August 2020

Printable Christmas planning pages

Ready for Christmas: Make A Christmas Planner

As we get ready for Christmas, we’ll be making lists (and checking them a lot more than twice!), holding discussions with spouses, children and parents, and drawing up a holiday budget. 

Too often, we record our plans piecemeal, consigning them to a confused clutter of scrawled envelopes, jotted notes and cryptic calendar entries—none of which make it to the shopping center with us when it’s time to buy gifts.

August 31, 2020
Front Porch Week - Holiday Grand Plan

Holiday Grand Plan Week 1: Front Porch

Week One is List Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

During this week, we kick off holiday prep with lists, lists and more lists. We'll print helpful calendars and forms for Christmas organizing and begin to create a Christmas planner. 

This week's cleaning focus is the front porch: We'll clean and organize the area around the front door so that our home will be ready to welcome visitors during the holiday season.

August 30, 2020
Holiday plans for an organized Christmas

Organized Christmas? Try a Holiday Plan

What's the best road to calm and joyous holidays?  It's all about the plan!  Preparing for Christmas with the help of a step-by-step plan makes quick work of seasonal chores, and leaves plenty of time, energy--and money!--to celebrate the season.

Here at, we're home to two of the Web's oldest holiday plans: the Christmas Countdown and the Holiday Grand Plan.

August 29, 2020
House & Holidays Plan

House & Holidays Plan Week 17: Celebration Week

he height of the season is here, so draw close to family and friends in your clean and organized home. Time to celebrate with the House and Holidays Plan!

With the holiday upon us, only minimum maintenance is needed in the house.

Holiday prep centers on those few chores needed to make a smooth move between Christmas and the New Year. 

August 29, 2020
House & Holidays Plan

House & Holidays Plan Week 16: Nearly There Week

We're nearly there: it's Nearly There Week at the House and Holidays Plan! Christmas parties, cooking and a growing sense of excitement mark these days before Christmas. 

Around the house, only minimum maintenance is needed this week.

The week's holiday prep checklist includes the last few chores to get ready for the big day.

Are you ready? Welcome to a clean and organized home for the holiday season!

August 29, 2020
House & Holidays Plan

House & Holidays Plan Week 13: Entry Space Week

America gives thanks this week, as Thanksgiving Day kicks off the holiday season. In the House and Holidays Plan, we'll clean, declutter and prepare the entryway for Thanksgiving guests. 

In holiday prep, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving, shop Black Friday bargains, and begin holiday decorating.

It's time to open the door to the holiday season!

August 29, 2020