Santa's Workshop

Every year you take out the Christmas decorations and it never fails, some of them have broken.  This year take the time to repair those broken ornaments and decorations.  Be careful as some of these ornaments may contain very sharp edges.  Before you open up your Christmas boxes, get out some super glue, or a hot glue gun and set up a clean, free space on your counter. Bring all broken items here ...

Christmas Music

We all have lots of Christmas CDs, but how often do we have time to listen to those CDs?  This year, take a few minute each night to load the CDs onto whatever digital media you use, such as iTunes.  Once you have done this, load them onto your iPod or other device, under a special playlist.  You can name it "holiday" or "Christmas", whatever you like.  This way you will have all of your holiday ...

Environmentally Friendly Gift Wrap

Although gift wrap is beautiful, when all is said and done it ends up in the trash.  So this beautiful paper that we all spend time and money to buy, and wrap presents with ends up spending its remaining days in a landfill.  This year think green and use reusable gift wrap. Bags are always the quickest wrapping method to use.  Reusable shopping bags are inexpensive and make great gift bags.  Use ...

Get It In The Mail!

This time of year has all us running around, so this year work smarter not harder. We all have packages to mail to people we won't see during the holiday season, and the Post Office can get quite busy. Start this year by making a list of who you need to mail presents to.  Make these gifts a priority.  Once you have this list make sure to purchase these gifts first (if you have not already). ...

Holiday Cards

This can be the year that you actually ENJOY the holidays.  However, it requires a little work and planning and both of those start now. Today's tip: Start addressing your Christmas cards (if you haven't already).  Place all necessary materials (address labels, stickers, pens, stamps, envelopes and cards) in a basket or small plastic container.  Put it in your car and address cards while you are ...

The Holidays Are on Their Way

Although fall is just officially upon us, the holidays are just a few months away.  This is a great time to start thinking about them! Start by making a list of everyone you will be buying a gift for.  Be sure to include a few extras for neighbors, co-workers, the mail carrier, etc. Next divide the list into small, manageable chunks.  Take a small portion of the list each week and buy those ...