First things first means organizing your decorations by holiday. Let’s start by getting the decorations in order.
•Gather & sort all your decorations by holiday.
•Put each holiday’s decorations into a bin or into bins.
For your favorite holidays, you might have multiple large bins.
•If needed, combine holidays into one bin by putting small decor pieces into small clear shoe boxes
•Combine the small shoe boxes into a large lidded bin.
•Store all of your holiday decor in the same area, i.e. the garage, attic, or under the stairs.
•Don’t forget to move your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukah bins forward to the front of your storage area.
Don’t stop there, go one step further & plan before you spend!
•Edit your holiday gift list.
•Plan your budget, list each gift.
•Schedule when to order & send gifts.
•Shop with your list.
•You may want to buy gifts throughout the year.
This minimizes holiday shopping’s financial impact.
•Do you send cards? Edit that list too!
•Schedule when to order cards & when to send cards.
•To have a seamless holiday, schedule your important dates, and take time for yourself & your immediate family.
•Discuss with your family or friends what makes a holiday memorable for them.
•Incorporate that priority into your planning.
•It may be a walk down ‘Candy Cane Lane’ or watching a boat parade.
•Make time for you and your family to enjoy what’s ahead by planning & organizing your holiday season in October.