Unless you live in a place like Iceland, where the first frosts come as early as September, you’ll probably need to start getting ready for the holidays around now. The November checklists, then, are just what you need to get organized and focused on all things festive!
Preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday that falls in December can seem overwhelming at first. However, there are some simple steps that will make your life much easier come November and December. From cleaning your home and wardrobe to planning your meals and shopping lists – we have everything you’ll need to make November your most organized November yet!
Organize Your Calendar and Tasks
The first thing you’ll want to do is ensure your calendar is up to date and ready for the month. We’re not talking about adding your Christmas shopping trip to your calendar – though you shouldn’t forget it! What we’re talking about is having a calendar that has all your other important dates marked in it. These are dates such as the first frost date in your area, the last frost date, your family’s birthdays and anniversaries, your friends and family’s winter vacation dates, and the dates of any special events in your area (such as the Christmas Market, home parties and any other celebration), and any religious events or festivals.
Clean and Declutter
It’s time to put the summer clothes away and start organizing the winter clothes. If you don’t have a system set up, it can take an hour or longer to put away everything. Separate the items you want to dispose of and the ones that can still be used and can go to a shelter or be donated at the Salvation Army.
When we clean our homes for the fall and winter season, one thing that we always pay attention to is our rugs. We make sure to vacuum them thoroughly, and we also clean them if needed. This is because a lot of people tend to let their rugs become dirty or dusty throughout the year, especially in the fall and winter seasons! Another thing that we clean in the fall and winter is our comforters and pillows. We make sure that they are clean and fresh, ready for the colder months.
Food Shopping and Meal Planning
One of the biggest holiday challenges is keeping up with the food and drink consumed by visitors. If you’ve got a lot of people coming to your home during the holidays, you’ll want to plan out your grocery list and shopping schedule accordingly. Make sure you have plenty of water and non-perishable snacks on hand for guests, as well as plenty of coffee – and we have lots of varieties for you!
Wrapping Paper and Gift Shopping
This is the perfect time to start cleaning out your craft supplies and decorations. If you’re buying gifts for the holidays, it’s a good idea to start collecting wrapping paper early on. You can find some great discounted wrapping paper around this time of year. Try shopping at your local dollar store, if you have one!
This is also a good time to start thinking about what gifts you’ll be buying. Make a list of people you need to buy gifts for, and start researching gift ideas, you can start by stocking up on those ORGANO essentials ahead of time, making use of our promos and discounts, and ensuring your packages are at home before the hectic postal times start!
The holidays are a time of year that inspires all kinds of feelings, from excitement and joy to anxiety and stress. By taking care of these things now, you will be in a much better place come December when all the festivities begin. There is no better time than now to start getting ready for the holidays so you can make sure you are in the best mental and financial health possible. By following our November checklist, you will be in a great place to enjoy the holidays and make them truly special for yourself and others.
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