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Following the Christmas Countdown to get organized for the holiday season?  Catch up daily messages for this six-week Christmas organizing plan here.



Christmas Countdown 2020

Christmas Countdown Day 42: Holidays Ahead!

We did it! Time to look ahead to the holiday season ... because it's here! 

For the past six weeks, we've been preparing for Christmas together. We've assembled a Christmas planner, organized gifts and giving, and conquered holiday chaos in the kitchen. Each day, we've pondered new innovations and old traditions, moving ever closer to our goal: a serene, joyous holiday season.

December 5, 2020
Preparing for Christmas

Christmas Countdown Day 41: Wrap Up Preparations

We're nearly there!  December is here, and we're ready to wrap up the last few chores, and prepare to celebrate.

Today, look over lists, planners and inventory pages.  Are you ready?  Assess gift lists, check mailing dates, and look ahead to holiday menus.

It's time to finish up the preparations, and open the door to the holiday season.  

December 4, 2020
organize children's toys before Christmas

Christmas Countdown Day 38: Make Room for New Toys

Santa's coming ... will there be room to store new toys? 

Adding Santa's bounty to overstuffed kids' rooms is a recipe for January clutter disaster--and don't even try to tell this Nana to scale back on presents for the grandchildren. Bah, humbug!

About this time of year, it's a good idea to contemplate the toy situation in your child's room.

December 1, 2020
Give thanks

Christmas Countdown Day 33: Give Thanks

We are thankful! Today, America celebrates faith, family, feasting and football. It's the purest of our holidays: a day set aside to be grateful.

Gratitude is an attitude. Psychologists have proved that Pollyanna was right: counting your blessings creates a blessed heart. Those who are grateful weather life's minor storms more easily.

So be thankful, America! 

November 26, 2020