Wouldn’t you love to start Christmas 2024 already ahead of Christmas decorating? Organized decor, some Christmas projects done, and a to-do master list with boxes already checked off? Before you put away your Christmas decorations this year, here are a few smart things to do with next Christmas in mind!
NOW is the time to start getting ready for next Christmas! I know Christmas has just come and gone but there are things we can do right now so we have a merry and not harried Christmas next year! I’m making a list and checking it twice and doing what’s on it early! Here’s my top 10!
PURGE AND PUT AWAY THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Being a blogger, I start decorating for Christmas by the first week in October. And even though I love Christmas I’m ready to put it all away by the New Year.
Go through all your Christmas decorations and toss out what is tired and worn and give away the Christmas decor you don’t use anymore. What is left box up in smaller clear boxes and label the contents on the box. You will be SO THANKFUL next Christmas!
FIND DECOR FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS
If you need a box of Christmas balls or a new tree or a stocking to hang NOW is the time to get new Christmas decor. Prices are slashed! Today I was looking for a few things for next year and got 70% off the retail price. Whoo-Whoot!
I’m looking for Christmas pillows for next year, and a few more wreaths. And there is still lots of Christmas decor with really pleasing price tags!
START CHRISTMAS DIY PROJECTS NOW
If you wait until next December to start Christmas DIY projects you are already too late! Start those great DIYs you want to do for Christmas now! The earlier you start a project the more likely you are going to finish it!
I wanted to do two Christmas DIY projects to share with you this past Christmas but I waited until the last minute and got too busy to do them. I’m starting this summer so I’ll have them ready to share and use in our Christmas home for 2023.
You might want to try your hand at BLEACHED PINECONES this year. They are so beautiful and easy to do and one of my most popular DIY posts!
START A MASTER LIST
I keep a big spreadsheet of all things Christmas! Every year I duplicate and tweak the list so I have a fresh and relevant blueprint for the next year.
Start a list in a notebook or a google spreadsheet or AirTable (mine). And keep everything on it from ideas, to colors to cards to meals to presents and more!
This is such a timesaver! And when I buy that Gross Chemistry Set for my grandson in April I will know where I put it in the basement.
Keep Christmas spirit in your heart all year by doing a little bit of the Christmas things on your Master List once a week until Christmas!
Here’s what you will find me doing…
- buying gift wrap and ribbons and tags
- wrapping “fake” boxes to have ready to use as decorations
- purging my Christmas stash
- letting family know that this Thanksgiving we are taking Christmas pictures (this get postponed this year, so no family pictures. Boo-Hoo!!!!!)
- finding great Christmas ideas on Pinterest and making a Christmas 2023 board
- Making personal gift tags
- making a tutu for Emma Kate and Amira
- planning a cookie exchange
- planning a girl’s Christmas luncheon
- buying a few gifts and putting them where I can find them for next year. Here’s a tip… take a picture of the and where you put them.
Start today! Put pen to paper or use a site like Air Table and start planning and start by doing one thing!!! Enjoy the process, enjoy your home and enjoy the season all year!!!!!
Hugs and Blessings,