Holiday Grand Plan

Holiday Grand Plan Week 12: Attic

November 17 - November 23, 2019

Cooler weather makes it easy to check and organize the attic and storage areas during Attic Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

No attic? Use this week to work on undone tasks, or to tackle a bonus area in the home.

We continue to move toward Thanksgiving in holiday prep, preparing to set a pretty holiday table. Are you working on holiday gifts?    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 11: Garage

November 10 - November 16, 2019

Work gloves ready? It's time to tackle garage storage areas, this week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

The waning days of Autumn are a good time to rout out household storage areas, so we're ready to access extra tables, chairs and seasonal decorations. Cooler--but not yet cold--weather eases the job, and we'll feel good knowing that storage areas are clean and prepared for winter cold.

In holiday prep, we look ahead to the Thanksgiving meal, and see to the family's holiday clothing.    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 10: Family Room

November 3 - November 9, 2019

Moving into the heart of the household, it's Family Room Week Holiday Grand Plan!

The family room is the heart of the home, and never more so than during the holiday season. We'll clean and organize this central area of family life as we begin to think ahead to holiday visitors.

In holiday prep, we'll celebrate Halloween, then recycle autumn decorations to look forward to Thanksgiving. Keep working on those gifts!

Ready? Let's get organized with the Holiday Grand Plan!    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 9: Pantry / Closets

October 26 - November 2, 2019

Pantry Week sees us move into food storage area, this week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

This week, we focus on food storage, the pantry and any additional closets. Taking time to declutter, deep-clean and organize these storage areas will pay off when holiday baking begins.

Holiday prep chores this week see us begin to address Christmas cards, continue to work on holiday gifts, and start thinking about Thanksgiving dinner.    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 8: Kitchen

October 20 - October 26, 2019

Week Eight sees us down and dirty in the heart of the home: the kitchen. It's Kitchen Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

This week, we'll clear the decks for the holiday cooking to come with a kitchen clean-up and declutter. Routing out the year's dirt and disorder gives us a fresh, clean start for holiday cooking to come.

In holiday prep, it's Checkpoint Week and time to make plans for Halloween night.    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 7: Guest Room

October 13 - October 19, 2019

Guest rooms ready for holiday guests? They will be, after we tackle them during Week Seven of the Holiday Grand Plan!

This week, we deep-clean, organize and prepare for overnight guests.

In holiday prep, we keep plugging away on gifts, whether to-make or to-buy. Decor alert: Halloween is coming!

Ready? Let's get organized with Guest Room Week in the Holiday Grand Plan!    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 6: Children's Rooms

October 6 - October 12, 2019

Will Santa be visiting your house this year? Time to sort out the short stuff with Kids' Room Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

This week, we focus on kids' rooms for deep-cleaning, decluttering and organizing so that there's room to spare for holiday gifts. We'll assess each child's possessions, record clothing sizes, and prepare a Gift Ideas Planner for Santa ... or Grandma.    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 5: Master Bath

September 29 - October 5, 2019

Week Five sees us into the master bathroom and linen closets for Master Bathroom Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

We'll clean and organize personal care and linen storage areas, and continue working on seasonal clothing plans.

Holiday prep continues to move forward on to-make and to-buy gifts, and includes a wardrobe check for kids.

Ready? Let's get organized with Master Bathroom Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 4: Master Bedroom

September 22 - September 28, 2019

We're moving to the master for Week 4 of the Holiday Grand Plan!

This important week sees us move into the master bedroom to deep-clean and cut clutter, creating a serene and peaceful refuge for the busy days ahead. As the season changes, we'll rout out the closet and organize clothing.

Our holiday prep tasks center on home-made gifts, and we'll begin budgeting "to-buy" items week-by-week.    Read More >>

Holiday Grand Plan Week 3: Entryway / Foyer

September 15 - September 21, 2019

Welcome to Week Three of the Holiday Grand Plan!

This week, we tackle deep-cleaning and decluttering our entryway or foyer, to create a welcoming entrance to the home for holiday guests.

Holiday prep chores focus on baking and kitchen as we plan our baked goodies and start stocking up for holiday meals. More printable forms help our Holiday Grand Plan notebooks grow.    Read More >>