DAY 1: Organization


The holidays can be the most incredible and heart-warming time of year and also the most stressful. The only way to stay sane and keep it together: get organized!

Here’s how…

✓  Clean house. Literally. A cluttered environment will only overwhelm you. Designate a spot for everything.

✓  Devise a strategy. Invest in a dry erase board, an oversized desk or wall calendar or a large pad. Keep updated and manageable Daily To Do lists.

✓  Play with blocks. Schedule every task, big or small, into your smartphone calendar. Once you block out the time, you won’t be able to double-book or procrastinate, plus you’ll get reminder alerts.

✓  Lighten your load. Don’t bear the full burden. Assign jobs to family members and/or roommates.

✓  Be firm. Set deadlines and stick to them. Pick a date to have lights and decorations done, holiday cards mailed and shopping completed.

✓  Multi-task. Skip cocktails with the girls, for example, and instead host a wrapping party where everyone brings wrapping paper, ribbons and bows to share.

It may seem like more work, but you’ll be amazed how once you implement a system you can efficiently power through every task. Without the migraine meds!

“To protect Christmas tree decorations, save the original packaging for storage at the end of the holiday season.  Since each ornament has its place it is less likely to get ruined when not in use.” – Cindy Diaz

Tis the season to glam it up! Separate all your beauty booty (or ribbons and bows) with a Leopard Print Train Case by Japonesque, valued at $62.20.