Monday, September 5, 2011
September: Getting Ready For Fall
September will be a demanding month! I really need to be focused this month as I get the house ready for fall--and winter. It feels like summer just began but it is rapidly coming to an end.
Aside from school, soccer practices and games, there is much to do. September is one of the best selling months of the year on eBay, so I need to work very hard this month getting Jonathan's outgrown fall clothes listed. As anyone who sells on eBay knows, it is very time consuming work!
I am working on a list of things I need to get done around the house, too. I have a lot to do outside to get things in shape for colder weather. I need to call my handyman to take care of my fall list, and I am hoping to get the shutters on the house painted sometime this fall. This may have to wait until spring, as I was planning to hire my neighbor's son for the job and he injured his knee in a high school football game and just had surgery last Monday.
I plan to give the house a good fall cleaning, especially closets, as I begin to transition the clothing from summer to fall. Cool mornings and warm afternoons make it difficult to dress this time of year! I have completed the coat closet already as well as the pantry.
September will also be a financially challenging month. My normal grocery budget will not be sufficient after losing all of my freezer stock last month. I'll be watching every penny this month!
If you also like to do fall cleaning, Amy at Living Locurto is offering a free fall cleaning to-do list printable. I'm a list maker so I love it, if you are a list maker, you will too!
Wish me luck as I try to stay focused and accomplish much during September. What plans do you have for this month?