Countdown to Christmas: Let’s Get Organized!

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Alright everyone, as of right now there are 38 of us that will be working together towards a more relaxing and enjoyable 2010 Christmas season! I don’t know about you, but I am so excited to get started!

The first step towards a less stressful Christmas is getting organized. Yes, I realize it is only September, but the sooner we can get organized the sooner we can start checking items off of that to-do list. I’ve created the below documents that will help us all to get going on the organization!

Countdown to Christmas: To-Do List

Use the to-do list to record all of your to-do items as you think of them. Try to make this list as detailed as possible. Use the check-boxes on the left to check-off items as you complete them. To-do lists work well for me because I can clearly see the progress that I am making towards my goal.

 

Countdown to Christmas: Gift List

Using a gift list for your Christmas shopping is so important. I cannot stress this enough. It helps to prevent impulse buying, records your budget for each gift, and also ensures that you don’t forget about any gifts.

Countdown to Christmas: Gift Ideas

This form will work well if you prefer to brainstorm ideas for your Christmas gifts. It will also work well if you are planning to buy maltiple gifts for one person such as children or your spouse.

Countdown to Christmas: Supply List

One of the areas that a lot of people struggle with (myself included) are all the little non-gift items that need to be purchased during the holidays. This would include, decorations, cards, home-goods for out of town guests, and any other supplies that you will need to get you through the season. All of these items can add up really quickly, so it is a good idea to set your expectations early and stick to a budget.  

It is up to you which, if any, of these you want to use. I will personally be using the To-Do List, the Gift List, and the Supply List. Regardless of how you plan to it, let’s all take this week to make some real progress towards getting organized! Please use the comments section on this post to share your progress. If you have some unique to-do items on your list it would be great if you would share those also in case the rest of us are forgetting to add it to our list. :)

Comments

  1. says

    Thank you SO much for all this work. I”m using all of them and going to save two of the Supply list, one for non-food supplies and one for ingredients of candies, cookies and meals I want to make so I can be sure to try to get that stuff on sale if at all possible. If not, then hopefully I can at least find a coupon to make it a bit cheaper! Yay for planning ahead!
    THanks again, Jennie!

  2. Vicki says

    I wrote out a list of all the people we need to buy for this Christmas and the presents we have already purchased last night. Wow! There were more people than I thought about. I also need to write out a supply list. I have never thought about doing this before, but what a great idea!

  3. Alyssa says

    I am with you lorraine, both my husband and dad are so hard to buy for. If they need or want something they go buy it, leaving everyone else with nothing to ever get them. I guess we just do a lot of gift cards!

  4. lorraine says

    If anyone has any guy gift ideas that would help alot. I am looking for my brother in laws and father in law. Please let me know Thank you

  5. Tori says

    You can save them to your computer by going in to file and then save as. It will be in PDF form but when you highlight a line, you can type over. Hope this helps.

  6. Jenn S. says

    Thanks for these forms Jennie! Is there any way to save these in a format that can be worked with on the computer instead of printing them and writing on them by hand?

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