{Organized} Martha Handles the Holidays

I have got a treat for you guys today! I know you love all things organized, especially when Martha Stewart is the one helping us get ‘er done! Our Family Command Center is a compact powerhouse thanks to her Wall Manager System, and many of her home office supplies prepared us for back-to-school. Now, with the holidays panting down our necks, I was thrilled to receive more Martha goodies, perfect for organizing the holidays. And one of you lucky ducks will win some stuff of your own.

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

Holiday cards, gifts, and care packages all need labels…Martha’s got you covered. Her pretty supplies are durable enough to mail, and pretty enough to go directly under the tree. And since they are Avery, you can easily run them through your printer. No more hand-cramps!

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

Your perfect banana bread for neighbors, leftover holiday meals, and favorite spices all need labeling and identifying…she’s got that, too. Did you know her Kitchen labels are moisture-resistant, freezer-safe, and microwave-safe? I especially love the kraft paper labels for homemade gifts.

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

Holiday parties, family get-togethers, and your busy household schedule require you to be a master juggler. Martha has a wide selection of planners to keep you on track this season, and beyond.

Keep reading to see how I use these amazing products, and for a chance to win a Staples gift card to get your own Martha Stewart goodies!

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

Most calendars have either too many bells-and-whistles, or not enough, for my needs. I think I may have finally found the perfect planner for our lifestyle. Since I work full-time out of the home, I juggle my day-job, the blog, and the kid’s schedules…this calendar lets me break my days up and see everything at a glance. And the pretty book tucks easily in my purse. It doesn’t do me a lot of good if it’s parked on my desk, right?

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

This chalkboard decal sticks easily to the side of our fridge, and is the perfect spot for ongoing lists, or notes to each other. Miss Maggie’s treat jar looks pretty cute with a chalkboard label, too.

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

And how cute are the chalkboard gift tags?

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

Perhaps my favorite thing about the Martha Stewart Home Office line is how stylish she makes the essential everyday items. I’m currently using the Shagreen Desk Organizer on our coffee table to house remotes, coasters, and other small things I reach for at night. The tablet cover is even part of her line! (Hey Santa, I need a tablet for my new tablet cover.)

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Holidsay with Martha Stewart

Can you even handle all this pretty organizational goodness? Are you dreaming of an organized holiday using Martha Stewart Home Office? Lucky for you, one person will win
a $50 Staples Gift Card!

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231 Comments

  1. Hunter wrote:

    I stay organized during the holidays with lists. Lots and lots of lists!

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  2. Vel Criste wrote:

    love The martha Line at Staples! Anything in Shagreen is so pretty!

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  3. Vel Criste wrote:

    I stay organized by starting my on with my gift list early and ordering my Xmas cards early!!!

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  4. ebpenrod wrote:

    I stay organized by trying to get everything crossed off my list by early December. It gives me more time to enjoy the season with my family!

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  5. I stay organized by scaling way, way back and using lists. Over-the-top just drives us all crazy!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Molly H wrote:

    I don't stay organized – that's why I need all the fancy Martha love!

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  8. E. wrote:

    google calendars!!

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  9. Beth wrote:

    so cute! love the colors!

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  10. Um yeah…. I don't stay organized, especially during the holidays. I'm a mess.

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  11. Carroll wrote:

    I try to stay organized by making a list of all the things I need to do. Last year the hubs and I were able to knock out all of our Christmas shopping in early December on one day thanks to a list we made where thought of ideas for gifts for each person before we went. πŸ™‚

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  12. I love to stay organized and labels are the best way. I like to keep things nice, neat and put away in the right places. You can never have enough organization.

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  13. love this giveaway! i stay organized with LOTS of lists! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  14. Jaclyn S wrote:

    This is a great post, thanks! I could definitely spend all of my time organizing my home, especially during the holidays!

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  15. Fome to stay organized simple is better. I can never seem to use my phone/computer calendar effectively.

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  16. I make lists pretty regularly, but during the holidays, I swear I make more in two months than I do all year!

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  17. I make lists and I LOVE crossing things off of it!!

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  18. Johnna wrote:

    I am an organized wannabe! just can't seem to stay organized! this sure would help!!!

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  19. Martha is the queen of organizing! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  20. Missy wrote:

    What a fun giveaway! Love all things Martha Stewart! I stay organized by making lots of lists and giving myself deadlines to stay on track.

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  21. K wrote:

    I would love some labels! It's all so cute.

