Tips, tricks, and tools to help you organize for holidays and special occasions year-round.

10 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas star
Living--and giving--clutter-free doesn't mean being a Scrooge. Here are 10 ideas for fun, creative, unusual holiday gifts (many of them budget-friendly!) that won't wind up in the back of a closet.

3 Simple Pre-Holiday Organizing Tips star
Planning for the holidays doesn´t need to be an overwhelming, stressful experience. With a bit of organization, you can make the season calmer, happier, and less expensive. Here´s how.

4 Ways to Declutter Your Holiday Season star
It's easy to be overwhelmed by clutter during the holiday season. But the good news is that it's also easy to have happy, meaningful, enjoyable celebrations throughout the season while staying clutter-free. Here are 4 ways to do just that.

5 Clutter-Free Holiday Gifts star
This holiday season, why not show your generosity by giving gifts that your friends and family will use and cherish, rather than things that might end up as clutter? Here are five ideas to get you started.

5 Tips for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving Week star
Handle this special holiday with ease by getting organized. Here are five ways of adding more enjoyment to Thanksgiving week while taking away some of the stress.

5 Tips for Less Stressful Holidays star
Why not make this the year you spend more time enjoying the holidays and less time mired in stress? These five ideas are aimed at keeping you sane and helping you focus on what´s really important this season.

5 Ways to Cut Holiday Stress star
Does the holiday rush have you feeling stressed out and not so joyful? These five simple, realistic tips can help bring some much needed order and calm to the season.

A Clever Tool for Organized Gift Wrapping star
Here´s a multi-functional tool that solves several holiday-related organizing frustrations at once in a compact and clever way. It´s also a great option for crafters who don´t have space for a dedicated crafts room but need storage for their supplies.

Charitable Decluttering star
December is a great time to donate things you no longer need to charitable organizations that work with people in need. You´ll keep clutter at bay and help brighten someone else´s holiday season. Here´s how.

Clutter-Free Giving and Receiving star
Make your holiday gift exchanges more enjoyable, more meaningful, and less cluttered this year by giving--and asking for--presents people will actually use. Here are four ways to declutter the process of sharing gifts this holiday season.

Clutter-Free Holiday Gifts star
The holiday season is one of generosity and sharing, but that doesn't mean it needs to be one of clutter build-up--or of breaking the bank. This year, give gifts your recipients will love and that won�t wind up as clutter; here are several ideas (most of them no- or low-cost!) to get you started.

Finding Organizing Motivation in Unusual Holidays star
Ever had anyone wish you a happy Clean off Your Desk Day or a joyful Clutter Awareness Week? Probably not--but there are dozens of odd and unusual holidays like these throughout the year that can offer an extra dose of organizing inspiration. Here's what's on tap for January.

Five Tips Manage Holiday Stress star
The holidays bring many things - food, family, friends, festivities - but also chaos and stress. Lots of stress. While we can't magically remove all the stress, we can make a plan for how we are going to deal it. If you want to truly relax and enjoy the holidays, you'll want to use these tips!

Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready star
Take some time before the holiday rush begins to get your kitchen organized and ready for the celebrations ahead. Here are a few tasks and ideas to get you started.

Have a Full (But Not Stuffed) Holiday Season star
The holiday season is a time of festivity and indulgence, which sometimes becomes excess. This year, take a few simple steps to enjoy all the season has to offer without overdoing it. Here's how.

Holiday organizing accessories at Stacks and Stacks star[offsite link]
Stacks and Stacks has lots of accessories that can make organizing your holiday decorations easy.

How and Why to Celebrate Good Riddance Day star
Here's one more worthwhile holiday to add to your celebration calendar this month: Good Riddance Day, when you can officially say sayonara to whatever you're ready to part with from the past year.

Last-Minute Holiday Shortcuts star
Don´t spend this week up to your ears in pre-holiday stress. Put these shortcuts to work instead; you´ll still have a delightful holiday and will have more time and energy to enjoy it.

Last-Minute, Clutter-Free Gift Ideas star
Last-minute holiday gifts don't need to be things chosen at random from a catalog or store shelves--things that are likely to wind up as clutter. Here are five ideas for gifts that are meaningful, don't take a lot of time to create, and won't end up in the back of a hall closet.

Plan Now for Less Stressful Holidays star
Start your holiday season off on the right foot by doing a bit of planning, organizing, and strategizing before things get into full swing. Here's how to give yourself the gift of more enjoyable, less stressful holidays.

Pre-Holiday Clearing Out and Opening Up star
Early December is the perfect time to clear out unwanted clutter from your home to prepare for everything the holidays ahead will bring. Here are four areas to focus on this week.

Pre-Holiday Clearing Out and Opening Up star
Early December is the perfect time to clear out unneeded, unwanted winter and holiday gear to make room for the bounty of the season. Here's how to keep seasonal clutter at bay in just a few minutes a day.

Reduce Holiday Stress - 3 Tips to Start the Season star
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of less stress, more joy. Organize your expectations so you remain in control and can thoroughly relax. Find more meaning by saying no to outside pressure and yes to what you truly want. These three steps will help you plan your perfect holiday.

The Organized Life Guide to Less Stressful Holidays star[offsite link]
My 75-page e-book is full of tips, ideas, checklists, worksheets, and planning pages designed to help you enjoy less expensive, more organized, more enjoyable holidays.

This Holiday Season, More Help = Less Stress star
Trying to do it all during the holidays means more stress and less chance to relax and enjoy the season. So this year, I challenge you to give yourself a gift designed to make your season brighter: the gift of help. Here's how to share the load with others so you have more free time.

Tons of Christmas organizing resources at OrganizedChristmas star[offsite link]
Find everything from checklists to member forums to the Holiday Grand Plan at this info-packed site.

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