A Holiday Checklist for a Stressless Season

How to create a stressless holiday season

Make a plan by using this checklist, post it in a central location in your home where you can always refer back to it.

1.  Schedule time in your calendar to include: baking, wrapping, decorating, holiday cards, shopping, holiday parties.

2. Create a budget & stick to it.

3. Purchase holiday cards or order online photo greeting cards

4. Have address labels & plenty of stamps ready

5. Inventory decorations/wrapping paper before purchasing new ones

6. Check condition of extension cords, lights & timers

7. Go through children's playroom/bedroom & donate to local charities.

8. Check Gift closet for overflow gifts before buying new ones

9. Get wish list from each family member, plan with other family member's before gift buying so you're not over spending & duplicating.

10. Shop early in the day

11. Write out Holiday Menu

12. Start your house cleaning/organizing now.  A room at at time

13. Use "The Or/gan/iz/er" check off method

14. Play Holiday music while decorating

15. Bake cookies ahead & freeze

16. Book your pet grooming appt. early

17. Make your hair, mani, pedi appt. now

18 Order your floral arrangement ahead of time

Then enjoy a glass of wine.

Find out more about The Or/gan/iz/er by visiting www.jackietheorganizer.com

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