Tuesday 12.05.17

Five Lists for Christmas

As organizers, we LOVE a good list - and with Christmas coming quickly around the corner, it’s important to get and stay organized throughout the holiday season. We found these new Avery® Ultra Tabs® repositionable tabs and they've made our list-making so much simpler (and cuter!) Here are five lists - and a few pro tips - to make everything go smoothly this holiday season.

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1. Gifts
We’re starting with gifts because it’s one of the most fun parts of the holidays! We like to begin by listing all friends & family members that we’ll be buying gifts for. It’s important to brainstorm some gift ideas for each person. Once we decide on the perfect gift, we create a checklist of all the gifts, who they are for, and where to purchase. Since we’ll be referencing this section a lot during the holiday shopping season, it’s so great these Ultra Tabs are so durable. They stand up to a lot of use while shopping for the perfect gift.

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2. Cards
Sending holiday cards can be a big chore. Start early and compile a list of friends and families to send cards to. Make sure you have updated addresses for everyone listed and get a count of how many cards you’ll need! It doesn’t hurt to buy a few extras just in case you make mistakes. Also, did you know that Avery has an online printing service called WePrint? It makes it easy to design your custom printed holiday cards and labels and have them shipped to you.

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3. Menu
Holidays are all about the food, and it’s important to know exactly what we need for our Christmas feast! We like to plan out the menu for the whole day (including breakfast & lunch) ahead of time, so we’re prepared once the day comes! This is the time to note anything that other family members are bringing, and make sure the menu is at least somewhat nutritious. ;-) We’ve been known to make a few drafts before we settle on the perfect menu, so it’s wonderful that we can reposition our Ultra Tabs (even to a new sheet) if need be. With the variety of styles and sizes to choose from we can always find the perfect fit!

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4. Groceries
Once the menu is set, it’s time to make the big grocery shop! The best way to create a grocery list is to organize it – we group like items together and put our list in the order of how we shop the departments. Also, if you simply hate the shopping portion you can use grocery delivery services like Shipt or instacart! Save the hassle and get your items delivered directly to your door.

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5. To-Do
The holidays bring a lot of extra to-dos. We like to keep our holiday to-do list separate from our day-to-day list. It’s super important that this list is easy to find, which is why being able to write on both sides of the Ultra Tabs is so great. Make sure to list everything from wrapping presents to sending cards and everything in between!

You can get your hands on these Ultra Tabs at ecommerce sites and retail stores nationwide. Learn more by visiting www.avery.com/ultratabs

We hope these tips and tricks will help you focus on what's important during Christmas - spending quality time with family and friends. From the NEAT family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season!

xx
the NEAT girls

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