This post is sponsored by SC Johnson. All comments and opinions are my own.

Prepping for the holidays is really a ton of work. Most of us don’t wear capes so to maintain our sanity, asking for help is a must!

When my boys were little, just getting folks to help me watch them while I did most of the work was super helpful. Now that they are older, they are able to reduce my workload and help me in all kinds of ways.

When I am making my holiday to-do list, I also make one for each boy. I figure we are entertaining as a family so everyone might as well split the work! My boys are typically very willing to help though they prefer some chores over others.

I don’t usually require them to do the cooking so their jobs are usually done before guests arrive. They are great about helping me clean and get the house ready. Jake is a master window cleaner. He just needs a bottle of Windex® Original Glass Cleaner and a roll of paper towels and he can have all my windows and mirrors looking great in a flash.

Jeb is usually in charge of trash before and during our dinner.

I also found that labeling trash bins cuts down on messes when there is a large group. That way folks know where to place the various items once they are done. After all, ’tis the season for lots of food to be shoved down drains. Giving folks a place to put their trash will help you keep your house clean and it may even save you a call to your local plumber!

Of course you might want to plan ahead. We have a great deal on Drano® products right now at Publix. You can stock up on Drano® Max Gel and Drano® Dual Force® Foamer with the 2/$8 sale. It might not be a bad idea to grab some and be prepared!

Drano® Max Gel 32 oz or Drano® Dual Force® Foamer 17 oz, 2/$8

Don’t forget, you can enjoy great savings and get a nice perk when you stock up at Publix! Simply pick up your favorite SC Johnson products in preparation for your holiday fun and get a gift card to boot. You’ll earn a $5 gift card when you purchase any four participating SC Johnson products from 10/1 – 11/30.

Getting your gift card is very simple. All it takes it three easy steps!

  1. Purchase FOUR participating products in a single transaction at Publix.
  2. Snap a photo of your receipt.
  3. Submit your photo to

publix gift card 100I have more great news! One iHeartPublix reader will get to stock up on great SC Johnson products to help them make their holiday great thanks to a $100 Publix gift card!

Entry is simple. You just need to complete the mandatory task below (answering my question). You can gain additional entries by completing any of the other options as well! View the Giveaway & Sweepstakes Rules.

  • How will you prepare for all the upcoming holiday chaos? Do you assign tasks to your family and/or friends?

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