Affordable Tools to Help You Get Organized for the Holidays

Posted on 10/03/2012

It happens to be Get Organized Week and the timing couldn’t be better. With the holidays coming up, clearing your clutter and getting things in order now will mean reduced stress later. These free and affordable tools will help you get the job done.

A Family Binder Create a place where you can track family schedules, chores, meal plans and holiday events all in one place. Your family binder can serve as a playbook for your daily lives and creating one has never been easier. Scrounge up an old unused binder and then check out the free printables available at Prepared Not Scared.

The Declutter Now! Challenge
Head to the Declutter Now! Facebook page and participate in the 40-day challenge. Authors and professional life coaches Lindon and Sherry Gareis will guide you through the process of clearing all of the negative stuff that’s invading your life. Hungry for more? Invest about $12 and buy the Declutter Now! book.

Trash Can
That’s right—your trash can is one of the handiest organizational tools around. Purge clutter and unnecessary paper now to give yourself some breathing room. Old ATM receipts, paid utility bills and credit card statements from closed tax years are all just adding to the mess.

Total Home Makeover Club
Author Renee Metzler is passionate about helping families get organized. Her new book Total Home Makeover: A 20-Day Plan to Renew Your Space and Spirit gives readers practical tools for making it happen. Renee also hosts a free Total Home Makeover Club complete with a weekly coffee chat hosted by Renee herself. Finding other people who are setting similar goals will help you stay focused on your organizational goals.

DIY Gift Wrapping Storage
You’ll likely be wrapping more presents during the month of December than any other time of year. So get prepared for the extravaganza of gift wrapping by creating an affordable storage solution for these potential clutter-causers. Get some great ideas from where clothes hampers, wire hangers and wooden dowels all become amazing ways to make your wrapping supplies function better. Come December, you’ll be thankful you took time during Get Organized Week to make this space shine.

By Alison Storm

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