I’m ready to move on to Week 6: Wardrobe Week
as I am keeping up with the schedule at Organized Christmas.Com
If you are just joining me and would like to see what we worked on in Weeks One & Two,
click the Houseworks Holiday Plan link in the Categories box on the right side of the page.
Simple Division® Garment Organizers
Here’s what I plan to work on this week:
- Tackle the clothes closet. Time to sort or toss!
- Declutter, clean and organize clothing care areas. From laundry room to sewing basket, it’s time to make a clean sweep of clothing care areas. Declutter the laundry room, then clean and organize any other household area devoted to clothing care.
- Family Wardrobe Check. Time for a pre-holiday wardrobe check! Fill out the family wardrobe worksheet, and put any “To Buy” items on your shopping list.
- Plan photo wardrobes. Check condition and fit for family photo outfits.
- Begin individual “gift suggestion” lists for each family member. As you check wardrobes, record clothing sizes, colors and preferences on the Gift Idea Planner form. You’ll know what to say when Grandma asks for gift suggestions!
- Clear coat closets. Colder weather plus holiday guests can mean stuffed quarters in the family coat closet. Haul out the clutter, and add extra hangers for guests’ coats.
- Brainstorm ideas for Secret Santa or 12 Days exchanges. Workplace, school or social group gift exchanges should be small and sweet. Come up with gift ideas for these informal exchanges now.
- Begin shopping catalogs or the Internet. Ordering early really pays off if you shop online or through catalogs. Begin now to spread the financial burden and build up reserves in the gift closet–and to be sure you receive gifts in good time.
- Divide the Christmas card list into five sections. Complete one section this week. Goal: to be finished writing, signing and addressing cards by November 15.
Inspiration from the Web:
- Changing Seasons: Clothes Closet Declutter
- Lighten the Load: Laundry Systems Analysis
- State of the Closet: Pre-Holiday Wardrobe Check!
- Three Tips for Catalog Shopping
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