For some reason Project #12 did not go out. It was a ketchup day, so you’re ahead of the game!

Thanks for all your feedback about how the Project is going!

“Loving this challenge, it has made such a difference! I feel like things are under control and I am way ahead of the game this year.  Thanks so much Kathi!”  Kyla

I have to tell you that selfishly I have loved this entire project. I’m ahead of the game on shopping, I just got my Christmas cards in the mail,  and I don’t feel nearly as scattered as I do when I don’t have a plan.

Today’s Project: Get some of your decorating done.

Here are some of the things you may want to consider working on:

Get and decorating your tree

Put away some of your everyday “stuff” so you’ll have room for your Christmas decor

Swap out your dishes for your Christmas dishes

Decorate outside

I have to admit that the majority of the decorating around our house is done by Roger (there is a reason that he is a lighting designer. He likes bright shiny things…)

But the hanging of the Christmas cards in up to me. So every year I take a plain door in our house (this year it’s the plain looking door that houses our furnace,) and wrap it like a big presents. Then, as Christmas card come into the house, they go directly up onto the door.

One of the other big helps for Christmas decor is to get rid of anything that you are no longer decorating with – those pink snowmen your bought during your Miami Vice Christmas phase, or that stack of Christmas cards from people you no longer talk with (and maybe, don’t really like). The less you have to sort through, the easier the decorating process will be.

Happy decorating friends!


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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