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Divide your organizer into the following sections:
Keep calendars near the front of your binder because you will refer to them all of the time. Be sure to transfer every scheduled event onto the calendar so that you don't double book your family.
Use this section for travel arrangements, maps, directions and packing lists. Keep information on visits from previous years to help you be more prepared for traveling issues.
Parties and Entertaining
Include information on any entertaining you will do during the holiday season. Guest lists, menus and activities can be organized in this section of the notebook.
Menus and Recipes
Food is such an important part of the holiday season that menus should have their own section. Make copies of recipes and keep them here. You can also keep recipes for gift jars and mixes in this section.
It's a good idea to keep all of your receipts during the holiday season. Having the receipts ready to go prevents money wasted.
Gift Ideas and Gift Lists
Write down gift ideas for friends, family, and acquaintances. Keep all those special offer and discounts here to help you find the best deal!
Use this section to organize the work that needs to be done on the house during the holiday season. Also keep a list of small repairs and fix ups your home may need.
Keep all of your non-gift shopping lists here. Try separate shopping lists for:
- Home Improvement
While this may be the least favorite section of the holiday planning notebook, it's probably one of the most necessary. Start by sketching out a reasonable budget based on your gift lists and ideas. Keeping track of how much you plan to spend can help you know where to make cuts or add a few frills to your holiday spending.
With a little planning and a Project Organizer, you'll be ready to take on the holiday season with a smile. Happy Holidays!