After Christmas Organizing
by Barbara Myers
The gifts have been opened.
Leftovers chill in the fridge. Before you start focusing on the
new year, try these tips to organize next Christmas.
1. Make a list of people who sent you Christmas
cards. Add anyone else you'll send cards to next year. Input
the list into your computer. Shop for cards at after Christmas
2. Check your inventory of wrapping supplies.
Buy them now at 70% off in most stores.
3. Make sure you have enough storage containers
for all your decorations. Storage supplies go on sale every
4. Open your planner. Start a shopping
list for next Christmas. List names. Shop or at least note
gift ideas throughout the year.
5. Establish a budget for next Christmas.
Include gifts, cards, postage, shipping costs, gift wrap, special meals,
holiday clothing and baking supplies. Set up a savings account and
arrange for monthly direct deposit.
6. Ask family members what were their favorite
and least favorite activities this season. Make a note to focus on
preferences and eliminate the least-liked next year.
Christmas goals in your 2013 planner.
For example, July 15th, complete gift list; October 15th, address cards;
November 15th, finish shopping; December 8th, reward self with spa day.
Free "50 Ways to Manage Your Time" tips booklet.
Copyright 2002-13 Barbara Myers
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