It’s time to get organized for September!  Tip Junkie is here to help usher in Fall as Your Personal Assistant. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule. Here are some of the things to do!  

1. Let's get clicky with my Moments that Matter Photo Challenge. Capture moments that matter from your camera phone. Since the new year is a great time to capture Moments that Matter, AND get ORGANIZED, I'’ve picked a word each day that we can all capture with our camera phones to help us photo journal these joyous moments, AS WELL AS a phrase a day to help stay ORGANIZED. Share them or keep them for yourself, but enjoy the moment!

For more details, click here! Pick either one of the photo journal prompts and click away!

A. Simplify ~ Moments that Matter

B. Productive ~ Your Personal Assistant

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Back to School!

2. The kids are back in school or heading back right about now. This year plan something really special and start a new tradition:

If you’'re wanting to make something special for Meet The Teacher, I’'ve got your back with several amazing and creative homemade teacher gift ideas, including these 15 Must Try Meet the Teacher Ideas!

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

Christmas in July 2014 just ended and I have a FULL month of crafting tutorials from the event that are perfect to get you crafting early!

Christmas Crafting Tutorials:

4. Plan a Girls Only Weekend with your besties to celebrate surviving the summer. {{Be sure to invite me!}}

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.

Halloween

6.  Halloween is next 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 and more!  You’ll love:

Be on the lookout for new Halloween posts that I guarantee will knock your socks off, new for 2014!  {{I’'ve totally got your back!}}
 

7. 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.

8. Change AC house filter.

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

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

11. Plan a date night with your man, arrange the babysitter in advance.

Family Events Coming Up:

12. 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?

13.  If you want to get a space in your house organized, these ideas might help!  25 Ways to Organize with a Clipboard, 17 Organized Homework Stations, and 10 Stylish Family Schedule and Command Center Ideas

14. 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?

15. 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.

16.  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!

To Do:

  • Start brainstorming and get an idea of what your kiddos want to be for Halloween. Also pick out a couple new Halloween home decor items you want to make.
  • Finalize your Thanksgiving plans.
  • Start making plans for Christmas. Not only gifts but where you’re going to stay, who’s family to visit, travel arrangements, etc.

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. 

Are you dressing up for Halloween?

P.S.  Don'’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  It's a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials that you are looking for. I'll be happy to find them for ya.

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