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The Organizette!, Issue #97 -- Post Office Tips and Tidying Up
December 06, 2016

Welcome to the Newsletter. I hope you enjoy getting the newsletter and that it helps to keep you on track with your organizing goals. Remember, you can get a lot done in only 10 minutes of decluttering and organizing!

Table of Contents

-Monthly Mission – Tidy Up and Think Ahead
-Check Out These Pages! – Relevant pages and new site additions
-Holiday 2016 Shipping Deadlines


The holiday season is in full force and time continues to slip by quickly! I know that we have school and work right up until Christmas Eve day, leaving very little time to get the gifts bought and wrapped and the cookies made, not to mention tidying up! But we shall continue to make our lists, prioritize what needs to get done, and tackle each item one at a time. Hang in there!

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The Monthly Mission – Tidy Up and Think Ahead

If you’re like me, your plate is already plenty full this month. Our mission this month is simply to tidy up, catch up and then to think about what’s ahead for our organizing goals. To read more about the monthly mission for December, click here.

Keeping the Family Organized

Amy Knapp''s Big Grid Wall Calendar
is my ALL TIME favorite calendar with its huge boxes! And it's time to order a new one! With kids in school, I find it easier to use a 16 month calendar from August to August and this one works perfectly. Plus, it's super affordable!

If you prefer to go digital, you might enjoy the Cozi Family Organizer. You can sync everyone's schedules together at no charge.

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I Can't Wait!

If you’re in a hurry to put some order back into your home, perhaps Mimi Tanner's unique method will give you that jumpstart. Check out her method at Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately.

Check Out These Pages!

Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.

Holiday Organizing Checklist - Here is a basic list to get you started planning for a relaxing holiday season.

Grocery Shopping Tips - Do you need to streamline your shopping trips? Learn how to get in and out in less than an hour, once a week.

Christmas Organizing - Everything you need to keep in order from meals to gifts, to get ready for the holidays.

Meal Planning - Plan ahead for meals to reduce trips to the grocery store and save time.

Time Savers - Here are a few quick time savers to make your day run more efficiently.

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Holiday 2016 Shipping Deadlines

The USPS is expecting Monday December 19th to be the busiest day at the post office for mailing cards and packages. Avoid that day if you can!

The busiest delivery day for packages is expected to be Thursday December 22nd.

If you have lots of family and friends who live out of town, or even out of country, you better get a move on it if you want to ship them gifts and have them arrive on time!

If you’re shipping internationally, depending on the country you want to ship to, this week may be the last week in which you can ship without paying extra fees for quicker service. You might have a little more time if you’re shipping to people in the military. For both, you need to go to the United States Postal Service web page and input your details to get the specific shipping deadlines.

For domestic shipping in the United States, ground shipments should be mailed by December 15th. The First Class mail deadline is December 20th and the Priority Mail deadline is December 21st.

Be sure to check with the post office for additional details regarding deadline dates, having packages picked up from your home, and having postage stamps or shipping boxes delivered directly to your front door to help avoid those long lines at the post office.

For additional tips on how to properly pack your parcels and get your packages shipped and delivered safely and on time, see the USPS Blog here.

Until next time, happy organizing!

Tracy Greene

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