Getting organized for Christmas with a notebook-based Christmas planner sounds good, but your organizing tool of choice is an index card. Whether you're a S.H.E. or a devotee of 43 Folders, you're looking for a holiday planner in a cardfile, not a binder.
We've got the creative solution for you: ScrapHappy's holiday organizer. With a complete photographic tutorial and how-tos, it's easy to make this pretty, functional index card organizer to simplify your holidays:
We love, love, LOVE this blogger's account of her 24-year progress through the SHE system, from cardfile to Flykid. Not only is it a wonderful account of one SHE's journey to better home organization, it also tracks nearly 20 years of SHEs on the Web!
If you're a SHE, this writer's story will inspire you (and tell her CEO loves her, too!):
It'll help you wise up to the many ways the market is after your wallet.
There’s nothing haphazard about the layout of your grocery store. ... Walk in the front doors and chances are you’re faced immediately with hard-to-resist items (not on your list) like fresh-cut flowers or just-baked loaves of bread. Just try walking past them en route to a carton of milk without tossing something extra into your cart. In fact, research has shown that 60 percent to 70 percent of what ends up in our carts is unplanned.
To keep children's clothing and toys in order as you go, slide a sturdy under-bed storage box beneath their beds. Tuck outgrown clothing and toys into the box as you find them. Once a season, empty the box for donation or a yard sale.