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 9 of the series and we’ve already accomplished so much. I’m feeling pretty darn good about my progress. What about you?
It’s a busy week in the series, but by next week I believe we’ll feel more relaxed and ready to enjoy the holiday month. Let’s get moving, friends!
Here are your tasks for Day 9:
- Task 1: Declutter children’s rooms & toys: This is a bit of a tough area to declutter sometimes. Left to themselves, toys multiply like Gremlins. Start with the clothes. Pack away or donate (you decide) items that no longer fit or are out of season. Tidy up dressers and closet spaces. Toss broken toys/items and trash. Group toy items and encourage little ones to maintain these spaces. Bring in kiddos to assist with donations & purging–empower them with choices about which toys and clothing to give to those with less than them. This is a great opportunity to discuss the abundant blessings in our lives. Wipe down surfaces and dust. Clean windows and mirrors. Vacuum and you’re done!
*If you have more than one child, this might take you more time. Stretch this task to two or more days if needed–however, be sure you’re putting in the time so that this task does get accomplished by mid-week. 😉
- Task 2: Work on Christmas Cards: Grab your filled out Christmas Card List. You should have a mailing date scheduled and noted on your Christmas Calendar. Now, start prepping for your send date. If you have some time before your send date (my send date isn’t until the 2nd week of December), split up the card tasks: take a portion of the envelopes and address them today. You can even do this after dinner while you watch a little t.v. If you’re writing a newsletter, get your letter written. If you need to order your cards/picture cards, work on that. Need to buy stamps? Go ahead and get them now. Schedule your card tasks today and note them on your calendar if you haven’t already. I’ll leave you on your own for the rest of this task since you will now have it scheduled on your calendar. Just be sure to check your calendar daily!
See you tomorrow, my organized friends! ♥
*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
- A Cozycakes Christmas: My Organized Christmas: Day 8