When we "think Christmas", most of us find gift-giving to be the biggest seasonal challenge. Today in the Christmas Countdown, we'll begin planning holiday giving with gifting tips and free printable gift lists.
Get ready for Christmas with holiday help from sister site Organized Christmas.
Dairy products are best stored very cold--but in-the-door shelves are the refrigerator's hot spots. Store dairy products in the coldest zone in the fridge, usually on the lowest shelf towards the back. To make it easy to retrieve the milk, use a rotating turntable to cycle the carton in and out of the cold zone.
With the holiday mailing season on the horizon, give Mother Earth a Christmas gift, too: reuse mailing containers and supplies. Recycling packing materials makes holiday sense—and cents!
As catalog orders are delivered, stockpile mailing boxes and use them for your own gift mailings. Be sure to remove or cover older mailing labels; a permanent black marking pen makes it easy to obliterate shipping bar codes.
At the warehouse store, keep an eye out for sturdy boxes suitable for mailing, and repurpose them after you’ve used them to tote purchases home.
A "peanut" tip: it's easy to recycle styrofoam packing materials if you dump them into a drawstring plastic garbage bag. Close the drawstring for storage. When you're ready to pack your own boxes, snip wedge off a bottom corner of the bag. Pour your peanuts out the hole, then clip the corner closed with a potato chip bag clip. Neat solution!