Holiday Planning – Step by Step

Holiday Planning – Step by Step

Getting the house ready for the holidays step by step. Every year you vow to get your holiday cards and shopping done early, yet inevitably end up standing in long lines on December 24th again! Make this season more joyous by simplifying and putting an end to last minute madness!   Weekly To Do Check List so everything is done by December 20th. More tips for the New Year too!

1. Nov. 01-07: Theme, color and decorations for home and tree, shop for wrapping supplies.
2. Nov. 08-14: Start writing out Christmas cards and making up gift lists.
3. Nov. 15-21: Test all lights and take inventory of tableware and linens. Finish the above duties.
4. Nov. 22-28: Tidy up and organize the home for the holidays. Hire a housekeeper as a gift for yourself to take the pressure and stress off.
5. Nov 29- Dec 5: Decorate exterior with lights and wreaths and keep shopping for gifts.
6. Dec. 06-12: Decorate inside the home with lights, put up the tree, buy frozen party foods and beverages. Make sure you have all the supplies needed before you get started.
7. Dec. 13-19: Start wrapping presents, schedule time for beauty appointments for hair and toes.
8. Dec. 20-25: Pick up fresh florals to decorate, set your table a couple of days before the entertaining and keep the house picked up.
9. Dec. 26-31: After Christmas shopping for sales and return items. Take down ther tree and decorations unless you like to keep it up after New Years. Buy organizing bins to store decorations.  Put decorations in bins by categories.  Donate items you don’t need anymore.
10. New Years: Relax and put away all gifts.

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