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  22. I love that Desk Organiser – and I wouldn't have thought to use it as a remote holder in the living room – excellent idea!

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  23. Leslie wrote:

    I love MS! I actually picked up some of her holiday labels a few weeks ago, which is how I stay organized, by starting as early as possible! (But it never pans out how I would like.)

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  24. I create a master holiday list on my phone…..food, parties, gifts, purchases, traditions. I love having it all combined because so much of it crosses over with each other!

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  25. Lists, lists, and more lists! I am always making some sort of list to organize my gift plans, party invites, etc!

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  26. I TRY to stay organized with lists, calendar, early Christmas shopping and ordering Christmas cards early, because if I don't, then they wont go out! :0 I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Martha Stewart Home Office Line!!!
    Dez @ http://www.lifeasdez.blogspot.com

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  27. I stay organized with lists on my phone that I start early in the season. Because they are on my phone I always have them and have no excuse not to make the most of any spur of the moment opportunities to accomplish tasks!

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  28. I'm a list maker and love Martha Stewart's simple, sophisticated design.

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  29. Rebekah wrote:

    I make a list of the presents I'm getting for friends and family in a little notepad I keep in my purse. Keeps me on budget and I remember what I've already purchased!

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  30. I use a holiday planner to stay on top of things during the holidays!

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  31. Simply LKJ wrote:

    I love Martha's items. I used many last year during the holidays. I loved that I could purchase ordinary craft paper and make our packages look amazing with just a few of her products.

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  32. Natalie wrote:

    Always looking to try new organizing products!

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  33. Cerrissa wrote:

    Lists, lists, and more lists! And checking them twice. Ditto on the Martha planners being fantastic!

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  34. Amy Hussey wrote:

    I love to make lists and I just recently organized my gift wrapping items!

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  35. Lindsey wrote:

    I stay organized by eliminating clutter. We focus on a few really great decorations around the house instead of a ton of them. Then again, we live in a 500 sq. ft apartment πŸ˜›

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  36. SaraRuth wrote:

    I stay organized with lists! I keep a running Christmas list on my iphone throughout the year and consolidate in October and then get to work!

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  37. Amber wrote:

    Lists. Lots of lists that tend to be color coded.

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  38. Your grocery list made me laugh out loud – looks like mine except instead of golden grahams mine has bacon – ha!

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  39. I stay organized with via google calendar. Those fun mailing labels may entice me to Staples this year!

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  40. mcmurphy wrote:

    Lists and writing things down. Making notes in my phone has never helped me

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  41. mcmurphy wrote:

    Lists and writing things down. Making notes in my phone has never helped me

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  42. I thought getting a handful of Martha's office supplies would satisfy my craving for all things organization, but it just made me want more!! πŸ™‚
    ~Sarah @ 702 Park Project

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  43. Stay organized for the holidays?? Is that a thing?

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  44. Love the labels and gift tags. Perfect for all my Holiday goodies.

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  45. regina wrote:

    I don't!! I need serious help in that department – I always end up with last minute tasks!

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  46. After the debacle of 2007 when my kids sorted all the presents under the tree into piles- I always make sure I have the same number of gifts for each of them. Even if I have to wrap little stuff. Kids are now 17 and 20 but I still play the game. To keep me organized I make a spreadsheet on the computer. The file name is something innocuous like dr. appt's that the kids will never think to look at. I really want a new convertible tablet/computer from Sony VAIO and was looking at Martha's line to see if she made a cover that fit the odd size. Sadly she did not and I am reconsidering another tablet. I know, I know- very silly of me not to get the one I really want because I can't find a cute cover!

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  47. BV wrote:

    The only way I can stay organized is to start early and have lots of lists.

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  48. My jaw dropped when I saw the chalkboard decal on your fridge! I have been searching high and low for something like this…leave it to Martha to come to my rescue!

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  49. I stay organized throughout the holidays in a chaotic mess of post-its and random notes! It is not ideal!!

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  50. Melanie wrote:

    I love the planner! I use my phone but I still miss a paper planner.

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  51. I worked retail all through high school, university and beyond–because of this, I always have my Christmas shopping done before December 1st. That way, I don't do any shopping in December and can spend my time enjoying the season, friends and family. I make a list of everyone I need to buy for, write down my ideas and get going. The list also helps me stay on budget.

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  52. Lists! I make lists for everything. I have a list of what I am getting everyone for Christmas. I have a to do list. It goes on and on.

