Wednesday, December 19, 2007

WFMW: Christmas Folder

Shannon's hosting a Christmas Hints Works for Me Wednesday today: http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/shannon/2007/12/works-for-me-a.html

Here is my tip. It's one of those, 'why didn't I do this years ago?' tips. This year, I'm keeping a Christmas Folder!

In it, I have my menus, my shopping lists, craft ideas, recipes and anything else related to Christmas. My food lists are divided into columns: 1. Recipe Name 2. What I have on hand 3. What I need to buy and 4. The status of the recipe (is the dough made? Is something already cut up and ready to cook? Or is it frozen and ready to take out Christmas Eve?)

For gifts, I keep record of what I've bought, what I have already, and what projects I'm making--with notes on what I need to finish.

Everything is in one place. I actually misplaced the darn thing a few days ago, but happily found it exactly where I'd left it--only buried under some circulars.

It's nothing but a green plastic folder left over from school supplies. I'm going to put ideas in there for next year, too. And I'll make notes as to what worked, and what didn't. All I'll have to do then is just put the folder away in one of my Christmas Boxes. (Probably with the Manger, since that's always the first decoration that comes out!)

6 comments:

Lylah said...

i love your blog title, "sorta frugal"...made me laugh...

just wanted to pop on over to thank you for your comment on my lylah blog. blessings...'me'

SAHMmy Says said...

I keep a Christmas Notebook as well. Check out organizedchristmas.com for free printables for it and ideas on the message boards. I keep mine in my office because I start referring to it in August when I begin making any homemade gifts. The notes on each Christmas (Walgreen's is open if you forget batteries, made 6 pounds of Candy Cane bark for hubby's staff, etc.) are a lifesaver--I note things I wish I could remember but know I won't!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

My Works-for-Me Christmas tip: Go to bed, cover your head, and stay that way till it's all over. NOT LOL! Just tired. --Scrooge McCleveland

BittersweetPunkin said...

I could never be that organized....no..actually I could keep a folder...and then I'd forget where I put it!!
Love,
Robin

The Correspondent said...

Thank you for this idea -- I absolutely love it!

~ The Correspondent

Sharinskishe said...

I really need to have a Folder. I keeps notes in my daily notebook, which is not secret or organized. I love your suggestions for the folder. I put a link on my post today to direct others here to your page as I feel your idea is so great. Have a Happy New Year!

Sharinskishe
http://practically-perfect-life.blogspot.com/2007/12/ok-many-thanks-for-all-your-great-ideas.html