If you do one thing--and one thing, only--this year, do this: a holiday values check. Homing in on your family's values before the season starts lights the way to a celebration that's right for you.
Get ready for Christmas with holiday help from sister site Organized Christmas.
Repeat after me: "This year, I won't be wrapping gifts at midnight on Christmas Eve!"
If there's a single most-underestimated holiday chore, it's gift wrapping. Supplies lie scattered throughout the house, while space and privacy are hard to come by. Translation: late-night Christmas Eve wrapping sessions.
Not this year! We're going to lick the wrapping problem at the outset, by setting up a wrap and mail activity center. With workspace, tools and supplies at hand, it’s easy to wrap as you go—and enjoy the task, without grump, grumble or hurry.
Add this gift wrap and mail checklist to your Christmas planner:
To keep fresh salad greens always ready to serve, store torn and washed lettuce in the refrigerator inside a salad spinner. The spinner's basket promotes air flow, while moisture left in the bowl keeps lettuce fresh and crisp. Bonus: no storage container to wash!