Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Break...

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!

Until then,
Have a very Happy New Year!

Happy Organizing,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

1 week till Christmas!

~ 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!

Jen Kagan
Cleverly Organized Chaos

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2 Weeks till Christmas!

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!  

Happy Organizing!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

3 weeks until Christmas!

~ 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. 

~ finish up any shopping you have not done yet. Don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

and yes I do look like this in real life! LOL We all dress like this when we go shopping don't we? hahaha. Oh I kid I kid.  Especially with the holiday treats that are starting to appear everywhere.

Hang in there! Only a few more weeks to go!
Happy Organizing,