I’m ready to move on to Week 7: Bed & Bath Week
as I am keeping up with the schedule at Organized Christmas.Com
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click the Houseworks Holiday Plan link in the Categories box on the right side of the page.
Here’s what I plan to work on this week:
Linen Closet and Bathrooms
* Clear away clutter in each bathroom, then deep-clean fixtures, floors and walls.
*Organize personal care storage and prepare for entertaining and guests.
*Clean out the linen closet.
*Return misplaced items to their homes, then organize sheets, blankets and towels
This Week’s Holiday Prep Checklist:
Make a pre-holiday linen check. As you declutter and organize the linen closet, make a quick linen check. If you need sheets, towels, or blankets, add them to the shopping list now.
Start stocking up on bathroom basics. Running out of toilet tissue isn’t a major problem–unless it happens during a holiday party. Before the season begins, stock bathrooms with ample supplies to ward off embarrassment.
Set up a holiday wrap and mail center. Use an empty closet, corner or an under-bed organizer to gather gift wrap, ribbons, bags, tags and supplies. You’ll speed gift wrapping and parcel mailing with supplies all in one place.
Speed mailing chores with an account from USPS.Com. Power to the Postal Service! A free account with USPS.Com makes it easy to buy postage, print labels or arrange for carrier pickup. No more waiting in line!
Buy, wrap and package overseas gifts for mailing.Next week’s mailing deadline means that overseas gifts must be bought, wrapped and packaged for mailing this week.
Begin shopping holiday bazaars–or swaps. Clubs, church groups and organization offer great holiday savings–and a lot of fun–at holiday bazaars. Bazaar season starts in early October; add a few events to your calendar for gifts and decorations.
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.
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