For the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, I’ll be posting about my Christmas organization which will include ideas, tips, printable lists and more. You can read more about the series in detail here. I want to thoroughly enjoy my favorite time of year and that means eliminating as much of the planning, hosting, & celebrating stress as possible.
*It’s Day 3 of the series and I’m glad you’re sticking with me! I know you’re all busy, so let’s get right to it. Hopefully, you’ve completed Day 1 and Day 2’s tasks. If not, simply go back and work on those before starting today’s tasks. No big deal, I’m not judging ya. 🙂
Here are your tasks for today:
- Task 1: Print out the Gift List Planner. Then have at it! I’m going to suggest that you take your time and really think through each person on your list. Simplifying your holiday is a great way to make your season brighter. Give gifts because it comes from your heart, not from a sense of obligation. And remember, gifts don’t have to be store-bought to be special. There are probably people on your list who would prefer to receive your famous gingerbread as a gift over a Starbucks gift card or mug (nothing wrong with those gifts 🙂 just providing an example!).
- Task 2: Declutter coat closet & entryway: I chose to include the coat closet/hall closet and entryway because it’s a season for entertaining and not only will guests and your family see/use both spaces, but it helps set the tone for the rest of your home. Seeing a cluttered entryway every time you walk through the door does not a cozy house make. Set the timer for 20 minutes, grab a basket and clear out items that belong elsewhere (place them in the basket and return them to their homes after you’ve decluttered these spaces), make room for guests’ coats, add a few extra hangers, place shoes on their racks or in baskets, and organize any items you store in the closet. Pack away seasonal items and leave room for winter items such as umbrellas, rain boots, and rain coats. Put away entryway knickknacks to make room for holiday decor.
How are you doing on the series? Looking forward to Day 4 and I’ll have an update on MY progress later this week! ♥
*Printable Worksheet for Day 3: Gift List Planner
*Printable Worksheet for Day 2, Task 1: Christmas Priorities: Master To-Do List (Printable)
*Printable Worksheet for Day 2, Task 2: Christmas Calendar
*Printable Worksheet for Day 1: All I Want for Christmas: Your Christmas Heart Worksheet (Printable)
Other posts in the A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas Series: