Organizing for the Holidays

Organizing expert, Aby Garvey weighs in on our December theme, with her advice for staying organized and finding more enjoyment this Christmas.

As part of Studio 5’s December theme, “Be Organized”, our resource pick of the month is Simplify 101, a great online tool for the “disorganized” in all of us. Visit to sign up for a free newsletter with clever, quick tips for your organizing dilemmas; read and print articles, loaded with fresh ideas; and even sign up for an online organizational workshop (a unique, practical, and inexpensive gift idea for a friend).

Aby Garvey is the organizing and productivity expert at Simplify 101, and she shares three tips for staying organized this holiday.

1. Understand what’s most important to you and your loved ones.

It isn’t just about getting things done, it’s about doing the right things…those things that make you and your loved one’s the happiest.

2. Make a plan.

Make a list of everything that needs to be done and prioritize it based on deadline and importance.

3. Shop with a list.

Make a list of everyone you need to buy gifts for, your budget, and any ideas you have in mind for them. Then, keep your list with you throughout the season. Having a list will save you money and time…two things we could all benefit from using well during the holidays!

To learn more about Aby and her passion for organization or to purchase workshops, visit

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