I find a lot of house sort of things get left until semester break, I just do the minimum during the busy end of semester. Usually for me this is week 6 until end of semester.
My advice for studying at home, is don't get behind. I did this semester and then spent my whole exam prep week catching up. For my last exam I spent one evening and the day of the exam studying. Even if you don't get ahead, try and stay on top of it.