It’s October folks! While we’re certainly not trying to rush through fall to get to winter, we’re starting to think ahead to preparing for “the holidays.” A couple weeks ago, I posted a template for starting a Holiday Binder for your family to streamline your Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations. I also promised you a more detailed guide to preparing for Thanksgiving weeks in advance to avoid the last minute mayhem that can come with hosting Thanksgiving in your home. (I’ll also be posting a Christmas Prep Checklist early-mid November so stay tuned!)
Click here for our Sincerely Doris Jane Holiday Binder – For Post!
A few tips and suggestions before you get started:
- I like to use plastic page sleeves for each page to protect pages while I’m cooking. This also allows you to check things off with a dry erase marker as you complete them and provides a pocket for handwritten recipe cards.
- What is a “set-up space?” (see 6 weeks to go) Whether it’s holiday prep or preparing for a vacation, I like to designate a corner of a room, or a whole room to gathering all my supplies, checklists or any packing that needs to be done. I like to be able to put things in this space as I think of them and then shut the door behind me to keep my toddler away.
- Give yourself an extra page sleeve to start holding your coupons as you find them.
- Use extra pages to make notes and reminders for the following year as things come up.
So tell us, did I miss anything? Has this been helpful to you? Comment below and tell us how you stay organized during what can be a crazy time of year, but doesn’t have to be.