Holidays are a beautiful time of celebration, reflection, and family – but they can be stressful.
There’s often pressure on parents to set up the perfect holiday for their children, and their extended family. The perfect food, decorations, atmosphere – it can be a lot to keep track of.
We firmly believe that the most important thing you can do around the holidays is to be present. Whether it’s only your household or you’re having guests over, everyone will be happy to spend time with you.
Hiring extra help around the holidays can reduce stress and help you be present in the moment. By delegating tasks, you can free up more time to be with your family and experience the memories you’ve worked so hard to create this holiday season.
We’ve put together a guide to what extra staff to hire around the holidays, so everything can run smoothly in your household
With people coming in and out of your house, it’s important to keep your house clean and presentable this holiday season.
Even if you’re not having guests over, kids are home for the holidays which adds to the general mess of the home.
If you already have a housekeeper, discuss increasing their hours around the holidays, or having them clean more often.
You may find that your housekeeper is keen to have the holiday period off, so be sure to hire a replacement well before the holiday begins so you’re not left with a large mess.
If you’re planning any sort of get together, you’ll most likely want a deep clean before the event, and afterwards.
If you don’t already have a personal chef, it will completely change your life.
Our minds are cluttered with constant decisions we need to make, and deciding what to feed our families can definitely cause stress.
The holiday season is a great time to try out a personal chef.
If you’re hosting a gathering, you can wow your guests with the kind of food you only see in a magazine.
Even if you’re not doing any hosting, a personal chef can help you stay on top of things and spend more time with your family. They can also help with cooking specialty holiday foods that your family loves.
Hiring extra nannies is close to a must around the holiday season. With kids off from school for weeks at a time, they need to be cared after.
If you’re having family visit, then extra nannies can help with extra kids who come to visit, freeing up the adults to also have space and time to connect.
The holidays can be a flurry of activities, and nannies can help ensure that your kids feel secure and are maintaining their daily routines.
Be sure to talk to your existing nanny about hiring extra help with the kids, so that everyone is clear on what their role is.
Whether you’re hiring household staff for the first time this holiday season, or you’re looking to reinforce the help you already have, VIP Nannies is here to pair you with top candidates.
All of our household staff go through a rigorous vetting process, so you can feel secure in your decision. Talk to us today and get the right staff for your home.