Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week 4

September 16th-22nd

We are 1/4 of the way through our plan and hopefully you are seeing some progress and enjoying that sense of relief each time you can cross something off your "to-do" list. 

Let's not waste any precious time this week!  Here we go-

*Make a batch of holiday goodies

*Make a freezer meal

*Buy 2 canned items- one for you if necessary (check your long-term shopping list) and one to donate

*Buy at least one Christmas gift- the Holiday Grand Plan suggests purchasing 1/8 of your gifts, but if that's not feasible, just pick up one or two.   My husband and I have a tradition of doing our "Santa" shopping together in one date night extravaganza.  So I use this opportunity to knock out gifts for our extended family.  Whatever works for you, make sure you keep track on a master gift list so you don't forget what you have.

*Wrap and label your packages- if you don't have any wrapping paper on hand, there are a few places you can order from online.  Try Current or (believe it or not) eBay. I'm also pretty sure I saw some at our local Costco the other day.  Over-zealous retailers are a Christmas planner's best friend! But, before you look to buy more,  check your stash.  Chances are you have some left over.  It may not be what you want under your own tree this year, but it will work for those gifts you have to mail or bring to the office.

*Work 1 hour on homemade gifts

*List any linens that need replacing.  Is there anything worse than getting ready to set your Thanksgiving table only to pull out your tablecloth and remember that your 42 year old brother spilled hot wax on it while playing with the centerpiece candles last year?  That never happened... Check your napkins, tablecloths, place mats, guest towels, and bed sheets (if you're expecting overnight company).

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