Let’s Get Organised: Early Christmas Prep – Part 9 To-Do Jobs Around the Home It’s time for your home preparedness check. Household safety and preparedness is paramount, as we prepare to move into colder weather. Time to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, assess the household’s stock of cold and flu supplies, and review the household emergency plan. A kitchen ...

Let’s Get Organised: Early Christmas Prep – Part 8 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Clean and organise the public space in your home. This Christmas time, your household’s living room or public space will be very much on display. Remove all clutter from the living room, then deep-clean the room. Move furniture pieces and vacuum beneath them, polish fine woods ...

 Let’s Get Organised: Early Christmas Prep – Part 7 To-Do Jobs Around the Home It’s time to clean and organise the playroom / living room. Skip the toy box – Sure, that toy box might sound like a good idea, but in reality, toy boxes are a guaranteed way for kids not to play with all their toys. Worse yet, ...

Let’s Get Organised: Early Christmas Prep – Part 5 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Seasonal sorting of wardrobes. Eek! It’s time to make room for your sparkly dresses and Christmas sweater collection.First things first, and that’s to understand exactly what clothes you have, what you love/hate/don’t wear and make sense of everything – and that’s where a good clear out ...

Let’s Get Organised: Early Christmas Prep – Part 4 To-Do Jobs Around the Home First of all, it’s time to organise the guest room / the area you use to host guests. Christmas Prep Checklist Begin planning Christmas decorating. Inventory Christmas decorations. Decorate your home for Autumn. Nearer to Halloween, add a few Halloween items that can be easily removed ...

Let’s Get Organised: Early Christmas Prep – Part 1 I know, I know, absolute insanity to be thinking about Christmas this early in the year, I quite agree. As my birthday is at the end of November, before I had a family of my own, I would not talk about such things until at least the 1st December. But, now ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 17 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Minimum maintenance. Encourage family members to pitch in and share the work. Delegate, delegate, delegate! Christmas Prep Checklist Recycle wrapping paper.  Write family thank-you notes. Plan low-cost, no-cost activities for kids. Whether it’s camping out under the Christmas tree or a drive to see Christmas lights, some mid-week ...

Merry Christmas! Here’s to hoping the Christmas season fills your home with the warmth and joyfulness that you and your family deserve. We know that our readers are amongst the very best. We hope that Santa brings you everything you’ve wished for and that your day is spent doing whatever makes you happy. May your home be filled with the ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 13 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Organise storage areas. Whether it’s attic, garage, closet or shed, take time to tidy up household storage. Storage spaces are notorious clutter zones. Since we don’t use them daily, they’re easy to ignore, until you can barely get in there, let alone find anything. It’s time to organise ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 12 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Clean and declutter your entrance hall: Remove clutter, clean and organise. Check the front door, clean and polish windows and brass door furnishings. Also use this as an opportunity to test outdoor lighting. Walk through the front door into your hallway or entrance. What do you see first ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 11 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Declutter and deep-clean the dining room or dining area this week. Christmas Prep Checklist Start a Black Friday Sales game plan. Online bargain sites and e-mail alerts allow Web-savvy shoppers to spot the best deals days before Black Friday. Plan next week’s shopping strategy as information comes to ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 10 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Clean out the refrigerator. Make space for Christmas cooking by tossing expired bottles and jars. Clean out the freezer. Make room for Christmas baking and the results of a freezer cooking session. Clean out the pantry. Clean shelves and organize the survivors for efficient holiday cooking. Christmas Prep ...