Welcome to the Holiday Grand Plan

Holiday Grand Plan 2015

You've decided: this is the year you'll celebrate the holiday season from a home that is clean, organized and ready for Christmas. You dream of holiday parties, overnight house guests, Christmas cookies, a decorated home and a calm and stress-free holiday season.There's only one problem: right now, you're living in domestic chaos. How to create a clean home for the holidays?

Looking around your home, you don't know where to begin. Dust bunnies and ceiling cobwebs announce that deep-cleaning is long over-due, and the guest room? Forget about it! It's home to moving boxes, unfinished crafts and last winter's stained jackets and unmatched mittens.

What's the answer? You need a plan: the Holiday Grand Plan.

Holiday Grand Plan Week 13: Dining Room

Dining Room Week - Holiday Grand Plan

Deadline week! Week Thirteen, Dining Room Week, sees us move into the holiday season, and it's time for a reality check.

Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday for our American friends and ushers in the holiday season, so this week's cleaning and organizing focus is the dining room.

Holiday prep chores center on Thanksgiving and turn to planning the celebration ahead.

Ready? Let's get organized with Dining Room Week in the Holiday Grand Plan!

Holiday Grand Plan or House & Holidays Plan?

Holiday Grand Plan 2015

What is the difference between the Holiday Grand Plan and the House & Holidays Plan ... and which one should I follow?

This question has been asked about our Christmas organizing plans quite a bit in recent days. Time to take a stab at answering it.

Right off the bat, I'd say there's no "should" about which plan to follow. Which plan, no plan, custom plan--it's all up to your personal choice. But I did want to write about what the differences are, so that each one of us can make the right choice for ourselves.

Print A Holiday Planning Notebook

Printable holiday planning forms

Ready to get organized for Christmas with the Holiday Grand Plan? Weekly assignments during the Autumn months make it easy to create a clean and organized home for Christmas.

First step: create a Christmas planner to serve as command central for your holiday planning. With free printable calendars and weekly checklists, your planner will guide you through each week of the Holiday Grand Plan.

Don't stop there! Printable holiday planning pages add gift lists, Christmas card lists, household inventories and other specialty forms to round out your Christmas planner. Include free printable dividers, planner covers and lined blank pages to your notebook for a complete Christmas organizing solution,

Print the Holiday Grand Plan 2015 Calendar

Holiday Grand Plan 2015

Ready to get organized for Christmas with the Holiday Grand Plan? Our whole-house Christmas organizing plan kicks off on Sunday, August 30!

Print these Holiday Grand Plan 2015 calendar pages to prepare for the holiday season with the Web's oldest Christmas organizing plan. Week by week the HGP will take you closer to your goal: a clean and organized home for Christmas.

By breaking down holiday preparations into easy-to-manage steps, the HGP's assignments keep you moving and motivated throughout the plan. Weekly checklists record and organize each set of home clean-up and holiday prep assignments. Each week offers a special focus, to keep you on-track and on time.

Ready? Holiday Grand Plan 2015 begins on Sunday, August 30... for an organized Christmas!

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Holiday Grand Plan Poll: When Do You Start Planning for Christmas?

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The Web's oldest holiday get-organized plan, the Holiday Grand Plan helps prepare home and family for the busy holiday season.

Stay tuned as we assemble all the resources you'll need to create a clean and welcoming home ... for the holidays!