Crash Course for Easy Holiday Prep

Crash Course for Easy Holiday Prep

Is that sleigh bells I hear, or is it uncle Ted’s muffler? Whatever it is the holidays are here! Are you ready for the influx of family, friends, and co-workers? In case you’re not, here is the crash course for easy holiday prep.


Always have paper towels on hand. When you combine cooking, baking, clean-up, and sugared up kids, things are going to get messy. It’s the inevitable truth and the sooner you come to grips with this fact the sooner you can begin enjoying the holidays. Viva Paper Towels are the only paper towels I buy anymore. They have a more cloth like feel than your typical paper towel, and hold up much better too.

Viva Paper Towels make cleaning up a breeze and since they hold up so well you use less. Use them to serve snacks on, fold them into festive designs, use them to drain food. Paper towels are a vital part of surviving the holidays!

Viva Paper Towels

Remember the Kleenex. Kleenex has uses far beyond runny noses. The holidays can be a very emotional time for some. Emotional times usually involve tears. When kids are around you can almost guarantee there will be tears (theirs or ours or both).

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Not only is Kleenex great for catching mascara runs, the festive packaging will only add to your holiday decor. I love how the Kleenex® Perfect Fit increases the festivity of the room without taking up a ton of table space. Kleenex1

Stock up on toilet paper. When you have guests over it is safe to assume they will need to use the bathroom at least once during their visit. The odds increase when guests are staying the night. Don’t disappoint them or send them on a wild goose chase. Instead, stock up on some septic-safe TP like Scott® or Cottonelle®.

I like to leave several rolls sitting on the back of the tank. A cute basket it the perfect way to keep them on hand in an elegant fashion. This can also cut back on the guest snooping – they have no excuses to open your medicine cabinet.

Pro Tip: Take anything embarrassing, illegal, or valuable out of your medicine cabinet! Just because people don’t have a reason to snoop doesn’t mean they won’t.


This time of year is frantic; just when you finish one thing you find three more things that need to be done. Once it’s over we’re all like “OMG, it’s New Year’s already?” but right now it’s crazy. Oh how quickly we forget!

Here’s something you won’t want to forget: Walmart has everything you need to get through this holiday season.

==> Don’t Miss the Ibotta app! <==

The Ibotta app helps everyone feel the togetherness that comes with this time of year. You can find great savings at Walmart on Cottonelle, Kleenex, Scott and Viva with the Ibotta app. Right now you can get these great deals:

$1 off Cottonelle 12-ct or larger

$1 off Scott 12-ct or larger

$1 off Viva 6-ct or larger

Buy two products and get an extra dollar back

Deck the halls

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#TweetFromTheSeat with Joy this Holiday

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

December is the craziest month of the year for many people. Between shopping for gifts, entertaining friends and family, and the normal day to day life stressful can be an understatement. The last thing you want around the holidays is pipes going haywire or your septic backing up. I speak from experience when I say neither of these are cheap or fun. Choosing a toilet paper that is clog and septic safe is important all year around and even more so when you are expecting guests. The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and someone, at some point, is going to use the bathroom.#TweetFromTheSeat with Charmin

For 70 plus years Charmin has been trusted in millions of Americans’ homes. I have used a lot of TP in my life and Charmin has always been the softest and toughest but that isn’t the only reason I love Charmin. Charmin and ROTOROOTER ensure their plumbing will stay clog-free even during the busiest of times. That is super important for me because, well, I don’t want the mess of clogs on my hands or on my guests hands. I want to be able to invite guests into my home and allow them to use the restroom without worrying what may happen.

Charmin Clog Safe. Septic Safe

Both of my bathrooms are fully stocked with Charmin toilet paper in preparation for seasonal guests. It makes me feel great to offer a quality toilet paper that cleans up the mess without leaving anything behind. If you have ever had a bathroom mishap then you know exactly what I mean by that! It’s like that ridiculously adorable Charmin Bear/Mascot with the toilet paper all over his bum. You don’t get that with Charmin and I love that.

#TweetFromTheSeat with Charmin

And can I talk for a second about the savings with Charmin? With Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong you can use up to 4X less toilet tissue! I can attest to this as I am not using nearly as much as with other tissue and I’m having to restock less and less. A little goes further with Charmin and the money I save on buying TP is going towards a nice gift for my mom!

Charmin + ROTOROOTER = Awesomeness

Charmin and Roto-Rooter, America’s largest provider of plumbing & drain services, have teamed up again this year to remind consumers of the clog-free and septic-safe guarantee that only comes with Charmin. ROTOROOTER plumbers recommend Charmin more than any other brand.

Not only does Charmin have Roto-Rooter’s stamp of approval to be clog free and septic-safe, but it is also used by plumbers more than any other brand. I think that is a pretty good reason to make the switch if you haven’t already. After all you want your holidays to come and go without the drama, right?