One of my goals for the holiday season is to stay organized. Over the weekend I created a Christmas Binder to help keep all of my gift lists, receipts, and new holiday recipes to try in one easy to find place.
Staying organized during the holidays is not something I excel at. In fact my house has been a complete mess with decorations piled on the counters for the last week and half. With being sick I was unable to find the motivation to put everything up. That on top of the normal papers, deliveries, and projects brought home from school equals complete chaos. My new Christmas binder is definitely a step in the right direction to staying organized.
I found a white binder at Target then added scrapbook paper to the cover. I simply printed the Christmas 2012 from Microsoft Word then glued it onto another piece of scrapbook paper. The white and silver trim is adhesive ribbon and the snowflake is a Lifestyle Crafts die cut.
With the help of my new Brother P-Touch labeler I made labels for each tab inside. I love this little tool! But so do the kids which means I have to hide it from them to avoid finding labels with silly sayings on their backs. OK I’ll admit I thought it was a little funny when I found one on the back of my toddlers’ shirt. The oldest was responsible for that. :)
I plan to use my labeler over the next few weeks to stay organized during the holidays and declutter for the new year. Every year at the beginning of Christmas vacation we have the kids go through their rooms to donate toys they no longer use. This helps make room for the new toys they will receive for Christmas and help organize their rooms. I’m plan to get bins to organized their toys, then label each one. I may even organize my craft hutch while I’m at it!
How do you stay organized over the holidays?
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.