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 8 of the series! I’m shouting for no other reason than it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmaaaas (sing it!)!
We are finishing up in the kitchen today and working on a printable which I think will help you get in the spirit of the season. Here we go!
Here are your tasks for Day 8:
- Task 1: Clean off kitchen counters and dining tables & deep clean the kitchen: Now that the holiday weekend has passed, you probably either have a super clean kitchen & dining area or those areas are in need of clean up. If you’re in the latter group, clear the clutter from the counters and dining tables (dining room and kitchen tables) and put everything in its home. Then wipe down all counters and tables. Dust where needed. Next, “deep clean” your stove/oven and microwave: do whatever “deep clean” is for you. For me, it’s getting to the nitty-gritty and making sure everything is clean as whistle. Wipe down the top of your refrigerator and, if possible, pull out your fridge and vacuum behind/under it. Also, clean any glass or windows in your kitchen. Ah, feels good!
- Task 2: Cozy Christmas Traditions: Print out the Cozy Christmas Traditions worksheet and write down the traditions you would like to continue or add this year. I left room for 8 traditions, but you can print out multiple copies if needed. I think 8 is a good number because it leaves you time and energy to focus on precisely what’s important to you. Sit down and chat it out with your family. Maybe you would all like a little change this year. Maybe you’d like to simplify your Christmas and seek what’s a priority in your Christmas heart. And remember: these traditions need not be major events. One of our favorite traditions is baking and decorating dozens of sugar cookies. We stay in our jammies all day and are covered in frosting by day’s end, but that’s just how we like it. Finally, be sure to schedule your traditions on your Christmas Calendar.
Let me know how you’re coming along with the series. Tomorrow we have multiple tasks so try to get caught up and be ready to go. 🙂 Oh, and did you score any great Christmas gift deals these last few days?! ♥
*Printable Worksheet for Day 8: Cozy Christmas Traditions
*Printable Worksheet for Day 4: Christmas Card List
*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:
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas Series (Intro)
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 1
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 2
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 3
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 4
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 5
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 6 & 7