Santa's coming ... will there be room to store new toys?
It's a fact of modern life. Children's playthings have exploded in number, size, and complexity, while children's storage options have remained static.
Just try storing a Happy Meal collection in the average toy box! Even the best-organized kid's rooms can easily drown in today's toy avalanche.
And nowhere is the clutter more apparent than at Christmas. Time for a sneaky/secret/flat-out toy reduction!
Get ready for Christmas with holiday help from sister site Organized Christmas.
Shorter days mean darker evenings; time for a lighting check! Circle the house to replace any burned-out light bulbs. Do dark hallways need a nightlight for safety? Prepare a cozy home for Winter.
Can it really be December 1st? With the turn of a calendar page, the season is upon us--and for most of us, our time is our scarcest holiday resource.
The beginning of December is the perfect time to check your progress! Sit down with the family calendar and evaluate where you are with holiday preparations.
How is gift-buying progressing? Are you nearly there ... or barely there? Make time to complete gift buying in the coming days.
How is holiday baking coming along? Will you need to pare down the list or oursource the goodies?
What about crafts projects or handmade gifts? If they're not completed, it's time to tuck the UFOs away for another year.
Does the schedule include time for family and self-care? Block out a few afternoons or evenings for renewal--you'll head off last-minute frazzles and family meltdowns.
Ready or not, here it comes: the holiday season! Are you ready?