What to do in October to get ready for the Holidays.
Getting the House Ready for Christmas
Okay here is what I have accomplished.
Still working on kitchen. Of course this room takes longest to deep clean but all windows have been cleaned and wiped down along with shelves and nick knacks. I only got about half the cupboards cleaned and wiped down. I put the link there so you can see what I use. Because our oldest just moved out and we moved some rooms around, the bedrooms got a good deep cleaning over the weekend. I will mark those off my list ahead of time. Be flexible and no pressure right. Just steady, a little every week towards your goal.
So for October:
Finish kitchen deep clean
Deep clean service porch
Deep clean Bathroom #1.
I am moving along here. I now have five gift cards purchased. That's two more than last month.
I also had time and went into Toys R Us and bought most of my youngest's gifts. One more item is all I need and to finish her stocking and I will be done with her.
I am continuing to pick up stocking stuffers for my girls when I am out and stashing them in my stocking stuffer box.
I have not decided if I will send cards this year or not. I took a break from it last year and loved not spending so much time on that. Cards are increasingly expensive to prepare and mail. I do have some older folks that I may send pics of the kids to that don't have social media to keep track of the family.
Have not begun this yet. Still would like to make and freeze ahead to avoid the work right before Christmas.