Halloween is coming ... and November lies ahead! Along with the trick-or-treaters comes a new pace to the season. Thanksgiving is on the horizon, so it's time to turn our attention to the public space in our home: the living room or great room.
In holiday prep, we'll prepare for Halloween celebrations. We'll complete Christmas cards and buy holiday stamps, and start saving mailing boxes so that we can recycle them to send gifts. Read More >>
If the children are to be nestled, all snug in their beds, it's time to get things straight in the linen closet! This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we'll focus on linen closet and bathrooms as we get organized for Christmas.
We'll declutter, organize and clean these areas, then do a quick linen check. Will we have enough sheets and towels? What's the state of the tablecloth? Is the household stocked for winter colds and holiday guests? Read More >>
Get out your high-heeled sneakers, Baby--it's time to think of holiday finery. This week in the House & Holidays Plan, we'll declutter, organize and clean closets and clothing care areas.
Think ahead to the holidays: will the family be able to strut their stuff all season long? A family wardrobe check makes sure everybody's covered (literally) for the season's events. Decluttering family clothing helps us add needed clothing items to the gift list or shopping list in good time to replace worn or out-grown clothing before the season.
Rounding out the week with holiday prep chores, we work on Christmas cards, brainstorm ideas for Secret Santa celebrations and begin catalog or Internet shopping.
Properly appointed, the master bedroom can be an inviting oasis of calm in the midst of Christmas commotion--but not if it's choked and cluttered with misplaced stuff!
During Me and Mine Week at the House and Holidays Plan, we'll declutter, organize and clean the master bedroom. Our goal: to create a refreshing space for renewal and rest during the busy holiday season. Read More >>
During the holidays, it's easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed--and that goes double for those planning homemade holiday gifts! Time to tackle calendars and creative spaces in the House and Holidays Plan.
This week, the Plan's holiday prep assignments focus on the bones for efficient holiday planning: calendars. We'll work on time management and scheduling this week, as we put holiday prep chores on the fast track. Read More >>