December, 2013Welcome to our monthly organizing checklist. There's a different organizing suggestion for you to do every day of the month--all easy, down-to-earth, and no thinking 'what should I do?' required. When the month changes, so does our checklist. Join our weekly newsletter to be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here____ Dec 1Make your Christmas card or email greeting list. Print out address labels or handwrite the addresses and have the envelopes ready to go. Take some time and write a special greeting to close friends and family. Place stamps on the envelopes and set by your purse ready to mail.____ Dec 2Clean your kitchen cabinets with some wood oil soap and then polish them with lemon oil. They will be nice and shiny and your kitchen will smell terrific.____ Dec 3Finish up your Christmas shopping. Remember to get a few generic, inexpensive gifts for unexpected guests.____ Dec 4Plan and cook some freezer meals which you can pop into the oven or crock pot for those busy December nights.____ Dec 5Clean the inside windows in at least two rooms. Vacuum out the window tracks and use an old toothbrush to loosen any stubborn dirt. ____ Dec 6Prepare your holiday menus and grocery list. Take advantage of any coupons or specials on various items.____ Dec 7Make a family trip to the library to check out some holiday books and movies.____ Dec 8Make fudge, popcorn balls, or other treats with the family. Deliver plates to the neighbors.____ Dec 9Clean behind furniture and rearrange the room in preparation for setting up your Christmas tree..____ Dec 10Take some time and do maintenance on your computer. Run a virus scan, defrag the hard drive, and delete any programs that you no longer use or need. This will help your computer to run better and faster.Want tons of great ideas for getting organized at home and in the office? Check out my books, Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Home and Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Office. Now available in both print and digital PDF format.____ Dec 11Clean your front porch and entry way. Sweep the sidewalk and porch, or shovel snow if you have some. Be sure and put de-icer on the steps, if needed. Wipe up the footprints and debris in your entry way, remove any cobwebs, and shake off the entry rugs and welcome mat. ____ Dec 12Prepare places for any guests you may have coming for the holidays. Wash extra bedding, arrange baskets or boxes of toiletries for their use, and collect or purchase extra towels.____ Dec 13Spend the evening with your spouse, a friend, or your children watching those must-see classic holiday movies. Don't forget the blankets, hot chocolate, and popcorn.____ Dec 14Change your smoke detector batteries and the furnace filter.____ Dec 15Gather your family and go visit the elderly in a nursing home. Prepare some Christmas carols to sing and make some cards and decorations to give to them. You will brighten their day with the spirit of the holidays.Keeping on top of everything going on in your life is easy, when you have the Get Organized Now!™ Easy Organizer.Now available in both print and digital PDF format.____ Dec 16Create a list of daily tasks still needed to do before the holidays. This will help you stay on task and keep exhaustion at bay.____ Dec 17Upload any photos on your camera to your computer. Organize them using a photo organizing software, like Picasa. Print out a few of your favorites and frame them.____ Dec 18Sort through your children's toys and donate the gently used ones. This will create space for the gifts your children will be receiving, and will help others at the same time. ____ Dec 19Clean out the refrigerator. Wipe down shelves, walls, and the door. Throw away outdated items and replace those items you need. Be sure and recycle any plastic containers.____ Dec 20Gather your family and friends and go Christmas caroling around your neighborhood. ____ Dec 21Celebrate the first day of winter. Make a special treat and start reading a holiday book together with your family.____ Dec 22Spend the evening with family, friends, or neighbors looking at the holiday lights and decorations in the neighborhood.____ Dec 23If you are going away for the holidays, call and place a hold on your mail and newspaper delivery.____ Dec 24Prepare your dining area with plates, glasses, and silverware. Also, fix any part of the holiday meals which can be prepared ahead of time. .____ Dec 25Enjoy the day and keep it low key. Spend time catching up with each other, playing games, and having a fun time with loved ones.____ Dec 26Clean up wrappings, paper, and boxes. Be sure and recycle. ____ Dec 27Organize and find places for all your new gifts. As you put away the new consider donating some old items. This will help cut down the clutter in your home, will give new life to items you no longer use, and will help others. Get all your papers organized once and for all, in an organized (find-anything-you-need-in-a-second) filing system. You’ll be the envy of your friends! Discover: My Oh-So-Organized Filing System____ Dec 28Take advantage of the sales for any items you truly need. Set and stay within your budget.____ Dec 29Get a new calendar for 2014. Fill in all recurring dates, and other known dates.____ Dec 30Take some time to set your goals and plans for the New Year.____ Dec 31Enjoy celebrating the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. No matter where you celebrate, stay safe.
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