Kathi Burns on NBC News Channel 7 with News Anchor Bill Menning ~ Tips to help you get organized for the upcoming holiday season.
Bill: Oh what a beautiful shot of downtown San Diego and lovely looking off to the east from there. Beautiful weather here as we go into the Christmas season, so much to do, and great weather to do it in. In fact, we’re talking about the holidays. Are you the organized type, everything in its place? Or are you more like me, wish you were organized but not so much? Well when it comes to your holiday items, now you can be that way because Kathi Burns is here this morning, the founder of Add Space to Your Life with holiday organization made easy. Kathi, great to see you again!
Kathi: Thank you, Bill.
Bill: You have some great ideas, I’m actually half way there on this one.
Bill: We have something like this but I think you take it to another level.
Kathi: Good job, Bill! This is the first out bin. This is the bin that you should pull out the very thing as you are working up and getting into the holidays.
Bill: What’s in it?
Kathi: What’s in it? Of course you have to get in the mood. We have our wrapping paper, we have all the things – tags and ribbons and bows, but the key here is your CDs…
Bill: And you have my favorite one, I love that – Charlie Brown.
Kathi: Charlie Brown…and then we’re always scrambling around for where are the cards? So you keep your holidays cards that you bought the year before right in there. So this will start getting your ramped up and in the mood for the holidays. You pull this out first before everything else.
Bill: As soon as the turkey is put away after Thanksgiving, grab this first.
Kathi: Pull out the first out bin and you’re set to go.
Bill: Great, what is this?
Kathi: This is an organizing binder of course.
Bill: I love how you’re looking at it, it’s a great thing.
Kathi: What happens with this is this is a way to keep everything organized. Of course you have your stamps and your labels, and your favorite pen. But you get into it, and you have your Christmas list, you have ideas about what you might to purchase, you can put these in all throughout the year, the receipts if you buy them in case there are exchanges and returns, and you can go further of course into your Christmas card list, keeping track of who you sent to, if you send them out make a little check mark if yes, those are gone.
Bill: I’m so impressed.
Kathi: And then, your favorite recipes because how often do you scramble to find your favorite nut bread or whatever, Mexican rolls. And so right there are all the recipes that you make during the holidays.
Bill: You know what I call this? Scary organized. I’m impressed, I’m so envious because I’m not that way, but we all know how much easier it is…oh I look goofy…how much easier it is when we are that way. But here’s my style. This is really really easy when it comes to putting it away.
Kathi: I love this. Many, many people keep returning their decorations into their original containers. It takes a really long time.
Bill: It sure does!
Kathi: And it takes up a lot of space when they get old, and then they get nasty. So whenever you open up this box using the popcorn, everything is really safe and sound and you use the popcorn and it’s so easy to unpack. The kids love it because they get to dig in and kind of like a free for all that you’re going to hang up, they get to dig in and pull something out and say, okay this is how we’re going to hang up our decorations. The most important thing I think whenever you’re bringing back out Christmas is to have it come out in a way that is happy.
Bill: Happy, you’re absolutely right!
Kathi: Not just come out tired, just like “Ugh!”
Bill: I get so bummed out every time we decorate! Kathi Burns, thank you very much! Founder of Add Space to Your Life, great ways to make holidays decorations easy. We appreciate it!
Kathi: Thank you, Bill. Happy Holidays!
Bill: For more information, just go to our website at NBC10SanDiego.com and click on Mornings on NBC 7/39. Now here’s Whitney with a reason to wear a hat as you head outside this morning, right Whit?