Organized Christmas

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.

About the Organized Home Christmas Countdown

About the Christmas Countdown

What's the Christmas Countdown?

Christmas. The holidays. Chances are, those words send happy images straight to your heart!

Children's faces, breathless with wonder and delight. Shining lights on a beautifully trimmed Christmas tree. 

Delicious scents of fresh cookies and hot cider. A bounty of gifts, wrapped and beribboned. The cheerful hubbub of family members gathered from far-flung homes.

October 24, 2020
Seven Tips for Sparkling Christmas Letters
Tips for holiday letters
Cynthia Ewer October 22, 2020

Christmas is coming, holiday cards and letters fill the mailbox--and it's time to write your family's annual Christmas letter. 

Want your letter to stand out from the crowd? Looking for ways to spice up the same-old, same-old Christmas greeting?  Try these seven tips for a sparkling holiday letter.

home improvement for the holidays

Holiday House Fever? Cure It With A Home Spruce-Up Exercise

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. 

October 16, 2020
Make Room for Santa: Pre-Season Toy Declutter
Cut toy clutter before Christmas
Cynthia Ewer October 14, 2020

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.

Autumn Calendar Check

Autumn Calendar Check: Schedule Now for an Organized Christmas

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.

September 30, 2020
Travel tips for Christmas holiday

Tips for Holiday Season Travel

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:

September 28, 2020