GON Organizing Checklist
October, 2016 I love the crisp, fresh feeling of an organized life…and you will too! Follow our NEW October, 2016 Organizing Checklist! Join our weekly newsletter to be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here ____ Oct 1 Ladies, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When was your last mammogram? Schedule one if it has been a year. Men, what annual appointment are you due to get? ____ Oct 2 Think ahead to Halloween costumes for everyone. If you are making them, get the materials. Otherwise, shop early before the good ones are gone. ____ Oct 3 In many parts of the country, this is a good month to plant bulbs for spring. Order online or buy in a store and get them in the ground. ____ Oct 4 It’s National Taco Day. That makes dinner planning easy. ____ Oct 5 Do you need new fall decorations, perhaps a new wreath for the door, or a new centerpiece? Change cushions, bedspreads and other décor to reflect the season. Fall dishtowels and placemats are easy changes too.  ____ Oct 6 Have a closet clean-up. Get rid of summer clothes you did not wear or that are worn out. Then organize clothes by type (blouses, skirts, jeans, etc.) and color. It will look much neater . .____ Oct 7 The weather is probably pleasant, so it is a good opportunity to wash windows. Remember to clean outdoor light fixtures too. ____ Oct 8 Dust, wash or vacuum curtains, blinds, etc. Clean window sills and tracks. ____ Oct 9 Its National Moldy Cheese Day. You could eat some good blue cheese, or this could be a reminder to clean out the refrigerator. ____ Oct 10 It’s Columbus Day. Celebrate by exploring something new, anything from a museum exhibit to a new cookbook. Strive to learn something new. 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 ____ Oct 11 October is a good month to declutter the attic, while it is neither too hot nor too cold. ____ Oct 12 Watch for specials on Halloween candy at local stores. ____ Oct 13 Change furnace or AC filters. Schedule servicing if needed. ____ Oct 14 Put away patio furniture and other warm weather things that might still be out. If your weather gets cold this early, get covers for faucets ready or in place. ____ Oct 15 Sweetest Day. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Maybe plan a special dinner. 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 ____ Oct 16 Take care of garden chores, like pruning, mulching, and last harvests. Drain hoses if necessary and put them away. After the last mowing, drain your mower and clean it well for next year. ____ Oct 17 National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. Yep, time to weed out old email and files.  Then back things up. Most of us need a day like this about once a month. ____ Oct 18 If you rake a lot of leaves, start a compost bin. Or add them to the existing one. ____ Oct 19 Defrost your freezer and make a list of the contents. Use things before they are freezer burned. ____ Oct 20 Pick a drawer or two to declutter today. How about a bedside table drawer? Or, if you are feeling brave, the junk drawer? ____ Oct 21 Clean the ceiling fans. Then change the direction to clockwise to push warm air down. ____ Oct 22 Visit a pumpkin patch for Halloween pumpkins. Buy for decorating, to carve, or both. ____ Oct 23 Catch up on mending, perhaps while watching a football game or movie on TV. ____ Oct 24 Clean and sweep the front porch in anticipation of next week’s trick or treaters. Check for things on the sidewalk that might trip people. ____ Oct 25 The weather is probably cooling down, it’s a good time to make some soup or chili. Double the recipe and put a batch in the freezer for a busy day. ____ Oct 26 Be sure your fireplace is ready for cold weather, clean, and with logs nearby. ____ Oct 27 Declutter magazines that have piled up and recycle them. ____ Oct 28 Check hoses and connections for your washer and dryer. Replace old hoses, etc. before there is a leak. ____ Oct 29 National Cat Day. Give Kitty some extra treats or get her a new toy. Be sure her shots are up to date! ____ Oct 30 Finish any Halloween preparations, making/buying costumes, goodies, decorating. Do your trick or treaters have flashlights? Are your porch lights working? ____ Oct 31 Halloween. Fix an easy dinner for this busy day/evening. Have your bowl of treats ready by the door, and the porch light on.
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