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The science of surviving the holidays.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but also one of the most stressful.

From hosting big family dinners, to giving your home that festive feel, to finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, it can be a challenge to survive the holidays.

We sympathize. At 3M, we’ve got the season down to a science. Here are our best tips to survive the holidays.

Four tips to survive the holidays.


  1. Hanging outdoor garlands and décor on brick and siding can be tough. And nothing adds to your post-holiday blues more than the sight of empty holes and hooks. Instead try the Command™ Medium Terrace Hooks with All Weather Strips, 17086S-AWC, slate. They’re perfect for hanging artwork, wreaths, decorations. The best part? They come off without leaving any signs of Christmas past.
  2. Our scientists say that inspiration can strike any moment – even when the weather outside is frightful. If a great idea comes to you in the middle of a snow storm, there’s a simple solution. The Post-it® Extreme Notes are your go-to for jotting down any ideas and tasks, even when you’re snowed in.
  3. Holiday dishes can be a heavy task. It’s hard enough dealing with the guilt of calorie-laden meals. The grime on your plates should be the least of your worries. Use the Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge 20303-12-CA to help get your holiday china clean, without the worry of leaving a scratch.
  4. No one likes spending their day up on a ladder – especially when it’s slippery and cold. Keep your time on the roof to a minimum. The Command™ Outdoor Light Clips, 17017CLR-AWC, clear can handle extreme temperatures between -29°C to 51°C and are water resistant, helping you deck your home with this season’s flavor.

Enter the #3MWishlist contest.

Get your hands on our holiday survival pack. Enter now for more details!

See full program rules here. The 3M Holiday Gift-Pack Giveaway (the “Contest”) begins on December 10th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time and ends on December 14th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”).

To enter and to be eligible to win, entrant must be a legal resident of Canada and must have reached the legal age of majority in the province or territory in which he/she resides. Despite the foregoing, employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of 3M Canada Company (the “Contest Sponsor”), its parent organization, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfilment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) are ineligible to enter or win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  To enter the Contest, You can earn one (1) Entry, as follows:

Facebook:  To enter via Facebook, you must log-in to your Facebook Account and visit @3MCanada. Next, locate the “3M Canada Holiday Gift-Pack Giveaway” post that has been posted on the Fanpage. After locating the Contest Post, provide a reply to the Contest Post on the Fanpage that: (i) includes a comment that depicts, describes or otherwise reflects “What is your favourite 3M product to use during the Holiday’s?”.  When the required step of the entry process are complete during the Contest Period (as determined by the Contest Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion), you will automatically be eligible to earn one (1) Entry in the Contest per Facebook post.

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