Get organized for Christmas with this Christmas planning checklist based on the Christmas Countdown organizing plan by Cynthia Townley Ewer:

  • Collect decor ideas and add them to the Christmas planner.
  • Plan holiday decorating--interior and exterior--and schedule decorating sessions on the holiday calendar.
  • Inspect and inventory holiday decorations. Add needed or replacement items to the shopping list.
  • If using live tree, order or shop for Christmas tree.
  • Decorate interior.
  • Decorate exterior.
  • Decorate Christmas tree.
  • After the season, take down decorations. Use decor storage inventory to record location of decor items in storage areas.
  • Stock up on replacement bulbs, light strands and decor items at post-holiday sales.