Holiday Grand Plan Week 13: Dining Room

Holiday Grand Plan Week 13: Dining Room

November 22-28, 2020

Thanksgiving is here and the dining room takes center stage in the Holiday Grand Plan.  Make it an organized Christmas!

Holiday Grand Plan

Deadline week! Week Thirteen, Dining Room Week, sees us move into the holiday season, and it's time for a reality check at the Holiday Grand Plan!

Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday for our American friends and ushers in the holiday season, so this week's cleaning and organizing focus is the dining room. Holiday prep chores center on Thanksgiving and turn to planning the celebration ahead.

HOLIDAY PREP

  • Deadline Week: If homemade gifts are not done, put them away. After Thanksgiving weekend and go buy something. This is not a contest, this is life.

  • Get everything out for Thanksgiving Dinner and prepare everything that can be done ahead of time. Make sure enough dishes are available.

  • Stock bathrooms and first aid kit.

  • Wednesday: Use one of the Freezer Meals, buy a salad at the store.

  • Friday or Saturday: Have children make/set up Advent Calendar.

  • Set up the Creche area and add figures each day as we read from an Advent book. Continue until Jan. 6 when the wise men come.

  • Let kids get out and inspect Christmas decorations; test tree and other lights, replace bulbs.

CLEANING/ORGANIZING AREA: DINING ROOM

This week's assignment, from Katie Leckey's Cleaning Grand Plan:

Using the basic plan, take everything off the windows and clean them.

Take everything off the walls and clean items and wall.

Empty all drawers, shelves, ledges, etc. Clean items, but don't replace-- YET.

Using the philosophy from the "It's Here Somewhere" decide what you want to use this area for: eating, entertaining, playing games, alternative office space, etc.

Then place only those items related to those uses back into drawers, shelves, whatever.

Declutter! Use the 4 box method, place everything that isn't useable in this room into the appropriate box. trash, Goodwill, someplace else or storage.

Streamline down to what you will actually use in this room.

Remove all furniture, and clean the floors and baseboards.

As furniture is replaced, clean each piece with appropriate cleaner/wax. Check chair/table legs to see if they need new protective caps.

Re hang pictures. on the wall -- only try using only half of them. Then add more only if you can't stand the empty look.

According to the "Law of Household Reduction", when you decrease the number of things, you expand your space visually as well as physically.

Add a new arrangement or fresh flowers and plan to invite company for dinner!


Holiday Grand Plan Printables

HGP Calendar 1

Get ready for Christmas in a clean and organized home with the Holiday Grand Plan. 

HGP Calendar 2

Celebrate Christmas in a clean and organized home with the Holiday Grand Plan.  Work week-by-week to cut clutter, clean house, and get ready for Christmas.

HGP Calendar 3

Clean house for the holidays, with the Holiday Grand Plan.  Weekly assignments break down holiday prep chores, cleaning tasks to be ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 1

List Week at the Holiday Grand Plan! Grab this printable checklist to get organized for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 2

Week Two checklist for the Holiday Grand Plan get-organized program.

HGP Checklist Week 3

Weekly checklist for the Holiday Grand Plan.  Get organized for Christmas!

HGP Checklist Week 4

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 5

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 6

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 7

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 8

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 9

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 10

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 11

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 12

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 13

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 14

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 15

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 16

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 17

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.

HGP Checklist Week 18

Clean house for the holidays with the Holiday Grand Plan!  Weekly checklists break down and organize getting ready for Christmas.