Christmas is ONE MONTH away! It’s hard to believe it’s time to deck the halls again. And thinking about how much we have to get done can be overwhelming!
What we want to do: Sit around the fireplace sipping hot cocoa; gifts already wrapped under a beautifully decorated tree.
What we end up doing: Running around like a crazy person trying to make sure we remember everyone on our gift list, where we stored the wreath, and how we are going to wrap gifts AND cook.
That’s not how I want to spend the holidays and I’m sure you don’t want to either. Now is the time to put some organization in place so your holidays run more smoothly and you have more time to actually enjoy them.
I really wanted to share it with you and I hope you find these resources as helpful as I did!
I have been an interior designer for almost 20 years. Do you think I have racked up a lot of my own décor in that time? Bingo! I've also moved 7 times in my adult life so I have figured out the best possible storage options for just about anything.
With the holidays quickly approaching, we will all be getting excited to start pulling out our decorations and, possibly, adding to them. I know I'm guilty of hitting up that 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby!
Holiday organization is not just about the physical decorations. You also have a mile long to-do list. I’ve found some great resources to manage all of those things.
These totes from The Container Store are my new favorite thing! For years I have used the plastic ornament bins which work fine. But I'm loving this easy to carry tote. There is a handle on the side and - my favorite part - a space to store all of my holiday floral picks and sprigs so they don't get crushed!
PAPER, RIBBONS, AND BOWS!
You probably have a closet full of wrapping paper, ribbons and bows. By the time you find the bows, they're crushed and the paper has gotten torn. I love this gift wrap storage bag because it slides right under your bed! It holds everything you need and keeps it all in one place.
HOLIDAY RECIPES: THE NUTS & BOLTS
Hosting a holiday get together can be stressful. It's particularly stressful when, the night before everyone arrives, you can't find the recipe for Grandma's Christmas cookies that everyone is looking forward to eating. Keep your holiday recipes in one spot with this personalized recipe binder. This is also a great gift for your children. Fill it with your family recipes so they can each have a copy.
PETER, PAUL, & MARY
Remember everyone on your shopping list with this Christmas Planner. It's perfect for organizing your receipts, sales fliers, shopping lists, and Christmas card list. I love to write down all of the people I want to remember with a gift so I don't forget anyone.
Click HERE to download my FREE printable holiday gift list!
O, Christmas Tree
In the years past, my husband and I have dragged the huge BODY BAG the tree is stored in out of storage. It's cumbersome and difficult. There may or may not have been some naughty language that would make Santa think twice about coming to our house. Well, not anymore! I am so in love with this rolling tree storage bag! Decorating is so much easier now. Plus, our tree is less likely to get damaged.
I hope these resources will help you as much as they have helped me! Applying these simple organization tips will help you stay focused on what really matters- your friends and family.
If you’re struggling with what to buy for the people on your list, I’ve created some gift guides to help you out. Click HERE to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
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I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
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