Prepping For The Holidays #TweetFromTheSeat

PreppingForTheHolidays

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming!  In case you haven't seen the commercials, heard the music or seen Santa at the mall, I'm here to tell you that the holidays are on their way.  So while some of the ...

Pumpkin Lights

Pumpkin Lights

Jill’s tip: I love using battery-powered lights to emphasize my holiday displays. It takes a lot of time to decorate for the season and that hard work should be appreciated by day or by night. Here’s a clever way to make your pumpkins stand out. Imagine these lining a walkway or sitting atop hay bales next to your door. Find: String of lights (around 30-100, depending on the size of the ...

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

You've all heard me go on and on about clutter free gifts, buying local and unique items.  Well this Valentine's Day I wanted to bring you some items I love and think about make great gifts.  Some of these are customized so you should order soon. The first item is a custom necklace.  This company make necklaces and other jewelry based on signatures or words that you send them.  What a perfect ...

Clutter Free Gift That Helps The Environment

Guest Post by The Conservation Fund   The holidays are a great time to give to your favorite charity. Donations make perfect gifts and allow you to avoid clutter. They’re great for last-minute shoppers, too!   This year consider giving the gift of nature. From the avid hiker to a family enjoying a picnic in a park, we all enjoy nature’s abundant resources – food, clean air and water, ...

Pet Lover Present by Zebranine

At this time of year it's time to start thinking about who is on your shopping list.  Throughout the season, I'm going to provide you with some gift ideas.  I like to bring you suggestions from small businesses who are environmentally friendly, have great products and are creative and unique. The first of these is a necklace by Etsy seller Zebranine.  Her designs are adorable and the quality is ...

12 Easy Tips to Get Organized for the Holidays #3

Order Early. If you plan to do any online shopping, place your orders now.   This way you won’t have to worry about delivery schedules, or paying more in shipping costs.  Some online stores even offer discounts or free shipping before the holidays.  If you're not ordering online, you can also get out and beat the crowds and get the gifts your family wants. ...

12 Easy Tips to Get Organized for the Holidays #4

Get into the holiday mood. If you need to set the holiday to start wrapping gifts and writing out cards, take out the seasonal CDs or movies and pop one in.  You’ll be surprised how quickly you are ready to tackle the holidays!  It’s also a great excuse to watch those movies you never have time for! ...

12 Easy Tips to Get Organized for the Holidays #5

Get the Kids Involved.  If you have children, get them involved in the holiday preparation.  Have them write their wish lists early (this is never a problem!).  They can also create cards, wrap gifts, or decorate the tree.  They love taking part in the holidays, and they never think it’s too early to start preparing!  With the extra time you are going to have this ...

12 Easy Tips to Get Organized for the Holidays #6

Plan your menu. If you haven't already, now is the time to get going!  Plan your holiday menu now and start stocking up on non-perishable items like baking goods, stuffing, canned goods, etc.  Think about items you can purchase now and freeze, such as pie crusts.  This will save you time running from store to store trying to find the last bag of chocolate chips. ...

12 Easy Tips to Get Organized for the Holidays #7

Get the cards done now. I know what you are thinking… Now??  The answer is yes; start doing the addressing, signing, stamping and labeling now.  Keep the cards in a basket where you sit down to watch television.  This way you can work on them little by little over the next few weeks.  You never spend too much time on any given day, and they will be ready to mail before the ...