Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Works For Me: Christmas Organizer Notebook

In honor of Works-For-Me Wednesday, I will share about my Christmas Organizer Notebook.

I bought a small, simple, purse-sized notebook at the Dollar Store. Throughout the year, every time I find a great price on a present, I buy it and write it down in my notebook. Lately, I've been also writing down where I hide it in my house because, well, you know........Anyway, by the time November hits, I'm usually about 80% done with my Christmas shopping. And, I've spread the cost out over the year so it doesn't all hit at once!

I've done this for three years now, so I can look back in my notebook and see what I bought for Aunt Matilda back in 2006 (no duplicate gifts!). Recently, I started writing down birthday gifts as well.

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Susan said...

I love that idea ... it beats trying to remember all the details in my head! Also, neat to see you used to be a counselor. I used to be an elementary teacher, and like you, I'm now home with the kids. It's a great life!

Mimi said...

It is a great idea. I know because I've done it since 1999. So, I know everything I've given everyone since then and don't worry about say, giving So-and-so another green sweater! Love you, Mom

Lynn said...

Great idea. I need to do this. Thanks.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Excellent ideas, especially writing down what you got for people.

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea.. too late to start now, but I will definitely try it next year. I need to get more organized and I know this would really help