Repeat decorative holiday elements to pull a room together. For example, sprinkle red throughout the room, from the tree to the table to the pillows on your sofa. Decorate with the same greens and themes, such as glass ornaments, reindeer or plaid.
Avoid a last-minute scramble by mailing holiday cards now. Use a boxed set or go online to order custom photo cards. Some websites will even mail them for you directly. Ship gifts now too, and you'll save big on express shipping later on.
This is typically the busiest day of the year for the US Postal Service. Instead of shipping gifts in person, consider doing any remaining shopping online. Expedited shipping will cost extra, but you'll save in time and stress.
Declutter your countertops by removing appliances you don't regularly use. Replace ordinary spice containers with glass jars with metal lids. Install an under-the-cabinet magnet strip, and store the jars there, freeing up counter space.