‘Tis the season for LOTS of list-making and organizing if you want to stay sane. Christmas is so hectic with shopping, events, decorating, and on-and-on. I’m all for anything that helps me stay in the moment to enjoy the holidays, and being organized does just that.
When I don’t write things down, they are constantly bopping around my head nagging me at the most inopportune times. Like when I’m trying to sleep!
Several years ago I started carrying around a Christmas shopping list with all our gift recipients to help me keep track of gift ideas and our budget. Before, I’d be rattling off names in my head trying to remember who we had already bought for, and who was left to shop for.
This year, I decided to upgrade from my normal piece of notebook paper to a pretty printable that I could share with all of you! I fold it into thirds so it fits easily in my purse and I can grab in during any impromptu shopping excursions.
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I also teamed up with Angela from Blue i Style to solve another gifting dilemma. Do you ever buy things throughout the year for Christmas, birthdays, etc? Have you ever forgot that you had them? Or hidden a present and then forget to wrap it? Yep, it happens to the best of us!
Angela created a free printable gift tracker that you can use to list all the gifts you’ve purchased. Once they are wrapped and gift tagged, mark them off your list!
So simple and yet SO helpful! I’m loving that she included an occasion column because it makes the tracker functional all year long AND keeps me straight on what I’ve purchased for Christmas and what I’ve purchased for all the family birthday that hit right around Christmas. No more trying to keep it straight in my head!
And here’s a handy image to pin so you remember where to find your printables every year.
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Her work has been featured in print in Better Homes & Gardens and Room to Create Magazine, and online by HGTV, House Beautiful, Buzzfeed, & more.
In 2018 & 2019, Melissa was named as a Style Maker by Better Homes & Gardens. In 2019, Polished Habitat was shortlisted for the Amara Blog Awards Best Interior Styling Blog - International.