- Start by inserting any special events into your calendar. If you don’t know the date, look online or email/text someone who does. The kinds of things you’ll want to include are: work holiday party, church plays, concerts, choirs, rehearsals, holiday gatherings for scout troops or sports teams, family gatherings and parties you are attending or hosting. Don’t get caught off guard.
- Prior to each of those dates on your calendar, note anything you need to buy, make, find, beg or borrow to make those events happen so you won’t be without or forget.
- Now that you’ve got important dates blocked off, begin inserting your to-do items, from your many lists, into the weeks available on your calendar. Start with work. Divide up the tasks that need to be done before year-end so you can spread them out.
- Divide up the home and holiday to-do lists among your calendar. Keep in mind the more home items you can knock off the list in November, the more you can concentrate on holiday items in December- such as decorating and baking which you may not want to do too early.
Until next time …