I’m moving on to Week 15: Final Clean Week
as I am keeping up with the schedule at Organized Christmas.Com
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Final Clean Week
BY CYNTHIA EWER, AUTHOR
Two weeks before Christmas? It’s time for a final finish cleaning at the Houseworks holiday plan.
Over the past weeks, we’ve decluttered and deep-cleaned;
This week’s goal is to bring the whole house into a ready state for the remainder of the season.
A “final clean” week will put a surface shine on our home!
In holiday prep, we’ll complete gift wrapping, plan Christmas dinner, mail Christmas cards and
bring home the ultimate seasonal symbol: the Christmas tree.
Inspiration from the Web:
Pier 1 Imports
This Week’s Houseworks Checklist:
Do a final pre-holiday whole-house clean. Sure, we’ve tackled household areas week-by-week
and the deep-cleaning is done–but this week, it’s time to polish up the house with a last whole-house clean.
Play cleaning service this week, and give every room a top-clean session of dusting, vacuuming and final touch-up.
You’ll bring the entire house to a holiday-ready state. Time to celebrate!
Pier 1 Imports
This Week’s Holiday Prep Checklist:
*Wrap party! Hold an informal “wrap party” brunch or evening for friends. Work on wrapping packages together.
*At the end of the party, swap leftover supplies for a fresh look next year.
*Use freezer meals on busy nights.
*Plan Christmas menus. Make a simple menu plan for Christmas week.
*Delegation is easier if you have an idea of what’s for breakfast … or lunch, or dinner.
*Update address book. As holiday letters and Christmas cards arrive, update the address book with any changes.
*Mail Christmas cards or holiday letters.
*Complete gift wrapping.
*Buy Christmas trees and/or fresh greens.
*This Week’s Christmas Planner Pages to Print