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Looking for an easy way to prepare for the holiday season? Welcome to 101 Days to Christmas! This light and easy Christmas organizing plan begins on September 15.
I'm Cynthia Ewer, organizing author of Web sites Organized Home and Organized Christmas, and of the book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track.
For all that, I'm not one of those folks who was born with organizational abilities; I've had to learn organizing skills the hard way! That's why I'm pleased to bring you 101 Days to Christmas, a site designed to offer a daily boost of holiday motivation during the 101 days before Christmas.
That's what you'll find here: a simple path to an organized Christmas. Beginning September 15, we'll post 101 daily messages of Christmas inspiration, motivation and fun. You don't even have to read on the Web; you can follow our day-by-day holiday plan on Twitter, Facebook, or via an RSS feed. To receive reminders in e-mail, use the Google Feedburner form at the right of the page.
The idea is to make holiday planning short, sweet and easy. Won't you join me, as we prepare for Christmas day by day with 101 Days to Christmas? The fun begins on September 15!
Need ice for summer events? Turn to the humble milk carton! As you empty them, drain, rinse and refill square milk cartons with clean water. Leave an inch in the top for expansion, then tuck into the freezer. Use frozen cartons whole to cool ice chests. For crushed ice, turn the cartons sideways and smack smartly against a concrete floor on all sides, then tear open the top and pour. Energy saving bonus: keeping freezers full cuts energy use.