Organize Your Holiday. Create a holiday binder to organize everything holiday-related for a relaxing and calm holiday season.
I don’t know about you, but the last three months of the year always fly by for me. Time seems to move at warp speed and every weekend seems to be packed with some activity or another. With two kids in two different schools, our schedule seems to be busier than ever.
How to Organize Your Holiday
I want to be able to enjoy the holiday and make time for the things that matter most to me – spending time with my family and friends.
In order to get prepared for the busy holiday season ahead, it makes sense that I need to get organized. And since I know many of my readers feel overwhelmed this time of year, I thought we could do it together.
This new series, Organize Your Holiday, will help us get ready for the busy holiday season ahead of time so that we can slow down and enjoy all the magic of the season.
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To get started today we are going to begin by gathering up the supplies needed to create a holiday binder.
I love to use binders to organize because they are portable and easy to set up. They don’t take up much space to store either! Once we create our holiday binders, they will be a great resource for many years to come.
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I chose a pretty fabric-covered binder from Target. I like to choose pretty things for a couple of reasons.
First of all, being pretty is more fun! If it is more fun, I will be more likely to stay motivated to use it.
Secondly, if I am going to have something sitting out on my counter or my desk, I don’t want it to be an eyesore.
You can certainly choose an inexpensive plain binder or even dress up a plain binder with scrapbook paper and stickers. Choose whatever works best for you.
Next, you will need page dividers for your binder. You don’t want to have to sift through all the paperwork that is going to end up in the binder.
Now is the time to think about what categories you might want to have in your binder. This will help you decide how many dividers you will need.
Note: I recently updated to these dividers with pocket folders since my binder does not include any pockets. Also, when using page protectors, this allows the tabs to stick out beyond the protectors.
Ideas for Holiday Binder Sections:
- Separate each section by holiday – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
- Gift Ideas
- Contacts/Address Book
- Home Decor
I am not going to tell you how to label your dividers because we each need to make the binder work for our own families. However, I know it can be helpful to see how someone else is doing something, I am going to share what has worked for me below.
Use Page Protectors
I also like to keep page protectors on hand. I use them if I don’t want to punch a hole in something. And I also use them for re-usable checklists I may create.
The page protectors work great because you can write on them with a wet-erase marker and use them over and over again! I use them a lot in my home management binder.
In the next post in the Organize Your Holiday series, I will be sharing a holiday bucket list. Then, you can get a free calendar to use for planning when we will do all of the things on our lists.
Organize Your Holiday Free Printables
- Menu Planner
- Holiday Cards
- Holiday Gift Tracker
- Fall Bucket List
- Party Planner
- Guest List Tracker
- Party Planning Schedule
- Keepsake Holiday Card Binder
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