Holiday Grand Plan

Since 1993, online friends have prepared for the holiday season together, with the Holiday Grand Plan.  Get the original plan, calendar and printable checklists ... for a clean and organized home for Christmas.

Holiday Grand Plan Week 2

Holiday Grand Plan Week 4: Master Bedroom

We're moving to the master for Week 4 of the Holiday Grand Plan

This important week sees us move into the master bedroom to deep-clean and cut clutter, creating a serene and peaceful refuge for the busy days ahead. As the season changes, we'll rout out the closet and organize clothing.

Our holiday prep tasks center on home-made gifts, and we'll begin budgeting "to-buy" items week-by-week.

September 20, 2020
Holiday Grand Plan Week 3

Holiday Grand Plan Week 3: Entryway/Foyer

Welcome to Week Three of the Holiday Grand Plan!

This week, we tackle deep-cleaning and decluttering our entryway or foyer, to create a welcoming entrance to the home for holiday guests.

Holiday prep chores focus on baking and kitchen as we plan our baked goodies and start stocking up for holiday meals. More printable forms help our Holiday Grand Plan notebooks grow.

September 13, 2020
House & Holidays Plan

House & Holidays Plan Week 2: Calendar and Creativity

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.

This week, the Plan's holiday prep assignments focus on the bones for efficient holiday planning: calendars. We'll work on time management and scheduling this week, as we put holiday prep chores on the fast track.

September 6, 2020
Holiday Grand Plan Week 2

Holiday Grand Plan Week 2: Living Room

Week Two? It's all about questions during Question Week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

During this week, we'll continue making lists and planning our holiday. We'll get in touch with our values through important questions.

In the cleaning component, we tackle the living room, decluttering and deep-cleaning to prepare for holiday entertaining.

HOLIDAY PREP

In the kitchen:

September 6, 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
Calendars for Holiday Grand Plan

Print Holiday Grand Plan Calendars and Checklists

Ready to get organized for Christmas with the Holiday Grand Plan? Our whole-house Christmas organizing plan kicks off on Sunday, August 30!

Print these Holiday Grand Plan calendar pages to prepare for the holiday season with the Web's oldest Christmas organizing plan. Week by week the Holiday Grand Plan will take you closer to your goal: a clean and organized home for Christmas.

August 29, 2020
Holiday Grand Plan

Holiday Grand Plan: Clean House for Christmas

You've decided: this is the year you'll celebrate the holiday season from a home that is clean, organized and ready for Christmas. You dream of holiday parties, overnight house guests, Christmas cookies, a decorated home and a calm and stress-free holiday season.

There's only one problem: right now, you're living in domestic chaos. How to create a clean home for the holidays?

August 28, 2020
Holiday Grand Plan

Holiday Grand Plan Week 17: Celebrate

Welcome to Week Seventeen, Celebrate Week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

Nearly there! This week, finish up any last-minute chores as we enter the height of the holiday season and prepare to celebrate.

Only minimum maintenance needed in this last Maintenance Week before Christmas.

Using freezer meals will save time on busy nights--and stockpiled holiday goodies make it easy to give and share.

August 27, 2020
Holiday Grand Plan

Holiday Grand Plan Week 16: Maintenance

Christmas is on the horizon and the season has begun with a bang: it's Maintenance Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

Week Sixteen of the Holiday Grand Plan should see holiday preparations coming to an end--and a clean and organized home, ready for the celebration.

In holiday prep, we'll decorate the Christmas tree--and make life easy by using some of our freezer meals!

August 27, 2020