Get organized for the holiday season with plans, printables, and Christmas inspiration.  

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.

September 17, 2021
Simplify Your Holidays With A Christmas Calendar
Print Christmas calendar
Cynthia Ewer September 16, 2021

Ask any mother of young children: time pressure creates a unique stressor during the Christmas season.  Holiday events, school functions and holiday parties crowd December days; service projects, travel and worship activities double.  

House & Holidays Plan Week 3: Me and Mine Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer September 12, 2021

Properly appointed, the master bedroom can be an inviting oasis of calm in the midst of Christmas commotion--but not if it's choked and cluttered with misplaced stuff!

House & Holidays Plan Week 2: Calendar and Creativity
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer September 5, 2021

During the holidays, it's easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed--and that goes double for those planning homemade holiday gifts! Time to tackle calendars and creative spaces in the  House and Holidays Plan.

Start early for an organized christmas

Too Early To Think Christmas? Starting Now Makes Sense

Summer's in full swing--and baby, it's hot outside! Need a diversion? Late summer is the perfect time to look ahead to the holiday season! 

Start Christmas planning now, and you'll reap abundant benefits come December. But not everyone agrees. Citing "Christmas creep"--the tendency of retail stores to display holiday merchandise while it's still summer--many people resist the idea of starting early for an organized Christmas.

September 1, 2021
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 OrganizedHome.com, we're home to two of the Web's oldest holiday plans: the Christmas Countdown and the Holiday Grand Plan.  

August 29, 2021
House & Holidays Plan Week 1: Planning and Paperwork
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer August 29, 2021

Are you ready to make a plan ... to simplify your holidays and celebrate the season? Welcome to the House and Holidays Plan!

Working week-by-week, we'll celebrate Autumn holidays, prepare for Christmas, and create a clean and organized home for the holidays.