Holiday Planning

How to Take the Stress Out of the Holiday Season

By |November 7th, 2015|

It seems like it starts earlier each year. Just as soon as Halloween ends, the holiday season officially kicks off. Store shelves start filling up with Christmas decorations, gifts and food. The red cups are back […]

5 Simple Ideas for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

By |December 19th, 2014|

I’m finding it hard to believe, but this weekend is the last weekend before Christmas! If you still have shopping left to do, don’t panic. Instead give these ideas a try to streamline your last-minute gift […]

7 Ways to Have a Happier Holiday

By |December 2nd, 2014|

If you find yourself in the midst of this holiday season wishing to trade in all the hustle and bustle for a bit more happiness, you’re not alone!  Here’s a collection of some of my top holiday planning tips to help you create a merrier season.  […]

Holiday Planning Tip: Is it time to change your traditions?

By |November 19th, 2014|

I’m sure you’d agree that traditions are part of what make the season so meaningful and memorable. Activities like cutting down a fresh tree, going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service, visiting Santa, and decorating your […]

The 4 W’s of Holiday Planning

By |November 7th, 2014|

The holidays are designed to be a magical time of year, filled with time spent with loved ones relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. But for so many of us, the holidays turn into a time […]

Organize for Valentine’s Day

By |February 7th, 2014|

If you’ve got school-aged kids like me, do you dread the Valentine’s Day clutter that comes along with this holiday? Before Valentine’s Day, our dining room table gets overrun with paper scraps, googly eyes and stickers. […]

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3 Tips for Organizing Holiday Decorations

By |December 19th, 2013|

This morning in my Secrets of Staying Organized online class, a participant asked for guidance in decluttering and organizing her holiday decorations. What a great question, right? If decorating or un-decorating your home for the holidays […]

3 Ways to Curb Christmas Clutter

By |December 12th, 2013|

I don’t know about you, but this time of year there seem to be more opportunities for surface clutter than ever, right when my tolerance ratchets down another notch. Maybe it’s the holiday decorations, or the […]

Organizing for the Holidays: Handy Storage Products to Keep You Organized Year Round

By |December 6th, 2013|

If you’re like us, gift-buying is only part of the shopping we do this time of year. Since the holidays typically involve entertaining, houseguest, or travel, now is a great time to think through anything that […]

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Your Organizing Efforts Don’t Have to Unravel During the Holidays

By |November 5th, 2013|

The holiday season is a time when it’s easy for our organizing efforts to start to unravel. If you’d rather wake up on New Year’s Day with something other than “get organized” at the top of […]