Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Works for me Wednesday


I'm a big list maker. When I have things I need to get done, I make a list. It helps keep me focused, and I love to cross things off that I've accomplished. The latest list I've made is a Christmas list. Now - don't get upset that I'm mentioning it. Christmas is 218 days away and you know how time can fly!
My list helps me remember to keep my eyes open for gifts for specific people, helps me avoid the rush when December arrives and helps me get more for my money by getting things when they are on sale.
Starting my Christmas list early works for me! For other tips, visit Kristen at We are THAT Family.

23 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Got my Christmas completed so there!

Mike Golch said...

I just had to,I'm sorry.But it is true.

Nancy said...

You people are just to organized, I can't begin to think of Christmas...

Sandra said...

LOL I'm with Nancy on this one, I am not that organized and besides. I'm the type that will buy something and have to give it right away, I can't hold on to it.

Jane said...

I wish I was that organized. I think shopping year round for Christmas is a great idea....you're able to grab some bargains and not be so stressed out with last minute shopping in December!
Should I send my list to you now or later :-)
Jane

Karin said...

Just the other day I told someone how many days until Christmas! Yup, and just another month and a few days and the days are getting shorter! Imagine, some folks were mad at me, LOL!! Love being organized!

Heart2Heart said...

I need to do this too. It would make my life so much easier and a way to enjoy the holidays instead of all the stress that usually comes from no pre-planning.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

jenniferw said...

I can't believe we're nearly at the year's midpoint and have to start thinking of Christmas. I love Christmas but the gift-buying presents a challenge. I wouldn't even know what to put on a list!

jenniferw said...

I can't believe we're nearly at the year's midpoint and have to start thinking of Christmas. I love Christmas but the gift-buying presents a challenge. I wouldn't even know what to put on a list!

Rebekah said...

I couldn't function without a list. A list lets me get stuff out of my brain to make room for more stuff

Kathy said...

My question is: where, yes where, do you make your lists? Do you have A notebook, or do you use several sheets of paper (that I tend to misplace here and there). How do you keep the organizer/list maker in you organized? Any tips from any other readers would help too. By the way, the list is a GREAT idea!

Lisa said...

I just made my list too. This year, I devoted a notebook to the task. I'm hoping to get most of the shopping done in advance, so I can just enjoy the Christmas season.

Raise Them Up said...

I live by lists, too.

And some years I've had my shopping done by Halloween. But the last few Christmases have caught me shopping last minute.

Thanks for the reminder. Even if it did make me groan. :)

Terri said...

I would only like to be that organized!

Betty said...

I´m with Kathy. The list idea is great, but I keep forgetting where I put it or don´t have it along, when I need it....
Great idea Mari!

Life with Kaishon said...

I think you are so wise...

Hootin' Anni said...

Not only works for you, but makes a whole lotta sense!!!

I make a list of jobs around the house to do. That's about it....I do attempt to make a list for groceries and invariably forget the list!!

LOL

Connie said...

I do make lists but I do not do shopping for Christmas this early.
If I write things down I can put them out of my mind until they need to be done. Especially when I think of things during the night - I write them down.

Mariel said...

I am a list maker, too...just not much of a list finisher!!

~Ginger said...

I told you that you love your lists!

Is my name on the Christmas one? ;)

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I started my list this month, too. I make the presents, so I need a head start!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Did you get ideas for me at Ikea? ;)

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