I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I am taking a break till January to spend time with my family. However I have a series or two planned for January in honor of National Organizing Month! It will be great!
Have a very Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
1 WEEK TO GO:
~ Congratulations! You are ready for the season and can spend this week, enjoying the fruits of your labor. No stress. Sit back and watch a Christmas movie marathon with your family, turn on the fire place, play Christmas music, sit back and enjoy your beautifully decorated home. Enjoy your family. Drive around town with mugs of hot chocolate and look at the Christmas lights.
I will be back in January with a couple new series..and celebrating National Organizing month! Until then....
From my family to yours, I want to wish you a very Happy Organized Holiday Season and thank you so much for reading!
Cleverly Organized Chaos
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
2 WEEKS BEFORE:
~ Put together your Christmas Menu and make sure you have everything you need to make it. Do all your food shopping now to avoid the last minute rush Christmas Eve.
~ If you haven’t already , finish your Christmas shopping and wrapping.
~ Start on your traditions, maybe you all take a trip to the Reindeer farm, or sing at the local nursing home, in our family we always take cookies to our local firefighters and policeman on Christmas Eve, so we sit down and make cards for them first, maybe you pack up the family with a thermos of hot chocolate and go drive around looking at Christmas lights. Whatever it may be now that most of your prep for the season is done you can focus on this fun part ! If you don’t have any traditions yet, now is the time to start one!
Monday, December 3, 2012
3 WEEKS BEFORE:
~ Start decorating. Check all your lights to make sure they work, choose a theme, check all ornaments and throw away broken ones, purchase any new ones. And turn up the holiday music or put on a favorite holiday movie and decorate!
~ Go ahead and wrap a few presents, or all at once. However it makes sense to you, if you are a person who likes to get it all done at once, go for it, if it is too overwhelming do a couple at a time while watching tv and it is easier. Another thing you could do is hire a teenager to come over and wrap them for you! It gives them spending money and frees up your time.
Hang in there! Only a few more weeks to go!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Welcome to my latest installment in my "Weeks before Christmas" series on how to have an organized Christmas and be able to enjoy the season!
4 WEEKS BEFORE:
~ If you haven’t already mail out those Christmas Cards.
~ Put together the gifts for your child’s teachers, coaches, & music teachers. Some suggestions might be a thank you letter from your child, a bouquet of flowers with a bunch of pencils wrapped around it, check Pinterest for other creative inexpensive ideas.
~ Bring out that baking caddy you put together and start your holiday baking, what a relief it will be to know that all of it is done and put in the freezer ready to go at a moment’s notice.
~ Try on everyone’s holiday outfits and make sure all fits properly. Make sure all tights, shoes, ties, are purchased and ready to go.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Cleverly Organized Chaos
Black Friday Special!!!
Black Friday only from 12am- 11pm PST You can purchase a virtual organizing package for just $50 (normally $80) Here is what is included: 1 new space, 1 to do list, unlimited email support from me during your before and after picture, and 1 follow up to do list! OR purchase an in person organizing package for $100 (Western WA only) includes: Free assessment and 3 hours of organizing time. No limit on how many packages you can purchase and we do offer gift certificates so this would be a great stocking stuffer!