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  53. Kristy wrote:

    Lists!! This line would help me greatly… Thanks!

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  54. Rachel wrote:

    I'm definitely a list girl. I have a few apps on my phone that I've used to keep them. Although more and more I'm leaning back towards hand written. I might need to check out that MS planner now

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  55. Lots and lots of lists are what keep me organized during the holidays!! Without lists, I'd be lost!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  56. Kristin wrote:

    I'm definitely a list maker for organizing gift ideas during the holidays and my planner organizes all the family get togethers and events!

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  57. I make lists everywhere and have about 12 different calendars with different things written on them. Organization is not my best quality.

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  58. Ralphie23 wrote:

    Wow, I love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I have a calendar on our fridge with any events or trips listed, and then I make lists for everything. I use spreadsheets for a lot of them ( I know that's the accountant coming out in me), but I have to keep track of gift ideas, what I've bought and still need to, budget, menus, and adress lists for Christmas cards. I just love the holidays and am ready to start making my lists now!!

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  60. Kelly wrote:

    This is great!
    I make tons and tons of lists and schedules to keep from losing my mind. They've already started!

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  61. Margo wrote:

    I love anything Martha Stewart and I always have several lists to keep me organized. Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway.

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  62. I absolutely love Martha's line of Avery products–I have her binder and her desk organizers πŸ™‚ For the holidays lists are my must-have! Lists for everything I need to do, everything I need to get, and everyone I need gifts for!

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  63. CP wrote:

    I also make lists and try not to get carried away. Keep things simple.

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  64. I stay organized during the holidays by making lists. I keep a spreadsheet on my PC of what gifts we either have in mind for or have bought for members of our family. I also keep a list in my planner of who we received Christmas cards from the previous year (so we can reciprocate) and who else we need to send to.

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  65. Lalita wrote:

    I absolutely love the Martha Stewart line of Avery products!! So so pretty! I love the food labels and have used the return address labels for our holiday cards for several years now…would love to win! Thanks for a fun giveaway πŸ™‚

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  66. jaime wrote:

    Lists help keep me organized! …and scaling back too.

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  67. Carrie wrote:

    I make a weekly to do list, it does help!

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  68. Abby wrote:

    So cute it is! I am not very organized; I try to be with a little notebook, but it just doesn't always happen!

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  69. Jessica W wrote:

    Wow, they have such a variety of items. And now is the perfect time of year to get organized. Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

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  70. I'm a list-fanatic, but this year I decided to dedicate a binder to all things Christmas πŸ™‚

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  71. Patti wrote:

    I stay organized with a planner I make myself. My days are so busy that I need something to keep me on track with my daily play by plays. I keep an abundance of lists in my planner and there is even a place for all my receipts. It's nothing fancy…it does the job but boy wouldn't I love to have Martha's goodness to help me keep it all together. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win some awesomeness.

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  72. Megan Lee wrote:

    I sooo need a planner for next year! This year got too crazy and my tiny wallet calendar wasn't cutting it.

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  73. Erin wrote:

    I try to make sure that I am getting things done for the holidays well ahead of time and keep tracking of everything in my planner. πŸ™‚

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  74. lindsey wrote:

    Martha has such well thought out, aesthetically pleasing products. What's not to love!

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  75. Jennifer wrote:

    I have been in love with this Martha line since it came out but those chalkboard tags are the best!!! I haven't seen them before but I definitely need them.

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  76. I stayed organized with several calendars. Because you are right they either have too much going on or not enough! I NEED that planner!

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  77. I stay organized with lots of spreadsheets – spreadsheets for what cookies we are making this year and how many pounds of flour i need, a spreadsheet for gifts, a spreadsheet for stocking stuffers and recipes… just lots of spreadsheets πŸ™‚

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  78. I do I the old fashioned way….lots of hand written lists!

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  79. The only way for me to stay organized is with lots of lists on my phone, and starting in September!

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  80. I stay organized…well…I try to stay organized with post-its, lots of lists, and my cell phone calendar. LOVE those chalkboard tags.

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  81. Elizabeth wrote:

    I wish I stayed organized during the holidays– I am reading the other comments for tips!

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  82. Lists and phone apps are my helpers to stay organized during the holidays!

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  83. I am a list maker & lover! I make them on my phone, in my planner and on sticky notes whenever inspiration strikes. Sadly, I am not as good at accomplishing everything on my list though.

