Tips for getting organised this Autumn
Updated: Nov 8, 2022
As September begins, it is a great time to look ahead and get organised for the coming season.
Here are some tips to keep you organised for the rest of this year…
Buy a new diary.
If like me you have children still in education, it’s a good time to buy a new diary and calendar. Find one that starts now and lasts through til Sept 23. Get yourself a brew, light a scented candle and spend an hour or so transferring all your important dates (birthdays, events, school and Uni dates, work meetings etc.) into your new diary.
Make a list
Use your new diary/calendar and make a list of things you need to do this week/month.
When tackling your list, focus on completing one thing at a time. Gradually you will accomplish all of your tasks.
Plan for coming celebrations.
Take a look at any birthdays that are coming up in the next 3 months, make a list and go and buy birthday cards for those people. If you also buy them gifts, start to make a list of people to buy for so that you can find something they would like whilst you are out shopping.
It’s important to have a place to store these cards/gifts so that you can find them again when you need them.
New season wardrobe.
If you don’t have enough wardrobe storage for both summer and winter clothes rotate your summer and winter clothes as the season changes.
This is a great opportunity to donate any clothes that you haven’t worn or that no longer fit, keeping only those which you wear and love.
Vacuum bags or underbed storage bags are a great way to store clothes out of season.Use the top of wardrobes, under beds or attic space to store these until next summer
If your wardrobe is small, consider buying slim velvet hangers to maximise space.
Garden tidy up
If you have a garden, this is the time of year to have a spruce up after summer.
Pull up old bedding plants which have finished and compost them or put into your garden waste bin.
Mow lawns, sweep paths and trim shrubs back into shape.
If you have a greenhouse give it a tidy up and a clean.
It’s also a good time to tackle the shed. Remove anything that is no longer useful or in use and either take it to the tip or donate it. Old paint tins congregate here so safely get rid of any that are no longer useable. You should not put old paint tins into your normal waste bin.- take them to the tip who have a special area for paint. If you still have unwanted but useable paint, pass it on to friends or try donating through this scheme if they operate within your local area
Check that all of your tools are in working order and store on hooks or shelves to clear up floor space.
Use the cleared floor space for the BBQ and for any garden furniture which doesn’t stay outside all Winter.
Take the pressure off for the festive season.
Make a list on your phone (so you always have it) of possible gifts for people. You can add to this all year round as you think of something, or someone close to you suggests there is something they might like.
When the time comes to buy you will have a list of ideas to get you started. You can even buy these well in advance to spread the cost. Just make a note of where you hid them!
Guest room ready.
If you have guests over the coming season, focus on your guest room and getting it ready for visitors.
Declutter items which don’t belong there, removing those which are no longer useful and donating others.
If you would like help getting organised with this or any other room in your home which is too overwhelming to begin why not get in touch for a no obligation chat ? By working on a problem area, together we will free up your space and your time.
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