If you’ve ever found yourself wrapping presents on Christmas Eve at 1:00 a.m. or attending a cookie exchange you dread every year, then this blog post is for you.
Here I give you five reasons why the Christmas Project Planner is the book you need for a clutter-free Christmas.
The planner has 21 projects broken down day by day to help you accomplish everything you want to get done for the holidays. Everything from making your meal plan to getting your Christmas cards out. The good news? You get to decide which projects you want to do and which ones you are going to skip this year. (For instance, most years we don’t send out Christmas cards. But this year, we have a cute puppy, so there WILL be cards.)
Breaking down the projects not only keeps you from being overwhelmed, it keeps you focused on the kind of holiday you really want to celebrate.
There are tons of pages for you to be able to plan out everything you want to get done this year, including:
- Your Holiday Mission Statement
- Christmas Card Checklist
- Gift Ideas
- Budgeting Sheets
- Mailable Gifts
- Elf Supplies
- Wrapping Hints
- Fun and Simple Recipes
- How to Have a Clutter Free Christmas
- Prep Your Kitchen Checklist
- Christmas Eve Meals
- Christmas Day Meals
- 40 stocking stuffer ideas
- Ideas to Refresh Yourself During the Holidays
- The Best Places to Shop Online
- Create a December Meal Plan
- Food Planning and Shopping List
This? Is my favorite thing about the planner. You don’t have to write in the book! If you want to, you can copy the pages. (Yes, if you own the book and use the copies for your own personal use, it is totally fine to make copies of the book.) Or you can use Post-its throughout the book!
On Project #5: Even Santa has a Strategy, I ask you to sit down and really think through your schedule for the holiday season. I want you to put in the important dates and events early, so you have enough time to do everything you need to do, but more importantly, everything you want to do.
I want you to take all the calendars in your family into consideration (including both you and your husband’s work schedules, your kid’s school calendar, your church’s calendar, etc.) and put major events onto your holiday calendar. And then, I want you to block off space for the things you really want to do: maybe you love to cut down the tree as a family, or bake a certain kind of cookie with your sister. All of that needs to go onto your calendar so you can make room for the things that matter.
A planner? With pockets? This is everything my heart loves. As I’m running around town, checking things off of my Christmas to-do list, and want to bring list, save receipts and make notes to myself, I can just put everything into the planner to save for later. Everything in one place. Oh my heart. It is bursting with organized love!
If you’ve found yourself nodding along and thinking, “I’ve got to tell my friends and family about this planner!” then I have the Facebook group for you.
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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 the Clutter Free Academy Podcast with Michele Cushatt and speaks at conferences across the US.
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 new puppy, Moose, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.