House & Holidays Plan

Clean house, cut clutter and get organized for Christmas with the House & Holidays Plan.  Working through the autumn months, we'll tackle clutter, deep-clean and organize each area of the home in time for an organized Christmas.

House & Holidays Plan Week 18: New Year's Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer December 27, 2020

All good times must end; with the arrival of New Year's Eve, it's time to wrap up the House and Holidays Plan and move into an organized New Year.

In the coming week, we'll tie up the season's loose ends, make New Year's resolutions, prepare to store holiday decor, and set the stage for next year's celebration.

See you next year!

House & Holidays Plan Week 17: Celebration Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer December 20, 2020

he height of the season is here, so draw close to family and friends in your clean and organized home. Time to celebrate with the House and Holidays Plan!

With the holiday upon us, only minimum maintenance is needed in the house.

Holiday prep centers on those few chores needed to make a smooth move between Christmas and the New Year. 

House & Holidays Plan Week 16: Nearly There Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer December 13, 2020

We're nearly there: it's Nearly There Week at the House and Holidays Plan! Christmas parties, cooking and a growing sense of excitement mark these days before Christmas. 

Around the house, only minimum maintenance is needed this week.

The week's holiday prep checklist includes the last few chores to get ready for the big day.

House & Holidays Plan Week 15: Final Clean Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer December 6, 2020

Two weeks before Christmas? It's time for a final finish cleaning at the House and Holidays Plan

Over the past weeks, we've decluttered and deep-cleaned; this week's goal is to bring the whole house into a ready state for the remainder of the season. A "final clean" week will put a surface shine on our home!

House & Holidays Plan Week 14: Storage Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer November 29, 2020

December's here and with it, the fullness of the holiday season. This week in the House and Holidays Plan, decorations shine bright as we prepare a welcome home for the holiday season!  

As we remove decorations from storage, we'll focus on the storage space they call home the other eleven months of the year.

House & Holidays Plan Week 11: Food Storage Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer November 8, 2020

American Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for our bounty--and in most homes, that blessing is most clearly seen in the larder. This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we'll declutter, organize and clean food storage areas. 

House & Holidays Plan Week 10: Cooking Space Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer November 1, 2020

November's here, and it's time to clear the decks in the kitchen in the House and Holidays Plan: holiday meals ahead! In the next two weeks, we'll declutter, organize and clean cooking spaces and food storage areas. This week, it's the kitchen; we'll leave food storage spaces--refrigerator, freezer and pantry--for next week.

House & Holidays Plan Week 9: Public Space Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer October 25, 2020

Halloween is coming ... and November lies ahead! Along with the trick-or-treaters comes a new pace to the season. Thanksgiving is on the horizon, so it's time to turn our attention to the public space in our home: the living room or great room.

In holiday prep, we'll prepare for Halloween celebrations. We'll complete Christmas cards and buy holiday stamps, and start saving mailing boxes so that we can recycle them to send gifts. 

House & Holidays Plan Week 8: Family Space Week
House & Holidays Plan
Cynthia Ewer October 18, 2020

Christmas is a time for family, so center the season around a clean and organized family space. This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we take aim on the family room, playroom or family area. 

In holiday prep, the family room theme continues as we decorate for Halloween, review holiday movies and music, and craft a holiday housework plan.

Mailing deadline: mail overseas gifts this week!