Do the holidays find you festive ... or frazzled? Stop the stress with tips, ideas and printables for an organized Christmas. Find a get-organized plan, get gift suggestions or print a Christmas planner.
Autumn is here. Look around the house. Does your temperature rise when you see stained carpets, smudged switch plates and faded window coverings?
With Christmas on the horizon, it's tempting to dive right in to a long list of home improvements. Stop! Wait! Biting off more than you can chew on the home front is a sure-fire recipe for holiday stress.
Holidays ahead! About this time of year, it's a good idea to contemplate the toy situation in your child's room. Adding Santa's bounty to overstuffed kids' rooms is a recipe for January clutter disaster. Clear the decks and cut kid clutter with a pre-holiday toy clear-out.
We’ve all experienced this seasonal panic: it's the night of the office holiday party and a good white shirt has gone missing! Calm the chaos with a pre-holiday wardrobe check.
Assessing the State of the Closet for all family members before the holiday begins means never having to say, "It's in the wash!"
Planning for Christmas, catalog or online shopping has many advantages over the holiday mall scene.
No long lines. No sore feet. No staggering to the car, weighed down by parcels and shopping bags.
Shopping becomes a pleasure, conducted from a favorite chair. Make your choice, load your cart, sit back, and wait for the UPS man. Ahhhhh!
When you think about Christmas from a few weeks away, there’s a luxurious feeling of “plenty of time”, but as December draws near, the season’s pace quickens exponentially. Where did the time go?
Take major action against the seasonal time crunch with a pre-season scheduling session. The goal: to arrange for all those little appointments that slip the mind so easily.
Holiday travel can be stressful at the best of times ... but this year offers unprecedented challenges to planning travel. Safety advisories change daily, while new protocols require new planning--and flexibility! Whether you're flying or driving, being prepared means you'll be better able to roll with the inevitable punches.
Try these tips to keep the “happy” in holiday travel:
We should all have a friend like my friend Joyce. No matter what the occasion, she comes up with the perfect gift--even at short notice.
Her wrapped packages are lavish and lovely, her cards are sweet and well-chosen--and she does it on a budget and without last-minute dashes to the shopping mall. Her secret?
A gift closet.
Every family has one: a gift-giver of extraordinary flair and creativity. Year after year, this paragon finds just the right gift, large or small, for every friend and relation, and all without breaking the bank.
Her “just because” offerings are tiny jewels, she’s hip to the latest teen trends—and she never, ever hears the double-barbed response, “Oh, you shouldn't have--you really shouldn’t have!”
When planning for the holiday season, why try to wing it, on the fly?
Making lists on the go often finds them scattered in your wake, never to be found again.
To stay centered as you plan the holidays and get into the seasonal swing in comfort, find a place in your home to create an activity center devoted to Christmas planning.