Your Personal Assistant for October [freebies]

It’s time to get organized for October! Can you believe October is already here? Tip Junkie is here help you stay on top of your game this fall as Your Personal Assistant. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule. Here are some of the things to do!

I’d love to hear what you do to keep your life balanced and a little more organized for October.  Please leave your comments at the bottom so we can learn and tweak the system to make it better for all of us.  {high fives}

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Your Personal Assistant

Tip Junkie is coming full circle to make ‘Your Personal Assistant‘ reminders more interactive.  This has been a goal of mine for a few years and with technology I can now make it happen for you. {nerdy giggle}

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Moments That Matter ~ Daily Tips

1. Let’s get clicky with my Moments that Matter Photo Challenge where you can capture moments that matter from your camera phone. For more details, click here!  I have found it’s a great way to use the camera on my phone as a grateful journal while I’m *trying* to put some balance into my crazy life.

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Print October Calendars

2.  Be sure to grab the October Calendars I’ve made ya:

Get Organize!

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?

4.  Once you’ve thought it out and made your list, next 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!

5.  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 or enjoy a dinner party.

6. If you are doing 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. Write one grandparent a letter, artwork, or card.  Here are some simple grandparent gift ideas if you want to get a little fancy for Grandma or Grandma.
8. Plan Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter dates.  These 14 Kids Crafts to Make with Pine Cones ideas would make a great date idea.  Take a walk to talk and gather pine cones and then craft together!
9. Plan a date night with your man; arrange the babysitter in advance.
10.  Plan a Girl’s Only Weekend or some well deserved pampering with your besties to celebrate surviving the summer. {Be sure to invite me!}

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11. If you’re wanting to be more organized then print off the Executive Homemaker binder where you can keep track of everything in one place as well as printable worksheets to help keep you organized and on task. I put a lot of work My Life Story Planner.  It’s a great way to organize your memories and papers into one place.  This Adorable Free 2017 Printable Calendar is a must have, too! {{wink}} We also adore these Recipe Card Templates!

12.  Pick one space in your house that you’d like to organize this month.  Here are some ideas to help!

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13. 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.

Here are a few other events that I might be able to help you plan something creative and fun… click any of the links below:

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14. Get ready to celebrate fun holidays (here’s the complete list)!  Halloween, Ways to Serve, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are coming up, and these free printable lists  with ideas to do to celebrate and serve others are fabulous. Just print and display!

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15. It’s time to start planning for Christmas! If your family draws names for Christmas, October is a good time to do it. This way you know who to buy for.

Here are some fabulous DIY Christmas Crafting tutorials that are perfect for starting in October!

Find your perfect project via age, person, and estimated cost with Tip Junkie’s Tip Finder.

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16.  Halloween is THIS month and my favorite holiday so it’s not surprising that Tip Junkie has the most creative and fabulous Halloween ideas! {wink}

You’ll find Halloween Craft Tutorials, Halloween Party Food & Recipes, Halloween Party Ideas, Halloween DIY Decor, Family and Child Costume Ideas, Crafty Pumpkins, Trunk or Treat ideas and more!

I’ve had so much fun putting together new Halloween posts with over 200 new Halloween ideas, so be sure to check them out and upload yours!


17.  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.  Tip Junkie has tons of amazing party ideas,  birthday themes, party favor, game, party food, decor ideas and free printables.

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18.  Tip Junkie Food has TONS recipes for baking as well as dinner recipes, all with pictured instructions to learn or how to make.

A Few To Do’s:

  • Finalize your plans on what your kiddos want to be for Halloween. October goes by quick!  Also pick out a couple new Halloween home decor items you want to make to spruce up your abode.
  • Finalize your Thanksgiving plans.
  • Start making plans for Christmas. Not only gifts but where you’re going to stay, whose family to visit, travel arrangements, etc.

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If you want to remind yourself to head on over to Tip Junkie at the beginning of every month for this segment, here’s a button you can put on your blog.

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Don’t miss out… This month I am committed to promote women in business so you’ll Buy Mom Made this holiday season with FREE Giveaways! Stop by every Monday and leave a quick comment for your chance to win prizes over $75.

Ends Sunday, October 1st:  $75 Target Gift Card
Ends Sunday, October 8th:  Lazy Girl’s Guide to Lightroom, $95 value {coming soon}
Ends Sunday, October 15th: Soft Line Design {coming soon}
Ends Sunday, October 22nd:  Gardening Bundle {coming soon}
Ends Sunday, October 29th:  Creative Khadja {coming soon}

I’ll open the giveaways every Monday and close them every Sunday. So don’t worry, you’ll have an entire week to leave a quick comment.  You can also join my weekly newsletter if you want an extra heads up.

Whoohoo!!  Women in business ROCK

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How do YOU organize and plan for October?

P.S.  Join the conversations over on the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials you need.

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  1. Thanks for the list…It seems like I am always behind so maybe this might help me. My kids have come to know my phrase very well..”I haven’t gotten that far”

  2. Thank you for helping my to keep on track Laurie! I have a bazillion DIY projects in the works (a bazillion and one thanks to your awesome site and cool craft ideas!) and I need all the organizational help I can get!

  3. Yay! Thanks Laurie, I love this monthly post. Makes me think of things I would otherwise forget about.

  4. Wow, this is such a comprehensive list! Thanks to Tip Junkie for being our personal assistant as of the beginnin of the month, Alison

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