November, 2015Welcome to our monthly organizing checklist. There's a different organizing suggestion for you to do every day of the month--all easy, down-to-earth, and no thinking 'what should I do?' required. When the month changes, so does our checklist. Join our weekly newsletterto be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here____ Nov 1Daylight savings time ends at 2AM today. You may have to set your clock BACK one hour depending on where you live. Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.____ Nov 2If you will be traveling for the holidays, make reservations (airline, hotel, car rental) early.____ Nov 3Make a lighter dinner tonight…perhaps sandwiches? ____ Nov 4Inspect washing machine hoses for cracks or bulges. It’s faster to inspect than deal with a flooded floor.____ Nov 5If you have a big family get together for Thanksgiving and/other upcoming holidays, begin to plan it. Who will host? Who is in charge of what? What should each person bring?____ Nov 6It is a good time to start planning for Christmas, or other December celebrations. Think about what you want to get for people and watch for sales. Buy stocking stuffers when you see them. Jot hiding spaces down in a notebook..____ Nov 7Do any paint touch ups that are needed inside. ____ Nov 8Clean the oven.____ Nov 9Delete 3 items on your TO DO list that aren’t really necessary.____ Nov 10Tidy the coat closet and be sure gloves have mates and are ready to wear.Want tons of great ideas for getting organized at home and in the office? Check out my books, Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Home and Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Office. Now available in both print and digital PDF format.____ Nov 11Wash throw rugs and bathmats. These are so easy to forget about.____ Nov 12Schedule carpet cleaning or set aside a day to do it yourself. ____ Nov 13 If you have a septic tank, get it pumped.____ Nov 14Donate to your local food pantry.____ Nov 15Clean out the pantry and get rid of expired foods.Keeping on top of everything going on in your life is easy, when you have the Get Organized Now!™ Easy Organizer.____ Nov 16Plan your Thanksgiving menu. What can be made ahead of time and frozen? Or what can be bought already prepared? Do you need a new tablecloth or other holiday decor?____ Nov 17Check your baking supplies and pans. Is there anything you need for holiday cooking?____ Nov 18If china needs washing or silver needs polishing for Thanksgiving, don't leave it until the last minute.____ Nov 19Prepare the guest room if you expect company for the holidays. Check the bathroom the guests will be using too. Does it need more soap or toilet paper?____ Nov 20Clean out your car.____ Nov 21Don’t forget to thaw the turkey. Thawing slowly in the refrigerator is much safer than trying to do it last minute out on the counter. Allow 24 hours in the refrigerator for every 4-5 pounds of turkey.____ Nov 22Clean kitchen appliances —toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, etc.____ Nov 23Vacuum your sofa and chairs well.____ Nov 24Sharpen kitchen knives. ____ Nov 25Watch a A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving..____ Nov 26Enjoy time with family and friends, thankful for the people in your life. Spending Thanksgiving alone? Consider helping out at a food kitchen.____ Nov 27Avoid Black Friday crowds. Stay home and enjoy a good book or a movie instead.____ Nov 28If your home’s air is dry, add a humidifier.____ Nov 29Plan some warm and hearty slow cooker dinners. Use that leftover turkey carcass to make some great turkey soup.____ Nov 30Either at home or work, do something to brighten your space — add some fresh flowers or a photo that makes you happy.
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