Christmas Prep 101 (long post FYI!)

 
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Poli) 


I think one of my biggest flaws is that I'm a *huge* procrastinator. As much as I try to be organized, I have a hard time sticking to it! One thing that I find extremely helpful, is creating lists, then crossing my fingers that I actually follow it lol. crossing it off as I go.

Anyways, I tried googling Christmas preparations, and A: Most of the lists started as far back as October (guess this procrastinator should have googled far before the 1st of December! oops.). B: I couldn't really find any lists that seemed relevant to me. And C: Really? as far back as October? Who are these people?? haha.

So first, I decided to write a list of things I wanted to achieve in December. Then separated my list into 4 weeks, starting with this week!


Directly After Thanksgiving (One month before Christmas)
  • Clean my home, pull out all decorations, replace or purchase Christmas Decor.
  • Plan our Christmas Activities for the month.
  • Schedule Car maintenance Appointment.
  • Schedule Dr. Appointments for Christmas Break.
  • Make my list of crafts for this month.
  • Exfoliate my Face & Body, Yogurt Face Mask, Teeth bleaching, & hair condition mask (every sunday leading up to Christmas.)
  • Make family's hair cut appointments, manicure/pedicure, etc for week 2 & 3. (Appointments fill quickly closer to the holidays, make them now!)
 
 Week 3. First week of December
  • Start my Exercise Regiment of the month!
  • Plan the Holiday party for my son's class.
  • Create our Christmas Menu, and grocery list. 
  • Exfoliate my Face & Body, Yogurt Face Mask, Teeth bleaching, & hair condition mask (every sunday leading up to Christmas.)
  • Do 2 Christmas Crafts this week.
  • Do 2 Christmas Activities this week.

Week 2. 2nd week of December
  • Purchase items for my son's class party.
  • Purchase Thank you cards and gifts for my son's teachers, etc.
  • Purchase remaining Christmas Decor.
  • Purchase remaining Christmas gifts, wrap Christmas gifts.
  • Purchase non parishable food items.
  • Cook/bake freezable foods for our Christmas Menu.
  • Do 2 Christmas Crafts this week.
  • Do 2 Christmas Activities this week.
  • Exfoliate my Face & Body, Yogurt Face Mask, Teeth bleaching, & hair condition mask (every sunday leading up to Christmas.)
  • Change Tires on my car, other car maintenance.
  • Hair cuts appointments

Week 1 (1 week 3 days before Christmas)
  • Cook and prepare for my son's Holiday party this week.
  • Write out thank you cards & wrap gifts for my son's teacher's etc.
  • Finish all gift wrapping.
  • Do 2 Christmas Crafts this week.
  • Do 2 Christmas Activities this week.
  • Exfoliate my Face & Body, Yogurt Face Mask, Teeth bleaching, & hair condition mask (every sunday leading up to Christmas.)
  • Deep Clean Home.

3 Days Before Christmas
  •  Shop for fresh ingredients. 
  • Buy Fresh Flowers

2 Days Before Christmas
  • Start cooking.  
  
Day before Christmas
  • Finish cooking
  • Wrap remaining gifts.
Here's a Christmas Check off list that could be helpful/inspirational.

So what do you think of my list? Too much haha? So much to do! And this is all on top of my weekly to do's. I *die*!

8 comments:

  1. It's long, but I'm in the same exact boat! I've found out that if I don't write every single little thing, I forget it. I'm at that age now.. :-X This is so small, but has helped me tons: Purchase Thank You cards on clearance when you shop. I'll buy Thank You, Get Well, Blank cards and it's helped me so much this year. Having them on hand saves me time, money, and I actually send the cards out. This is huge for me and something new that I started this year! Good luck, mama! I have faith in you!!

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  2. Lovely :)
    santiroyalhome.blogspot.com
    Santi

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  3. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the list! I'm SOOOO going to use it for my ideas, inspirations and motivations this season - I'll definitely be coming back a few times to this blog post, if that's ok;-)

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    1. Of course!! Glad you enjoyed it! :-) I love what you've been doing on your blog<3 Take Care!

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    2. Ahh, Vanessa, I was waiting for too long to start working on compiling my list, I think it's too late now:-( I hope you're keeping up with yours so far;-)

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    3. I'm trying haha!! :-) It's never too late to do a final count down!

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