House and Holidays Plan

House & Holidays Plan Week 9: Public Space Week

October 27 - November 2, 2019

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 >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 8: Family Space Week

October 20 - October 26, 2019

Christmas is a time for family, so center the season around a clean and organized family space. This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we take aim on the family room, playroom or family area.

In holiday prep, the family room theme continues as we decorate for Halloween, review holiday movies and music, and craft a holiday housework plan.

Mailing deadline: mail overseas gifts this week!    Read More >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 7: Bedding and Bath Week

October 13 - October 19, 2019

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 >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 6: Wardrobe Week

October 6 - October 12, 2019

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.

Ready? Time to get cracking ... on Wardrobe Week!    Read More >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 5: House Room Week

September 29 - October 5, 2019

Hospitality is a core value of the Christmas holiday season; time to plan for guests!

This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we'll "think hospitality" as we prepare for house guests and focus on the guest room. 

No guest room?  Take aim on the multi-function area that houses sleepover guests; otherwise, it's another bonus room week!

Our holiday prep focus turns to decor, as we begin planning seasonal decorations.   A decor declutter clears surfaces in time to decorate for autumn.     Read More >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 3: Me and Mine Week

September 15 - September 21, 2019

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 >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 2: Calendar and Creativity

September 8 - September 14, 2019

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 >>

House & Holidays Plan Week 1: Planning and Paperwork

September 1- September 7, 2019

Are you ready to make a plan ... to simplify your holidays and celebrate the season? Welcome to the House and Holidays Plan!

Working week-by-week, we'll celebrate Autumn holidays, prepare for Christmas, and create a clean and organized home for the holidays.

As we begin our journey to a clean and organized holiday house, one job comes first:  organizing planning and paperwork.  Where do you go to pay bills, keep a calendar, or handle the mail?    Read More >>

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