There is never a more important time to stay organized than during the holiday season. When I look back at the years where nothing went right, when the holiday cards were never sent out or I couldn’t get a present shipped in time because I waited until the last minute, I was hectic and stressed and brought down the wonderfulness that are the holidays.
This all happened because I was unorganized.
Now this doesn’t mean that I have necessarily figured out the secret to a stress free holiday season, after all I am THE UnCoordinated Mommy and I have earned that title. But, when I do have those random moments of brilliance they occur because I have managed to stay organized.
One thing that is essential to helping me stay organized is my planner. I freaking love it!! It goes everywhere I go. I lost it for a week and a half recently and I swear my whole world fell apart!
The second thing that I have been doing is keeping lists! There are tons of lists on Pinterest but I wanted one that would cover it all and keep it to just a couple of pages, or one double sided page. *Tip: If printing double sided us card stock so that the print doesn’t show through to the other side.
The #UnstoppableMoms campaign that I am participating in with the makers of Children’s Motrin challenged us to share what makes us an unstoppable mom during the holiday season. As a result I was inspired to create my own checklist to share with you in hopes of helping all of us crazy uncoordinated moms out!
So low and behold here is The UnCoordinated Mommy’s Holiday Checklist. It is an all inclusive list to help you stay ahead of the game this holiday season. It keeps everything in one place, from Holiday Cards to School Parties and, of course, a reminder to give back during a season that can sometimes feel is all about getting.
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