Holiday Grand Plan

It's a grand plan for an organized Christmas:  the Holiday Grand Plan. Work week-by-week to be ready for Christmas.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Holiday Grand Plan Week 15: Finish-Up

We're finished ... maybe. That's why Week Fifteen, Finish-Up Week, is devoted to finish-up tasks at the Holiday Grand Plan.

It's now or never, and the season is here. In the house, we'll tend to any un-done chores, bonus areas, or final preparations.

In holiday prep, the season enters full swing this week. We'll finish mailing packages and cards, and prepare for the final stretch to the holiday.

August 27, 2020
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Holiday Grand Plan Week 14: Holiday Decor

Decor takes center stage this week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

The holiday season is here, so we'll bring it home this week, organizing holiday decorations and decor storage.

In holiday prep, the Christmas tree makes an appearance as we complete holiday decorating. Are gift packages ready for mailing? It's time!

HOLIDAY PREP

  • Decorate house and yard for holidays.

August 27, 2020
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Holiday Grand Plan Week 13: Dining Room

Deadline week! Week Thirteen, Dining Room Week, sees us move into the holiday season, and it's time for a reality check at the Holiday Grand Plan!

Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday for our American friends and ushers in the holiday season, so this week's cleaning and organizing focus is the dining room. Holiday prep chores center on Thanksgiving and turn to planning the celebration ahead.

August 27, 2020
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Holiday Grand Plan Week 12: Attic

Cooler weather makes it easy to check and organize the attic and storage areas during Attic Week at the Holiday Grand Plan!

No attic? Use this week to work on undone tasks, or to tackle a bonus area in the home.

We continue to move toward Thanksgiving in holiday prep, preparing to set a pretty holiday table. Are you working on holiday gifts?

HOLIDAY PREP

  • Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.

August 27, 2020
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Holiday Grand Plan Week 11: Garage

Work gloves ready? It's time to tackle garage storage areas, this week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

The waning days of Autumn are a good time to rout out household storage areas, so we're ready to access extra tables, chairs and seasonal decorations. Cooler--but not yet cold--weather eases the job, and we'll feel good knowing that storage areas are clean and prepared for winter cold.

August 27, 2020