Don't Forget! A Christmas Checklist to Simplify Your Holidays

Psst! One of our own is featured in the current issue of Woman's Day magazine.

Even if you make a list and check it twice, a few items can fall through the cracks during the holidays. What are the things you shouldn't forget as you prepare to celebrate the season?

Check the link for a Christmas checklist of often-overlooked holiday to-do items, from Cynthia Townley Ewer, editor of Organized Christmas:

Holiday Checklist - Woman's Day

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Sew Organized: Storage Solutions for Sewing and Crafts

Sewing, quilting, stamping and crafts! Add them all together, and you've got the storage challenge of a lifetime!

The fabric stash reproduces stealthily, outside the light of day, until closets, containers and cupboards overflow. Craft supplies multiply like a population of rabbits. Add the tools and gizmos required by each activity, and it's enough to overwhelm even the most organized.

How do you manage the myriad tools and supplies required by sewing and crafts? Check out these pointers to maximize storage in your sewing area:

Sew Organized: Designing Sewing And Craft Areas

Do you sew, quilt, stamp or craft? You know the problem! Seldom do so many create so much in such little space--and the stuff! 

Without proper design and organization, sewing and crafts areas quickly become clogged and unusable.

Save time, energy and frustration by designing an efficient sewing or crafts area for your special hobby. 

Whether it's a corner, a closet, or the luxury of a whole room, use these concepts to organize your favorite sewing spot:

It's a Puzzler: Sew A Jigsaw Puzzle Mat

Every parent knows the story: jigsaw puzzles are fun to work, but tough to work around. What's the solution to tying up table tops or floor space with a puzzle work in progress?

Its a Puzzler! This one-seam easy-sew puzzle allows puzzles to be worked at will, then rolled up and stowed away between play sessions. It's crafted from a short length of craft felt and a recycled gift wrap roller.

Make them in multiples for the holidays. The Puzzler puzzle mat is perfect for teacher gifts. Paired with a new puzzle, the Puzzler makes a special family gift.

Tour of Tours: Bren's Home Management Binder

So you really want to go under the hood of a working household notebook? Quilting blogger Bren, of Pieces From Me, hosts a binder tour of all binder tours!

Including scans of working planner pages, Bren's binder tour gives a great overview of the "how" of using a home management binder. She's sharing lots of photographs, so be patient while this page loads; it will be worth the wait!

Bren's Home Management Binder

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