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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Master Bedroom & Personal Spaces-Week 3

This week we are concentrating on our bedroom.  Making it a retreat for the long days of holiday preparations.

Declutter, clean and decorate the Master Bedroom. It's a place for rest and renewal ... if you can find the space!

Tackle clutter in the master bedroom this week Use the STOP clutter method to sort the stacks and piles. Once you've cleared the items that don't belong, clean your newly-reclaimed private space. Use the "dry room" cleaning method to deep-clean the master bedroom in record time!

Finally, add decorative touches--candles, scent diffusers, flowers--to make the master bedroom a pleasant place to recharge your batteries.

Tackle the clothes closet. With cooler weather on the way, a seasonal clothes closet declutter is in order. Make room for holiday finery as you sort and toss summer's stained garments. Dare to dump it!

Our Prep list consist of:

  • Inventory holiday cards, gift wrap, and mailing supplies.  Make sure you know what you have before you buy--and shop at home first!
  • Make a Christmas card list. Pull out the address book or database, and make a Christmas card list.  Give thought to simplifying and reducing cards sent.  
  • Use a computer address book for Christmas card envelopes or labels.  Harness the power of computer technology.  If your card lists is still kept on paper, convert it to a computerized form.  You'll thank yourself in years to come!
  • Print address labels for Christmas cards.  If using address labels for your cards or letters, print them now.  You'll be ready to write, sign and seal!
  • Order, buy or print Christmas cards or letters.  If you'll be buying cards this year, order them now--particularly if you'll be using the popular photo cards. 
  • Plan personal pampering sessions, and add them to December's calendar.  "If Mama's not happy, nobody's happy"; your mood affects the whole family.  If you find the season stressful, plan now for some personal pampering sessions.  A massage, a retreat, or even a gathering with girlfriends can be a welcome break in a busy month.
  • Set aside a gift closet or create a gift box; inventory any previously-purchased gifts.  The secret of organized (and frugal) gift-givers?  A gift closet or gift box.  If you haven't already, set aside a specific place in your home to hold all bought-ahead gifts.  A printable gift closet inventory form will let you know what you have while shopping or making out a gift list, so print one for your Christmas planner today.

Now you need to hop over to Organized Christmas Houseworks Holiday Plan to grab your printable for this week.


“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”


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