the house shipshape, clean and cozy
  • Decorating: decking the halls and enjoying the process
  • Menu Planning: stocking up on essentials week by week, creating grocery lists to avoid last-minute supermarket dashes
  • Gifts: limiting spending, choosing clutter-free gifts, wrapping as we go
  • Self-care: taking time to nurture ourselves

Are you ready to make Christmas 2023 a breeze? Here’s a link to my full Christmas playlist… Rah, rah, rah!

Hygge Christmas planning

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