Overscheduled families are looking for a stress-free way to enjoy the summer months, but many of them are struggling with tighter-than-ever budgets. If a family cruise is out of the picture this summer, they should consider vacationing at home, or stay-cationing.
According to TIME magazine, a stay-cation "refers to a vacation taken at home or within a short drive." Thanks to a sluggish economy, many families will stay home this summer - but can they really "relax" in a messy, cluttered house? Wouldn't it be easier to stay in a clean hotel or resort?
"If you want a relaxing stay-cation, your home must be organized and de-cluttered," says Feng Shui consultant and organization expert Pat Heydlauff. "Make your home your sanctuary, and you can easily get away from the stress and chaos."
Heydlauff's new book Feng Shui: So easy a child can do it (Lotus Circle, March, 2009) outlines simple tips to keep your home streamlined and organized, while also creating a peaceful atmosphere worthy of any spa or sanctuary. Her advice includes:
Heydlauff's book, Feng Shui: So easy a child can do it, offers helpful tips for those want to create a peaceful sanctuary. With her easy-to-follow organization and décor tips, readers can create the vacation of their dreams by simply relaxing at home or in their backyard.
"It doesn't take much clutter to cause chaos, which leads to stress," said Heydlauff, who is based in Jupiter, Fla. "Fortunately, with just a few minutes and a little elbow grease, you can clean up, get organized and turn your home into the sanctuary you deserve." Item #FSE-BK-FSSIMPLE.