Michelle Wood of Sterilite Corporation
Yes, it’s the last day of November. You know what that means – the holidays are HERE! You may be thinking December brings stress and mayhem, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Staying organized this season will make you, Santa’s helper, have a holiday full of cheer!
One great organizing tip is to get yourself a file box. Surprisingly, there are quite a few things that would benefit from an organized folder. The Sterilite Large Nesting ShowOffs™ are the perfect size for keeping this season organized. I use one from year to year, but keep mine especially handy as the festivities draw near. I have five main folders:
It’s important to hold on to receipts for so many reasons. Whether you decided you made a hasty purchase, found a better deal or are budget conscious, it’s important to keep your sales slips until the new year. You might even keep them until the next December so you can easily remember your past gift giving habits and to build a new budget upon.
Coupons and Flyers
There are so many great deals available around this time of year, so keep them handy and cut those coupons. Santa loves a saver!
I keep my Christmas and other holiday cards from year to year. I use last year’s cards to keep track of how many cards I need this year and to whom I need to send them too. When I’m done writing my own cards, I cut up and use sections of the old cards to make fun and creative gift tags. The only ones I don’t repurpose are the family photo cards which I enjoy looking through every time I open my ShowOffs™ at the being of the season. At the end of the holidays when the sales are the best, I buy all my cards for next year and store them safely so I am ready to roll come next December.
The holidays bring many sentimental moments and keepsakes. A file box is a compact and safe way to save all those homemade paper ornaments, letters to Santa, coloring book pages, and special thank you notes that your family makes. The ShowOffs™ also conveniently fit a Small Clip Box which I use to store those more delicate (and often handmade) ornaments. Trust me – you and your children will cherish and laugh at these memories in the years to come.
The kids will have no problem telling you what they want, but having them write it down saves you brain capacity for something else this season. I also use this space to write my own wish lists as well as to store clever gift giving ideas that I see in magazines or online. You will be thankful for your forward thinking as December quickly comes to a close.
If these five folders don’t curb your holiday stress, add in a few more! Some other folder ideas may include:
Holiday party invitations and events
Snowy day activities
Keep you and your family organized and you are guaranteed a holiday that is joyous. Look towards December with excitement and cheer and end the year with organizational success!