I have had some get up and go energy back this week. Yay!
My primary goal was simply to stay on top of cleaning. The dusting and floors always seem to be the first that I let go, but I did get them done this week. I always like a fresh clean slate. I did the floors one day and the dusting the next.
I am very good at keeping up with dishes and our master bathroom. We run the dishwasher every night regardless of whether it is full or not, so this is simply a habit formed a few years ago that was a game changer. The master bathroom is never my desired cleaning chore. I noticed this week, I just intuitively felt that Friday was the best day to clean it based on things going on. If I remember right, Friday may have been my regular day...maybe I will get back to that. Turns out it really only takes 20 minutes. And usually once I have cleaning supplies out I take another 20-30 minutes to touch up clean the other two bathrooms.
I spent a little bit of time on holiday preparations, too!
Week Two of the Holiday Grand Plan at Organized Home, was titled Calendar and Creativity.
First I went through my Christmas planner (a three ring notebook) to pull out the calendar and notes from last year. I read my wrap up note about what we did and didn't do which included notes about things to remember for this year. There were a couple stocking stuffer ideas that were a hit, so those will be on repeat. I will not make fudge too early as it wasn't quite as good from the freezer. I will not bake as many cookies either!
I printed this years free Christmas calendar pages from Uncluttered Simplicity, in addition to a few notes pages and a gift list page. With pages printed, I added some important dates. It's been such the year that I'm not sure what the travel plans will be, but I know at least two out of the four of us are likely to be flying somewhere.
One tip from the Holiday Grand Plan is to declutter craft spaces, particularly if making Christmas gifts. I have sewn some items the last few years, usually on the spur of the moment. I do not currently have plans to make gifts, but I did take 15 minutes this past week to declutter my fabric. Fabric I like I saved. Fabric I no longer like and extra scraps that are too small to use were tossed.