Make Your List, Check it Twice: Make December Nice! – Part 4

December 17, 2009 at 7:18 am Leave a comment

Contributed by Organized A to Z partner, M. Colleen Klimczack, Certified Professional Organizer, Peace of Mind Professional Organizing

Meeting Common Holiday Challenges

Christmas cards:

  • Decisions: my sticking point is that I can’t get the holiday photo cards out until I have them printed, and can’t get them printed until I either  1) take a new picture or 2) use a picture from our summer vacation.  So for me, to solve this issue is not action, but a decision, and then an action.  I need to review my vacation photo and/or pick up my camera.
  • In a matter what type of card you send, we all need to know how many cards we need, so make a list of recipients to get started.
  • Supplies:  If you don’t do a photo card and therefore do not have to wait, make your list of recipients and go out and buy your cards.  Just do it!  I can make sure I have stamps, addresses and mailing labels, etc., now, while I wait for my cards to get printed.
  • Act: Once everything is assembled, set your timer or perhaps a number, i.e. 20 cards a day, and work on them until they are done.  Pat yourself on the back, take a deep breath, a yep –move on to the next area.

Read more of Colleen’s “get through the holidays” tips by visiting this blog tomorrow!

Colleen provides her clients with some Peace Of Mind about their homes, schedules, paper, families and lives. Her areas of expertise are the home and home office, small businesses, paper and time management, attics, basements and garages, closets and kitchens, and kids and families. She offers a wide range of organizational services, from presentations to products, small business mentoring to maintenance plans. She is a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The Chicago Chapter of NAPO, The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce, and Faithful Organizers, a group for Christian Organizers.


Entry filed under: Holidays/Special Events, Organizing Tips.

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