Keeping it simple & practical, and starting early = holiday organization.
Buy a brand-new notebook (bonus points if it has a Christmas cover!) I always grab a cute one from the dollar bins at the craft store. Label it and make this your go-to place for storing notes on all things holidays. Keep it in your purse or in the glove compartment of your car for handy access. Having all your notes – meals, shopping lists, gift ideas, to-do’s, party invites, budgets, passwords, etc. – in one place rather than in mismatched sticky notes strewn about will streamline your desk (and brain!)
There are some super-cute printable planners available as well. This will be my route for Christmas 2015 – I’m going to make a whole binder! With a baby coming at the beginning of Advent, I need all the organizational help I can get. Here are two of my favorite FREE sets: (cute set #1 // cute set #2) They’re so adorable I may use both.
If you’re more of a wired person, I recommend using the Evernote app to keep your brain and planning in order. Available + accessible on all iThings and really slick to sort and organize.
Last tip: do this now, before Thanksgiving meal planning looms and Christmas party invitations arrive. If you don’t already have a gift list started, or a list of activities you’re hoping to do this autumn, it’s time. Grab that notebook, open that app, and get organized before you’re in the thick of it all!
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Great idea! Those sets are super cute too.
I just love them!
Haven’t commented yet, but I’m totally excited for this series 🙂
I love that second set so much! Thanks for sharing them
So happy you’re here, Alyssa!! Thanks for being excited with me =)
Oh my gosh! Lobe this series because I LOVE Christmas! I was looking for a blog that could help me to be more intentional and LESS stressed out this holiday season! So, thank you! I am looking forward to the next 29 days!
Thanks Noelle!! So glad you’re here!
So do you use BOTH the notebook and Evernote? I have never used Evernote…I have heard how awesome it is, but I always have trouble putting things in 2 places – like I gave up on having a family calendar and keep it all on my phone. How do you manage using both Evernote and the notebooks? 🙂
Nope – I’m a cute notebook girl 😉 But Evernote works great for other note-taking projects for me, and my husband LOVES it for his own notekeeping systems.
I printed out the first set and I am so excited to start filling it out! Thank you for this, I am also loving all your other “31 Days to a Less Stressed Holiday Season” tips. I love the holidays and they are more special with my 2 little boys!!!!