Gifting Experiences

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Gifting experiences instead of giving material gifts makes sense for so many reasons.  The most important reason is that experiences = memories.  In the words of Maya Angelou, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Experiences create memories, and the feelings from those memories, like the memory itself, will last a lifetime. The holiday season is upon us which signals the start of ads for holiday gift buying.  Black Friday kicks off the sales with Cyber Monday close behind.  Everyone is looking [...]

Yikes! Only 79 days ‘til the Christmas Holiday – Will you be ready?

By | October 7th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Do you flinch at the very thought of the coming holidays? Are you afraid you won’t select the perfect gifts? Or forget to prepare a favorite dish? Or maybe miss sending a card to someone you have not seen for a long time? Are you so busy rushing around performing tasks that you don’t get a chance to visit with your guests? Holidays can be very stressful events for a variety of reasons. The most popular main holidays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are probably the most stressful, but they don’t have to be. It should be a festive time for families [...]

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Organizing Your Gift Closet

By | December 9th, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout the year, when I run across an item that I think would make a great gift for someone, I buy it and put it in my gift closet.The reason I do this is because, in years past when I found a unique item and I didn’t get it, and the occasion rolled around and I needed this item, I couldn’t find it again. It’s also an opportunity to be one step ahead in my holiday gift planning. Purchasing these unique items as you find them presents another thing to consider, how and where to store them until you need [...]

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Gift Giving for the Holidays

By | December 12th, 2011|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and Joy to the World are just some of the wonderful carols we sing to celebrate the season. We hear them piped into all the stores earlier and earlier every year. It’s the retailer’s way of getting us in the holiday moodand enticing us to buy gifts from them for all our gift giving. Some of the stores even have a calendar countdown to show us how few days we have left until Christmas. It’s a lot of pressure on us to make sure we have all the gifts purchased for everyone on our list. And finding [...]

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