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 OrganizedHome.com, we're home to two of the Web's oldest holiday plans: the Christmas Countdown and the Holiday Grand Plan.
We're also bringing you two newer plans for Christmas organizing: the House and Holidays Plan and the Rudolph Club.
Which plan is right for you? Check out these options to get ready for a stress-free Christmas:
House and Holidays Plan
Dreaming of celebrating the Christmas season in a clean and organized home? Try the House and Holidays Plan!
Written by organizing author, Cynthia Ewer, the HHP is a week-by-week roadmap to clean and organize the whole house by December, while preparing for the holiday season in good time. Beginning on Labor Day weekend, the HHP takes you area-by-area through the home, where you'll cut the clutter, clean and organize with weekly assignments designed to be do-able, not overwhelming. Along the way, you'll learn skills to keep clutter at bay, cut cleaning chores and bring better organization to the home front.
Along with cleaning chores, each week's assignments include a few holiday prep tasks. Breaking holiday preparations down into small steps makes it easier to celebrate without last-minute stress. Linking each week's area focus with corresponding holiday prep chores--such as inventorying holiday table linens during Bed and Bath week--helps keep the plan focused and realistic.
Choose the HHP if you're hoping to move from cluttered to calm on the home front. You'll improve household routines, cut clutter, and prepare for the season week-by-week ... to be ready for Christmas!
Holiday Grand Plan
Are you looking for the Holiday Grand Plan? Get it here: the Web's oldest holiday organizing plan is followed by thousands. The 2020 Holiday Grand Plan starts on Sunday, August 30!
Published on the Web since 1998, the Christmas Countdown is a classic Christmas-only holiday organizing plan. Over six weeks, the Countdown takes you from holiday zero to Christmas sixty, breaking down seasonal chores into easy-to-complete weekly assignments.
Written by home organization author, Cynthia Ewer , the Countdown is for those who want to prepare for the holidays without a lot of cleaning or organizing. It's a "just the holiday stuff" plan designed to let you cruise into December prepared and ready to celebrate!
The Rudolph Club offers a monthly option for those who want to prepare for the holiday season throughout the year. Organized by members of the Organized Christmas community, the Rudolph Club meets on the 25th of each month. By tackling one holiday chore per month, members spread the work--and expense--of the season over the year. Sharing makes it fun!