Friday, September 27, 2013

WEEK 5 - My Holiday Planning

Time to get the public/common areas of the house spruced up!

Week 5Living Room/Stairs/Entry/Halls/Family RoomHouse Room Week:



Living Room



Upstairs Hall

Downstairs Hall

Family Room

Zone 5 & 1 – Living Room/Stairs/Halls/Family Room:

Reorganize Cabinet Space in Bookshelves

Reorganize Books on Bookshelves
Scrub Entry Room Floor
Reorganize Linen Closet Drawers

Reorganize Family Room Shelving

Reorganize Bookshelf by Food Storage Room



Plan Holiday Décor (Form)

Inventory Holiday Decorations (Form)

Décor Declutter (Storage Form)

Decorate for Fall

Schedule Houseguests & visits with family!

Schedule any houseguest stays/family visits

Make guest “pamper basket”

Hold Scheduling Session

Type Recipes in Cookbook

Check Back to School Clearance for Craft Supplies

Decide on Halloween Costumes

Going somewhere for the holidays?

Plan Family Advent Celebrations

Double one meal and freeze half for the holidays.

Set up Christmas gift-wrapping center.

Divide Budget List in 1/3 to BUY gifts & supplies & time to buy.

Create an Email Christmas Card List

Purchase Address Labels for Christmas Cards

Purchase Christmas Cards Qty _____

Purchase Christmas Stamps Qty _____

Print Address Labels

Put labels on envelopes

Begin signing Christmas Cards & File to add photos, etc.

Time to pick Holiday Letterhead!

Purchase Christmas Letter Paper

Write Family Christmas Letter

Print Family Christmas Letter

Wrap and label packages. Get shipping boxes if needed.

Sign Christmas Cards.

Pick apples at (?) to bottle.

Plan Mom Pampering Session(s)

WEEK 4 - My Holiday Plan


Must Remember to Add the Fun in Christmas!!!

Week 4 – Master Bedroom & Mater Bath – Close to Home Week:

September 22-28


Master Bathroom

Master Bedroom


Zone 4 – Master Bedroom & Master Bath:

Reorganize Dresser Drawers

Clean & Polish Dresser Top

Reorganize Endtable Drawers

Clean & Polish Endtable Top

Clean & Polish Jewelry Armoire

Reorganize Entable Cabinet Space

Reorganize Stacia’s Closet

Planning Ahead:

Begin Stocking Stuffers (Form)

 Seasonal Spruce Up (Form)

Check Back to School Clearance for Craft Supplies

Decide on Halloween Costumes

Plan Family Advent Celebrations

Double one meal and freeze half for the holidays. Sausage/Hamburger Mix Meat Only

Buy 1/3 of TO BUY gifts. Save receipts. Ask for gift boxes.

Put labels on envelopes.

Begin addressing Christmas cards. Do not seal cards. Store them alphabetically.

Write notes. Add pictures from the past year that family and friends would enjoy.

Wrap and label packages. Get shipping boxes if needed.

Note winter clothing needed

WEEK 2 - My Holiday Plan List

Step 2 to having the Holiday Season I want to enjoy with my family & friends.

Well to have the holiday I would love to have I better get moving on a few things, this is my week 2 plan, obviously I am behind so I will see how much of this I can get done while trying to "catch-up".

September 8 - 14

Holiday Planning - WEEK 2 - Kitchen (Cupboards) - Calendar & Creativity

Kitchen Cupboards on Sink Wall
Kitchen Cupboards on Stove Wall
Kitchen Cupboards Snack Bar
Remove all Counter Clutter & Bleach Counters
Reorganize Cupboards

Reorganize Drawers

Reorganize China Cabinet

Reorganize Cupboard of Bookshelf

Reorganize Mini Bookshelf of Everybody's Stuff

Create a Seasonal Calendar

Plan Holiday Travel

Hold Scheduling Session

Start Tear Files

Update Shopping Lists

Inventory Craft Supplies, Unfinished Projects, & Ready to Use Projects

Begin Gift to Make Lists

Buy Extra Sugar, Shortening, Baking Chocolate, Candy Sprinkles, Etc.

