How to Get Organized For Christmas
Do you ever pause at the end of December and feel defeated at what you wanted to do but didn’t?
Every year the month of December zooms by. That can be said about September on, but December is the worst! I had the bright idea to start planning a little earlier this year, but there are many out there far more organized than me who have perfected this craft for years! It’s pretty impressive actually. Therefore, I’m going to bring you the best Christmas organizers, planners, checklists and ideas to start prepping for the holidays now! We can’t slow down time, but we can make the most of it!
Lisa of Retro Housewife Goes Green is the queen of Holiday planners. Not only does she have an amazing round-up where you can find printables galore, but she has her own Pinterest Board dedicated to Holiday Planners AND a 14 day Get Ready For The Holidays Challenge if you subscribe to her blog. My favorite planner that she featured was this one from Yellow Bliss Road.
DIY Holiday planners!
8 weeks to your most organized holidays ever shows you to how to make your own. She also has an E Book dedicated to preparing for the holidays that is pretty intriguing for a great price.
Eighteen 25 has detailed instructions on how to make the cutest DIY Holiday planner EVER!
Advice for How To Prepare for Christmas…in November!
I loved this quote from one of my favorite Holiday preparation posts How to Organize in November For A Stress Free December. This post has been around for a while, but it is so rich in wisdom! I wouldn’t expect otherwise from an author named Angie ;-). Catch my drift below…
I began to think that perhaps there was a better way to ‘do’ Christmas.And there is.And the SECRET is this:*Start early.**Give yourself deadlines.**Do only the things you enjoy. Let the rest go.*
31 Days of Preparing for the holidays from Organizing Moms is my favorite. She tackles things like pets and holiday outfits, which is unique and super practical! I’m using this one as my main checklist. She even has a few links to preparing for Thanksgiving.
It’s too late for this one this year, but Holiday Grand Plan has a weekly checklist/calendar that has week by week action plans starting the first week of September!
Holiday Bucket Lists by the Dating Divas (of course) offer free printables with a super cute design that will make your bucket list planning fun!
My November Christmas Prep Plan
What am I taking away from this treasure trove of ideas on how to get organized for Christmas? What will my action plan be in the next 2.5 weeks? For these next 3 days it is as follows:
1.) Go through all of these lists and simplify it down to a tailor-made list for me. I’ll share it with you on my Weekending post this coming Monday to keep me accountable. Deal?
2.) Print out my Christmas planner of choice this weekend and fill it out.
3.) Make Christmas & Thanksgiving Bucket Lists (thanks Dating Divas!)
4.) Plan out all my holiday blog posts in advance.
Do you prepare for the holidays in advance? What are your go to methods to ensure success?
Follow along with me this next month and a half as I start preparing for Christmas! I’ll be furiously pinning every great holiday idea I see, and try to get organized along the way. November 1st has passed, but I’m still getting a jump on December!