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Stow Your Everyday Decor
Before putting up holiday decorations on shelves or fireplace mantels... put away everyday items like vases or picture frames to make room for seasonal accents and avoid a crowded look. You'll be amazed at how much easier it will be to string a garland on a mantel when you start with an uncluttered canvas.
Pare Down Your Pantry
The Gift of Giving
Optimize Your Route
Showcase Your Cards
Cart Away Cardboard
That's a Wrap
Before you send holiday cards or gifts... set up a free online account at usps.com, where you can order stamps and shipping supplies. Not only will you avoid long lines at the post office, you'll be able to order the exact size box you need instead of having to hoard old boxes and trying to make do with whatever sizes you happen to have lying around.
Prioritize Your Activities
Before you commit to holiday activities... decide which events are most important to you and your family and put them on your calendar first. Then you can schedule everything else around them. After noting the date and time, address, directions, and any other important details on your calendar, recycle invitations.
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