Fall is such a beautiful season and I know I'm not alone when I say it's my favorite!
Well, I just so happen to have a couple tips for keeping you organized and timely for this delightful time of year, because this is not the time to be behind the 8-ball. This is the beginning of all beginnings...school is in full swing, our schedules are busier then ever and it doesn't let up until January.
Being behind here will stress you all through the holidays. Stay organized with these Planner Perfect, tips:
Do your wardrobe inventory, now
Go through your children's closets and switch out their summer clothes to fall/winter. Assessing what they need, what you can pass down, or give away. Make a list under each child's name with what they'll need for the fall/winter months and purchase little at a time or as budget allows marking off pieces when completed. Click on the link above for full details on wardrobe inventory organization.
This is the time to change out all of the bedding in the house; replacing it with flannel sheets and extra warm blankets and quilts. If you would like to budget for new sheets or need some items for beds to make them warm and cozy, plan for it in your Planner Perfect's, September goal page, to purchase.
Coats, Jackets and Shoes
It's time to go through and find out if winter jackets, hoodies, and cold weather shoes fit. Nothing is worse than not being prepared when you need it and having to shop on the fly. Clean out entry closets of all the beach balls, beach bags and snorkels and swap it out for all you'll need for the chillier months. Children's gloves and hats should be easy to find and now is the time to be organized about this before you need it. *I love this shoe organizer opting as a mitten and glove holder; easy to reach and find for little ones.* Keep it nice and organized. Try baskets to hold items as well; they keep closets orderly and tidy. To recap: Get the entry closets swept out and fresh, replacing summer gear for fall gear; writing down any items family members might need for the cold fall/winter months. Plan in your planner when you want to tackle this so you are mentally organized, too.
I love this one! I get out my box of fall favorites and have a ball placing out my orange cinnamon spice candles, my orange berry garland, fall wreaths, table runners, kitchen towels, and the like. I also love going through the house jotting down all that I want! (I have my eye on these beautiful throw pillows for my leather sofas!) I write all this down in my September goal section so I can get pick them up when budget allows.
Mums and Pumpkins
Get that front porch ready for fall. Put a pot of mums on the stoop along with a couple pumpkins; nothing is more fall...
Deep cleaning now means less scrubbing to do during the holidays when family and friends arrive. Click here for Martha Stewart's fall cleaning tips!
Plan Your Fall Baking
Make a list in your September goal pages in your Planner Perfect, planner, of all your fall baked goodies you'd like to bake. Set a point to bake one day a week each week to bless your family with delicious fall goodies straight from the oven. Check out Planner Perfect Meals for these cookies and more fall baking ideas, menu planning and kid friendly meals.
Plan Fall Crafts and Hobbies
Nothing gets my pen moving more than writing down all I want to create this fall. From crafts my kids would love to make, such as these apple painted bags, from Martha Stewart, to the crocheted pumpkins, fall scarves and gifts I want to make for gifts for the holidays arriving soon. This is the time to be dreaming-up, making a plan, and doing all you want to do and getting a head-start on creating gifts for loved ones! Have fun, use your talents and plan the time.
Fall Book Reads
Oh how I love to read! Make a list of some good books you'd like to get your hands on. Such as, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller and, The Help, by Katheryn Stockett. Grab it and go and read while your daughter is in her gymnastics class for example.
(I always just look periodically at my daughter waving as though I never take my eyes off of her. And then I intensely go back to my reading!)
Click here for more of my book faves!!
There you have it, friends. Some tried-and-true, Planner Perfect Fall Organizing Tips, that will keep you organized, clean, and less stressed! Have fun being planned and organized!
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