GON Organizing Checklist
September, 2016 Fall into a wonderfully organized life this autumn. Start with our NEW September, 2016 Organizing Checklist! Join our weekly newsletter to be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here ____ Sep 1 Even if you have no kids, or are an empty nester, there is a sense of renewal about September--a time to reboot. Perhaps get back to morning walks as the weather cools, try a new class at the gym, or schedule some hot apple cider time with friends out on the deck. ____ Sep 2 Plan a special dinner for the first day back to school. No kids? Plan a special dinner just because. ____ Sep 3 Pack away swimsuits, pool toys, and beach towels if appropriate. ____ Sep 4 It's a holiday weekend. Allow extra time to get to places if you will be on the road. ____ Sep 5 Labor Day. Have one more picnic or some other fun family activity to celebrate.  ____ Sep 6 Make some time to begin that book you have promised yourself you’d start . .____ Sep 7 Clean out and tidy the hall closet for fall and winter outerwear. ____ Sep 8 Check your calendar for upcoming birthdays. Buy cards and gifts if you need them. ____ Sep 9 Make an appointment to get heating and cooling systems serviced. It's probably not cold yet, but you will be ahead when it is and when everyone else will need service. ____ Sep 10 Clean up and clean out the laundry room. It likely saw extra use this summer. Want a clutter-free home once and for all? Check out my brand new Goodbye Clutter resource! Visit: http://www.getorganizednow.com/goodbye-clutter-sl.html?cl ____ Sep 11 Grandparents Day. Be sure the kids (even the grown up ones) do something nice for grandma and grandpa. ____ Sep 12 If your fireplace and chimney need cleaning, schedule a time to have it done. ____ Sep 13 Make an appointment to have your carpets cleaned. ____ Sep 14 Bake some cookies for impromptu guests or for after-school snacks, or to just give to friends. ____ Sep 15 Clean and store patio furniture if you are finished using it for the year. Do you want more time in your day to get things done AND to find the time to do what you love? Check out my 501 Tips and Ideas for Finding More Time resource! Visit: http://www.getorganizednow.com/time.html?cl ____ Sep 16 If you expect to travel over the holidays, it is not too soon to be looking at airfares. ____ Sep 17 Yes, it is only mid September, but it is not too early to think ahead to holiday gifts. Buying things here and there through the months leading up to December can ease the stress of big shopping trips and lots of bills at once. ____ Sep 18 Have you ever wondered what happened to some of the people you went to high school or college with? If you do Facebook, look someone up and say hello if you are comfortable with that. ____ Sep 19 Begin fall garden clean up. Deadhead, prune back, do last harvests…whatever you need to do to begin to get the garden ready for winter. ____ Sep 20 Set the breakfast table the night before to make things slightly less hectic in the mornings. ____ Sep 21 International Day of Peace, also Gratitude Day. What are you grateful for? People who make it a regular practice to feel grateful for things in their lives report being happier than those who do not. ____ Sep 22 Visit the farmers market and see what is in season now. Skim cookbooks or the Internet for fresh ideas for fall meals. ____ Sep 23 Clean bedding. Wash sheets, blankets, duvet covers , etc. Clean pillows. Vacuum the mattress, and if appropriate, turn it. Exchange summer bedspreads for fall or winter ones. ____ Sep 24 Add some fall blooming plants to your porches. ____ Sep 25 Clean out a desk drawer, or more than one if you are feeling ambitious. ____ Sep 26 If you are making something for dinner that freezes well, double the recipe and put one in the freezer for a busy night. ____ Sep 27 Bring out fall themed pillows to freshen the living room and family room…and fall themed dish towels to refresh the kitchen. ____ Sep 28 National Good Neighbor Day. Have a neighborhood cookout, bake something for your neighbors, or do something helpful. ____ Sep 29 Get your roof inspected. It is unpleasant to find leaks at any time, but especially during the cold weather! ____ Sep 30 It's Mud Pack Day. (really, I could not make this up.) Get together with girlfriends and have a mudpack party, or if mud is not your thing, maybe mani-pedi's. Or just schedule one for yourself and enjoy some "me time".
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