Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stress-Free Christmas - Week 2

To kick things off this week, let's take a look at how this past week went. It was Planning and Paperwork week over at Organized Christmas. Part of the week was to declutter the home office and create a filing system. We don't have a specific home office. We keep our files, stamps, etc. in the back closet of our master bedroom. Well, that closet was horrific! It was so messy and I had finally started organizing it. I made a specific spot for the files and letter-writing supplies.

I don't have a before picture because I wasn't thinking of this plan when I started organizing. But this looks so much better and everything can actually be found when we need it! We already have a filing system and we had gone through it lately, so that wasn't a big deal for us.

I also already had a household guide that I had started. It has recipes, household tips, and sections for each holiday. So I added the calendar, master gift list, etc. to the Christmas section. Unfortunately our color cartridge in our printer ran out so this week's list is in black and white, but that's okay! I plan on using red and green pens to make it more festive. :)

Now on to week 2, moving towards an organized, stress-free Christmas season! This week is all about calendars and creativity. Here is the link for the checklists and papers to print out. My space to store all my craft supplies is also in the back closet I mentioned before. I have not completely organized that section of the closet yet, so I'm glad that this will give me a renewed focus and a place to start when heading to the closet again. I work really well with lists, too, so I'm hoping looking at them from time to time will keep me motivated!

If you jumped in and decided to follow the Organized Christmas plan, I would love to see how you did on week 1! Feel free to leave a link to your post. If you haven't joined yet, feel free to do so now!


  1. wow. i never even thought about organizing christmas. not sure that i have to. i only buy for my kids and my parents, and i do all my shopping on black friday and then i am free to enjoy the holiday!

  2. Wow! You are super organized! Good job!

  3. Great job! I love what you've done with your paperwork area.

    Cynthia Ewer