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  84. Nikki wrote:

    Lists, lots of lists.

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  85. Hoorray for organization! This year i started holiday planning in October and feel all the better for it! i love lists! they are addictive and so useful everywhere!

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  86. {elise} wrote:

    Lists! It's the only way I can remember everything πŸ™‚

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  87. Jen wrote:

    I have a binder full of printables that keeps me organized for the holidays!

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  88. I stay organized with lists upon lists upon lists. New lists, old lists, stolen lists, naughty and nice lists…so many I need a list to keep all my lists straight!

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  89. Tara wrote:

    Lists! Lots and lots of lists – it's the only way I stay organized during the holidays

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  90. Kali wrote:

    I love everything she makes, bust I especially love the planner!

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  91. Mary wrote:

    I need to be more organized for Christmas. I have all of my wrapping paper, bows, labels, and bags in one container. So at least everything is in one spot when I need it.

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  92. Emily wrote:

    I'm incredibly disorganized around holiday season. Here's to a better year!

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  93. aubrey wrote:

    I love using Martha's products at my office. I could definitely use some organizing in my home.

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  94. Ashley wrote:

    That calendar layout is the best!! Can't wait to get the 2014 one!

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  95. Alisa wrote:

    I would love to get some Martha Steward office organizers (for my new command center at home). Love her colors and just how much easier life gets' when you use Martha's stuff.

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  96. Love Martha Stewart products! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  97. I have a Christmas planner that doesn't leave my side!

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  98. I stay organized during the holidays with a generic notebook and pen. I just completed my "Prep for Thanksgiving" page by dividing it into house projects, room cleaning and menu planning. I'd love to win this giveaway…thanks!

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  99. jennyosu57 wrote:

    I stay organized with lots of lists – I'm the list queen!

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  100. I stay organized with my life planner and a holiday app for my phone!

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  101. I start early – as in NOW! We always go away over Thanksgiving, so I have to start early, or I'll be behind the whole time! Christmas lights go up (BUT NOT ON) this weekend!

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  102. I have a holiday binder that I keep track of all my gift ideas, what I've bought, how much I've spent, etc. I like to keep everything on budget b/c my husband and I both have a lot of family and all of our siblings have birthdays in Nov and Dec as well!

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  103. Sara wrote:

    Lists, lists and more lists.

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  104. Courtney wrote:

    I keep track of gifts I've gotten and prices for each year. This way I can make sure I don't repeat gifts.

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  105. this is would be awesome to stay organized this year! LAst year was a mess for me!

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  106. Karen C wrote:

    I have lists on any surface that stops long enough for me to write on it

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  107. I too make tons of lists for gifts, decorations, to dos and the list goes on…

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  108. I usually end up not staying organized during the holidays. I try lists but they never work, I lose them.

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  109. Sammy wrote:

    Lists and schedules, everywhere! They take over. I'm not positive they work, but at least I try πŸ˜‰

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  110. a spreadsheet with all my gift receivers, presents, amount spent and at what store πŸ™‚

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  111. amy wrote:

    So as with everyone apparently on here, I stay organized with lots of LISTS!

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  112. Emily wrote:

    I have a 3 ring binder that my family affectionately calls my Christmas Bible. In it I have a timeline that starts in late October with items that I need to do leading up to Christmas, a list of all the food we have for Christmas Day dinner, recipes for each in clear sheet protectors, an actual detailed timeline of cooking that day, grocery list, gift list & misc. notes. It helps me to enjoy the holidays soooo much more because I know all I need to do is follow my notes.
    I love all this Martha Stewart stuff & it'd help to get me even better organized!

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  113. With tons of to do lists πŸ™‚

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  114. I stay organized during the holidays by not letting things pile up. I get my holiday groove on early…I stay organized through the year by writing down possible gifts for everyone on my list, I pick out my cards early and have them ready for the 1st of December, and I keep everything from holiday programs to bake sales to parties in my daily planner, that I do not leave the house without.

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  115. alwaysamy wrote:

    MS office supplies are so cute… and addicting!

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  116. Mo wrote:

    Lists, lists, and more lists!!! Seems to work so far!

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  117. I lovesmthemtim Stewart. Can't wait to try the planner!

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  118. Kathy Cz wrote:

    Lists on phones, excel and paper

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  119. i love the kraft paper and chalkboard tags…adorable!

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  120. Leslie wrote:

    Love this awesome giveaway!!

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