KITCHEN WEEK! Week EIGHT of the plan sends us into the kitchen this week! It's a big job, but somebody's got to do it! The kitchen is the hear of the home and having it clean and organized for the upcoming season can be nothing but helpful! I don't know about you, but this room sees a lot of action during the next few months! Let's get ready! http://holidaygrandplan.com/holiday-grand-plan/08-kitchen-week OR if you are tackling a different week in your home this week, share your plans for that! Life intervenes and makes us juggle around rooms on the plan often - but the important thing is to keep plugging away at whatever you can! HOLIDAY PREP Make one batch of Holiday Goodies. Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL. Buy two canned food items from menus (get 2 of each item, one to use and one to donate to food drive). Buy 1/8th of TO BUY gifts. Save all receipts, note return policy before buying. Ask for gift boxes. Wrap and label packages. If needing to ship, get some shipping boxes now and store packages in them. Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts. Checkpoint Week! Evaluate Your Progress: If unable to find an item for a person on list contact them or their family for ideas. If a homemade gift is not going well, set it aside for after Christmas and decide on another gift. Buy pumpkin for Halloween. Review costume plans with children.