Your Personal Assistant for September {Organize}

Since it’s the beginning of the month, Tip Junkie is here as Your Personal Assistant. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule. Here are some of the things to do!

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1. Labor Day is Monday! I hope you’ll plan something fun to do with friends and family.

2. Check birthdays for the month, buy cards & presents, get them ready to mail or deliver. If you have a child’s birthday this month, plan it and get out the invites.

3. Let’s start the month off right and make a list of the things that are causing you added stress. Make a list of the big ones as well as the little ones. Is something in the house that’s broken, is there an insurance issue you need to take care of, do you need an extra trash can upstairs to help keep things tidy?

Once you’ve thought it out and made your list, plan a day this week as your “ongoing problem day” and finally resolve those issues that need to be resolved. You’ll be glad that you did!

4. Halloween is next month and my favorite holiday, therefore Tip Junkie has the most creative and fabulous Halloween ideas! Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:

5. Clear schedule for book club, girls night out, BUNCO, and other rotating activities. Make sure you have child care, your food assignment, etc. Here’s how to start a dinner club.

6. If you are doing a food storage, time to check the schedule and buy next on the list. Don’t forget to put some cash in there as well.

7. Change AC house filter.

8. Write one grandparent a letter, artwork, or card.

9. Plan Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter dates.

10. Plan a date night with your man. Swap kids with a friend or schedule the babysitter in advance.  If you need some fun dates, check out or How to Date Your Spouse ideas over on the TJ Community.

Family Events Coming Up:

11. Fall can be such a busy time of the year. As you organize yourself this month, look ahead to the end of the year. This way you can stay ahead of the game and things won’t sneak by.

  • What fall school parties are you in charge of?
  • What fall birthday’s do you need to make/buy gifts for? {They sneak up on you – so get them now}
  • Finalize your Thanksgiving plans like lodging, who’s attending, food assignments, and start thinking about games and activities to make it more memorable.
  • Are you going to host a Christmas party?  If so, for Adults or Families?
  • Are you going to host a New Years party this year?

Start Planning Christmas

12. Start making plans for Christmas, where you’re going to stay, who’s family to visit, travel arrangements, etc.

Looking for homemade gift ideas to make this Christmas?  The Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has over 900 free patterns and tutorials so that you can find the perfect gift.  It even has a gift finder!  You can search for homemade gift patterns by:

If your family draws names for Christmas, September is a good time to do it. This way you know who to buy for.

If your purchasing your gifts, spread out your Christmas expenses buy purchasing a couple gifts each month from the Mom-preneur Shops. Every penny you spend goes to support another woman and her family.  {{fabulous!}}

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What do you do in September to get your home organized?

Let me know below in the comments or we can chat about it over on the Tip Junkie Facebook page. I adore hearing from you and really want to help you plan your month. {{wink}}


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  1. WOW! That is overwhelming, especially thinking about Christmas. I can barely plan all that is going on in the next 10 days. There are so many adjustments this time of the year.

  2. Thank you for the tips above. I was starting to get overwhelmed with the holidays fast approaching, but I’m
    going to take a day to organize. Great tips!

  3. Yay, pleased I am not the only one thinking of Christmas. I sadly starting getting presents for the kids last month, when I would find a good deal or something on clearance. I have nearly done my shopping for them.. I know really really sad. but I budget every week so I have pocket money. I don’t want to get to Christmas and worry about my budget.

  4. I get the furnace and fireplace inspected and cleaned so that they are ready to use when we need them. I also have the carpets cleaned and windows washed so they are clean when we close up for cool weather. My Fall decorating is done for outdoors by the second week in September and indoors is done as soon as the carpets are cleaned. I also make my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards and any Fall birthday cards I need at the beginning of the month. My Garden clean-up is usually done by the last week of the month. I also buy anything I need for Halloween and start planning my Thanksgiving weekend menu.{we have lots of house guests then}

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