Buy Extra Scotch Tape, Ribbons, Gift Tags

Double One Meal & Freeze Half for the Holidays.
Discuss Gift Responsibilities with Family & Note Them on the Gift Pages.
Find &/or Buy Christmas Cards
Plan Decorations for tree
Divide Gift Needs into 3 lists. Buy 1 list each month for the next 3 months.
Develop ideas for gifts, decorations (See Christmas Notebook, Magazines, & Books)
Week              Dates                              Focus Area                                      Zone
Week 1      Sept 1 - Sept 7        House Exterior & Entry/List Week                1
Week 2      Sept 8 - Sept 14      Kitchen (Cupboards)                                       2
Week 3      Sept 15 - Sept 21    Main Bathroom & Office                                3
Week 4      Sept 22 - Sept 28    Master Bedroom & Bath                                 4
Week 5      Sept 29 - Oct 5       Living Room/Stairs/Halls/Family Room   5 & 1
Week 6      Oct 6 - Oct 12        Kitchen, Pantry, & Freezer                             2
Week 7      Oct 13 - Oct 19      Bathrooms & Hall Closets                              3
Week 8      Oct 20 - Oct 26      Boys Bedrooms                                                4
                                                 Week 1 - Get Organized
Week 9       Oct 27 - Nov 2      Living Room & Halloween Deco Final      5 & 1
                                                 Week 2 - Reality Check
Week 10       Nov 3 - Nov 9      Un-decorate/Kitchen (Thanksgiving Prep)    2
                                                  Week 3 - Gifts & Giving
Week 11      Nov 10 - Nov 16    Bathrooms & Stairway                                  3
                                                  Week 4 - Get Cooking
Week 12      Nov 17- Nov 23    All Bedrooms                                                 4
                                                 Week 5 - Decorate
Week 13      Nov 24 - Nov 30   Living Room, Family Room                         5
                                                 Week 6 - Celebrate - Thanksgiving Week
Week 14      Dec 1 - Dec 7       Entry, Stairs, & Hallways                              1
Week 15      Dec 8 - Dec 14     Kitchen                                                           2
Week 16      Dec 15 - Dec 21   Bathroom & Desk                                          3
Week 17      Dec 22 - Dec 28   Master Bedroom & Kids Rooms                   4
Week 18      Dec 29 - Jan 4      Entry/Living Room/Stairs/Halls/Fm Rm  5 & 1
Week 19      Jan 5 - Jan 11      Kitchen & Store All Items                            2

WEEK 1 - Holiday Planing

If I am going to achieve this... I need to do this weeks list & every following week, time to get moving!

Anything that has a line through the step to take is something I have finished, I'll have to update soon when I have a little more accomplished, got to love catch-up!

September 1 - 7

Holiday Planning - Week 1 - Entry- Focus Planning & Paperwork


House Walkway

Exterior Entry

Interior Entry


Clean Windows & Screens

Clean Window Sills

Clean Outside Entrance Area & Walkway



Setup a Holiday Planning Center

Setup a Holiday Savings

Print Houseworks Holiday Plan Forms

Master Gift List (Form)

Holiday Budget ( Form)

Family Values Worksheet (Form)

Holiday Traditions  (Form)

Chore Checklist  (Form)

Room-by-Room Decor  (Form)

Weekly Checklist  (Form)

Individual Room Pages on HGP Cleaning Checklist  (Form)

Weekly Planner 1  (Form)

Weekly Planner 2  (Form)

Christmas Card List (Form)

Calendars (Form)

Get Organized Week  (Form)

Reality Check Week  (Form)

Gifts 'n Giving Week  (Form)

Get Cooking Week  (Form)

Decorate Week, Celebrate Week (Form)

This Years Christmas Countdown Calendar  (Form)

Kids/family Gifts

School & Church Gifts - Teachers & Kids Friends


Shopping List

Christmas Card List

Decide How Many Cards to Buy

Set Dates for Parties/Entertaining

Make a Planning Section For Parties

Fill in Calendar Dates in Day Planner & On the Family Calendar

Buy Canning Jars for Gifts in a Jar

Baked Goods for Sharing/Gift. Decide how much to make & divide It


Cookies Needed

Cakes Needed

Candy Needed


_____ Flour                  _____Baking Powder             _____Choc Chips
_____ Sugar                 _____ Baking Soda                 _____ Mint Chips
_____ Cocoa                 _____ Shortening                   _____ White Chips
_____ Butter                 _____ Butter Shortening        _____ Mini M&M's
_____ Veg Oil               _____ Baking Spray               _____  Color Chips
_____ Eggs                   _____ Brown Sugar                _____ Dark Chocolate
_____ Vanilla               _____ Powder Sugar               _____ White Chocolate
_____ Lemon Ext         _____ Peanut Butter               _____ Sucker Sticks
_____ Almond Ext       _____ Cooking Spray              _____ Sucker Bags
_____ Mint Ext            _____ Peppermint Ext             _____ Peppermint Ext