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This post is sponsored by Big W It is that time of year that you need to start to consider shopping for Christmas gifts. Some love this time of year, like me.  I really enjoy deciding what gifts to buy, finding the right one, wrapping it and most of all watching them open it.  However, my […]

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  • Adorable Printable! Thank you for sharing it!!! I can’t wait to use it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I offered to do my daughters ironing and in return she wrapped all my presents. It was fantastic and has really helped both of us. Last year I babysat and she and her brother did all the food shopping for Christmas. I loved being with the kids and they appreciated some time out.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen

    Could you please take me off the mailing list? Thanks. I couldn’t find the ‘unsubscribe’ button.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Maureen, Sorry it is something you have to do from your computer. If you go to the bottom of the newsletter page you will see the unsubscribe, just click that.ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    It would be great if this list was in your Xmas planner :-)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Leah, you can purchase it in my shop. Here is the link for youhttp://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product/christmas-gift-list/ReplyCancel

42 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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43 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Hiding in the freezer section at Ikea is frozen gingerbread dough.  I don’t like the smell or taste of ginger and rarely make gingerbread for my kids (mean mummy).  However, my kids LOVE gingerbread so I thought I would give this dough a go. I thawed the dough in the fridge and rolled onto a floured […]

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This is a guest post from reader Carissa G Thank you to one of our readers, Carissa for sending through a step by step tutorial for making a Christmas Lantern, a perfect table centrepiece. Before An old unused lantern. Step 1 Clean lantern ready for painting Step 2 Paint lantern.  I used a brush, however you […]

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44 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Molly

    I was just wondering if you were going to be adding any cleaning tasks to the Christmas series like last year?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Molly, No i’m so sorry not this year. I have changed it up a little.:)ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Thanks, Katrina, these are well-timed ideas for me. I like to buy Christmas gifts through the year as I see them on special, so another thing I like to do before I write the gift list is to find all the gifts that are stashed around the house, and assign them to receivers on the list. This way, I know what I already have, who might receive them, and who I still need to buy for.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Love how well organised you are, Rachael!.:)ReplyCancel

45 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Kylee

    Ooh that letter to Santa is adorable, thanks Kat my this will be a great help for me especially as I have no idea what to get this kids this year.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh it is very cute isn’t it Kylee! Hope it helps you.:)ReplyCancel

  • Your Christmas organization ideas are really fantastic. I could really just put together a packing box of Christmas go-tos and get this whole packing and present planning business out of the way based on what you’ve shared here. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

48 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Amanda

    Hi Katrina. My daughter and I had a go at making the reindeer Chupa Chups tonight and they turned out great! The Brisbane Kids website didn’t include a reindeer template with their instructions so here is a link to the one I used:
    http://www.northpolechristmas.com/patternreindeer2.html
    Thanks for the great idea!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is fantastic Amanda! They are so cute and the kids have so much fun in making them!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Packing boxes for wrapping Christmas pressies seems like an awesome idea! Although I wouldn’t just restrict this to Christmas wrapping. I have definitely saved up QUITE an amount of present-wrapping stationary over the years so I might even need a box slightly bigger than the ones here!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Fantastic Audrey.:)ReplyCancel

49 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Jade Parsons

    Hi Kat

    I was wondering if the 2014 Nov & Dec calendar pages from the planner will be available to purchase from your store separately as oppose to buying the whole planner, as I already have this from last year.

    Thanks
    JadeReplyCancel

Last year I created this look shelf nook for all my gift wrapping, but we have changed the room around and no longer have this space.  I have created a portable wrapping basket, which is working really well.  At Christmas time I like to sit in front of the TV and wrap my pressies, so now […]

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  • OMG this is so organized & everything look so perfect. I wish I was as organized as you. Thanks to your blog I am trying to.

    Thanks for sharing this, which also reminds me that I need to go gift shopping!ReplyCancel

50 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more […]

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51 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Lyla

    This is such a fun task day, have been meaning to get my craft box ready and my daughter will really enjoy making the Olaf, that is such a cute idea, thank you for finding it. Those bottles are great I can’t drink just plain water so these are going on my wish list.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      We love Olaf here too, the girls sing the song all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    The Christmas organiser is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE part of your blog/page. I can’t get enough of it! I LOVE Christmas and all its traditions. By the way, you look fabulous. Congratulations on your amazing journey xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh Bec you are so lovely!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, you truly have made me day!.:) x
      I am with you on Christmas too! It is such a beautiful special time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Katrina ???? I’m so happy that I made your day. I love the Christmas traditions your family has that you shared last year. We have a little boy and this will be his second Christmas, we have started some family traditions too ???? it’s such a special and magical time. Bless you & thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas xxxxxReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Oops they were supposed to be smiley faces not question marks!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Awe thank you Bec.:)ReplyCancel