Sunday, November 2, 2008

Christmas Countdown Week 2- Reality Check

[X]Divide Christmas card list into five groups. Write and address one group this week.
I already have my MHH Cards done, will have family cards done soon! Then onto my CafeMom cards!

[X]Make a holiday budget. Work together with your spouse to set a comfortable level of holiday spending. We make it easy with our printable holiday budget form. Add a printable master shopping list to speed errand days.

[ ]Do your visual field a favor with a quick decor declutter. A clean sweep now makes holiday decorations all the more impressive!

[/]Set up a holiday housework plan. Print our chore checklist form. Post it publicly and hold family members accountable for delegated tasks.

[X]Make a family wardrobe check. Fill out the family wardrobe worksheet, and put any "To Buy" items on your shopping list.

[ ]Print a master shopping list, to organize shopping excursions through the holiday season.

[X] Do you keep a gift closet, adding new gift items year-round? Take inventory now, before you shop for holiday gifts. Use our printable gift closet inventory form.

[X]Establish good health habits to cushion you and your family from holiday stresses. Focus on regular bedtimes, proper diet, mild exercise and stress reduction.

[X]Perform a tabletop check. Inventory serving pieces, table linens, china and flatware. Check store flyers for sales. Will you be ready to set a pretty holiday table?

[X]Schedule family haircut appointments.

[X]Check smoke, carbon monoxide detectors on Time Change Sunday. Change the batteries and test detectors to keep your family safe.

To Buy This Week:

[X]Begin Christmas gift shopping. Divide the master gift list into five sections. Purchase gifts for one-fifth of the List entries. Wrap gifts as they are purchased. Keep a running total of gift expenditures and enter on the holiday budget form.

[X]Purchase any needed holiday clothing for family members.