holiday planning tips
We're all for simplifying tasks--especially during the busiest of seasons. Good planning and organization can help make the holidays hassle-free. Consider these five tips to ease holiday hustle and bustle.
Plan before you head to the stores. Take inventory of current wrapping supplies and already purchased gifts. Create shopping lists to help you stay on track, buy only what is needed, and avoid extra trips to the store.
Prepare a storage place for presents. Keep bags and boxes from cluttering your home by clearing a designated space to stash your gifts before you shop.
Wrap gifts as soon as you come home from shopping. Better yet, benefit a local charity and save time by having them wrapped at the mall. Many organizations offer this service for a small donation.
Prioritize activities. With so many wonderful things to do, making choices becomes an important part of holiday planning. As a family, decide which activities you enjoy the most, what traditions you don't want to give up, and what new things you want to do.
Give the house a good cleaning before you decorate. There will be more items to clean around once you add holiday d�cor. Don't have time to fight grime? Clean only what your guests might see and skip the rest until January.
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Are college kids or company coming? Here's a warm thought--welcome overnight guests with a comfortable wall-bed. Surrounding storage offers plenty of space to hold clothes, linens, personal items, and alarm clocks nearby. When guests depart, the side-tilt bed folds up and your multi purpose room is once again a home office, exercise area, or hobby space.
give and receive ideas
Make shopping simple by giving a gift that can make life a little easier. This holiday, surprise that special man or woman with a gift certificate towards a solution of their choice. Stylish, practical, and affordable, an ORG organizer or storage system will be appreciated for many years to come. These creative ideas are perfect to give and receive, so feel free to add them to your own Christmas wish list.
gifts for her
dreaming of white space
Your days may be merry and bright when you awaken to your clean, contemporary closet. Crisp Arctic White with wall-to-wall design and bold vertical lines create an open and inviting space. At a glance, see all you need to equip you for the day displayed neatly on shelves, rods, and behind frosted glass doors. gather all that glitters
Dazzle her with a velvet lined jewelry tray that stores her precious jewels in a safe and orderly fashion. With double the function and fun, she'll have plenty of room for adding new cherished gifts that glitter (hint-hint).
gifts for him
Doesn't he deserve a little luxury this holiday? Bring joy that will last when you outfit his space with a smartly-appointed closet. Shown here in the new Cocoa finish, black accents and oil-rubbed bronze hardware, this sophisticated storage accommodates his accessories, casual and tailored clothing, and even technology.
Good things do come in small packages. This mini jewelry tray keeps keys, keepsakes, watches, cuff links, and tie clips contained in one place. It's the perfect size for storing small things that tend to magically disappear.