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!  

Back to School!

1. The kids are going back to school. This year plan something really special and start a new tradition: 2.  Back to School Night is a highlight for many.  Here are some fabulous meet the teacher gift ideas that are perfect to bring in with you to talk with your child’s teacher! 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. 3. Let's get clicky!  I just adore my  Moments that Matter Photo Challenge.  Wanna play along?  Capture moments that matter from your camera phone.  Since fall is a time to re-group and settle back into a routine, I’ve picked a word each day that we can all capture with our camera phones to help us photo journal these warm memories.  Share them or keep them for yourself, but enjoy the moment! September Instagram Challenge 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 2013!  {{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?

Start Planning Christmas

13. 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 2013 just ended and I have about 450 crafting tutorials from the event that are perfect to get you crafting early!

Christmas Crafting Tutorials:

14.  If you want to get a space in your house organized, these ideas might help!  25 Ways to Organize with a Clipboard and 10 Stylish Family Schedule and Command Center Ideas. 15. 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? 16. 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. 17.  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.

Upcoming Events:

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What are your kids going to be for Halloween?

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}}