Review: 30 Days to Christmas (Procrastinator’s Edition)

Review: 30 Days to Christmas (Procrastinator’s Edition)

I am a procrastinator when it comes to Christmas and any Holiday in general. I’m the one running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to find those elusive items on my daughters’ wish lists. And I just didn’t suddenly start procrastinating when I had kids.

It seems like it’s some kind of family tradition handed down from my mom to do Christmas shopping last minute. Maybe it’s because I don’t really like to shop that I put things off. But you would think that would spur me on to get it done as early as possible.

But alas no.

So when I came across ListPlanIt and Jennifer’s 100 Days series, I was intrigued. I have been a user of the List Plan It site for a long time. Any type of list you want they have.

But back to Christmas planning.

I was sent a review copy last year of List Plan It’s 100 Days to Christmas ebook. While I found it helpful and chock full of lists and guidance to help me through the holidays, it was too long of a time for me to plan out. I don’t usually plan that far ahead. After all I’m a “spur of the moment” girl.

But then they came out with the 30 Days to Christmas ebook. Now that’s right up my alley! I can plan a month in advance, especially if I have daily step by step instructions. Which is what this guide offers.

And….it’s the PROCRASTINATOR’S edition. Hello? Yes, that’s me!

So Jennifer sent me a review copy and I just say I love the format and how she lays out what you need to be concentrating on daily. It even includes checklists at the end for every checklist that she recommends you use for your planning.

Whether you want to print out the lists and put them in your binder or fill it out within the ebook and have it on your phone or tablet, this planner will keep you organized. I was able to fill in the lists right on my iPad. Jennifer even helps you prepare for Thanksgiving.

All in all I love this helpful ebook and think you will too. And it won’t break the bank.

So let’s run down the deets.

Who Is This Guide For

  • Last minute planners.
  • People who have started planning, but need a kick in the pants.
  • Non-planners who need a plan.

What Will You Learn

  • A breakdown of the most important tasks in the 30 days leading up to Christmas.
  • The days span November 25 to December 25.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • The digital edition is only $8.

They also have a Facebook page where you can hang out and get advice from other procrastinators, ahem, I mean planners :-). Check in daily to keep on track with that days tasks.

Here’s an excerpt:

30 Days to Christmas: Procrastinator’s Edition excerpt

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100 Days To Christmas Kicks Off Today!

Have you heard? Today is ListPlanIt.com’s 100 Days to Christmas Kickoff!

What is that you ask? Well 100 Days to Christmas is a book that will give you inspirational and motivational doses to get you through the holiday season. The book contains over 109 pages of information and checklists to keep you organized this Christmas.

They also have a Facebook page where you can join in on the daily discussions with others. There is no time like the present to start planning for Christmas. It will be here before you know it.

The eBook is only $5! That’s a bargain! You can also get a hardcopy mailed to you to follow along and get organized with others.

You can get the eBook by clicking the picture below. (affiliate link)

Having A Hassle Free Holiday

***This article originally appeared in my Help-Organize-Life.com newsletter. I thought it would be a timely post to share with my readers here also. Enjoy!***

Christmas Cake

Image credit: Sharon Grimshaw

The Holidays are upon us! How ready are you for the onslaught of this crazy time of year? What is your game plan for pulling off the most stress free Holiday season possible? Well if you have no earthly idea or your answer is nothing to any of these questions then you are in luck. Having a game plan for the Holiday season will ensure that you will enjoy every single second and will be able to relax with family and friends. Follow the five steps outlined below to get started on the right foot.

 

STEP 1: Game Plan

List and prioritize your Holiday activities. Make your gift and card lists now. Set your limit (budget) for gift giving to family and friends.

STEP 2: Group and Reduce

Work from the above list and eliminate the activities you and your family do not wish to continue. Eliminate the activities from your prioritized list that you and your family do not wish to attend or participate in. Don’t feel bad when you do this. Your time is valuable and your Holidays should be spent doing activities that you and your family would enjoy, not what you should or were guilted into doing. Get your family to help you pick out what activities they would like to do also.

Also pare down your gift giving list and card list. Make sure that you have up-to-date contact information for everyone on your list. Buy your Christmas cards in bulk for work friends and people that you are not that close to but have to give a card to.

STEP 3: Assign a Place

Once you have your lists cut down and all your information in place, create a place to put this list so that you will have a much easier time next year and will be able to make adjustments as time goes on.

This list is what you will now use to create your timeline for the rest of the month.

STEP 4: Contain and Label

On your family calendar write down when, where and what you are going to do each activity and any other days necessary to complete the activity. Try to give yourself plenty of time to complete everything that you have planned without feeling rushed.

 STEP 5: Evaluate and Maintain

Is this plan easy to follow? If not revisit and tweak as needed to you or anyone else in your family can pick up the list and carry out the tasks with no problem. Revisit your list on a yearly basis to make sure that it still fits with you and your families lifestyle.

Now that you have a game plan you and your family can take any activities or invitations that may come up and decide against your holiday calendar if it will fit into your schedule and not the other way around. You will be assured to have a stress free Holiday by following this game plan.