Instead, I found this neat blog that has some more very interesting ideas for deep cleaning your house AND preparing for Christmas throughout the year. I thought I would share this with you before the new year comes - I'm thinking of integrating these ideas into my Deep Cleaning plans I already have.
|Rocking Granola has some interesting ideas!|
The site that "Rockin' Granola" recommends using is Organized Christmas. I had not seen this site before but I already like it. Who doesn't want an organized Christmas? I'm hopeful that they will have a 2011 plan so I can incorporate this into my Holiday Journal as well.
My holiday plan has gone very well this year - I never felt overwhelmed with decorating; I was able to clean things out, and actually enjoy the process. There are a few things I need to work on for next year. One big one is how to store things from the time I decorated for fall until Christmas. All of my regular decor and fall decor is currently all mixed up so it will make for a little more work when I take down the Christmas stuff. I already know that I need a few extra bins to put regular decor in so the fall decor bins will be empty when it is time to pack that stuff away! Also, I need to plan baking and holiday means much earlier and make lists of supplies I can buy earlier so I don't end up with a family eating spaghetti several times a week so I can get the stuff I need for all the "fun stuff" LOL I also need to put "write the Christmas letter" and "get the Christmas picture" earlier - that is on this next weeks list and I usually like to have it done by Thanksgiving so they can go in the mail! Lessons learned, right?
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!!!