Let’s get organised in August

We have had a fabulous few weeks, we spent some time up on the Sunshine Coast over the kid’s school holidays, then just pottered around the house getting a few things ticked off my to-do list. We’ve had a Japanese exchange student stay with us for the past 10 days, we had an absolute ball showing her around the Gold Coast.  It’s rare to be a tourist where we live, it was great fun taking her around our paradise! This was a very warm winters day at Currumbin Beach.

The Glorious Gold Coast - it's paradise!

Now lovely readers, I have been sharing with you each month my goals, but very few are sharing what they want to accomplish back…. I know you are loving these posts as you are downloading the page. I love hearing from you, please share with me what you are hoping to accomplish this month….. I’m interested what’s happening in your world too!!

Accountability – July to-do list

I managed to achieve all I wanted during July!

  • relax – I absolutely did this well, I had a digital detox which made it really easy to switch off and just chill.  I will be running a digital detox challenge in a few weeks, stay tuned.
  • take the kids out of the house – check!  Over the holidays as I said we went to the Sunshine Coast, we also caught up with friends, picnics in the park and lots of shopping ventures
  • finish off my June list – check!  I have 85% finished my pantry, can’t wait to share it with you and I finally purchased a light for my dining table.  I ended up getting the Cup Pendant Light set from Domayne, it had a wide base which was big enough to reach the off centre beam in the ceiling and still be able to fall into the centre of the room.

I’m sharing my goals for the month, plus I’ve created a FREE printable August 2016 planning page which you can use to prepare for your month and get organised. Setting your goals and priorities, with a little quote for inspiration.

My August to-do list

  • plant some more herbs in my vegetable garden, so far I have a lemon tree and basil.
  • exercise more
  • a few work projects I want to make a start on.

August 2016 Monthly planner page

Use this August 2016 Monthly planner page to help you organise your goals for the month. It has a little quote for some inspiration for you:

believe and act as if it were impossible to fail charles kettering

I’m sharing my goals for the month, plus I’ve created a FREE printable August 2016 planning page which you can use to prepare for your month and get organised. Setting your goals and priorities, with a little quote for inspiration.

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Free Monthly Calendar

Use the 2016 free monthly calendar, Weekly Planner or Daily Planner to help you plan your days through the month.

Plan your month

Ideas to add the following to your calendar:

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Holidays
  • Public Holidays, find dates here
  • School term start and end dates here
  • Pupil free school days
  • School events, discos, fun days
  • If family/friends are coming to stay
  • Business trips
  • Hairdresser/beauty appointments
 
  • Dentist checkups
  • Health checkups
  • Time to sit down and meal plan
  • Plan an upcoming holiday
  • Immunisation for kids and pets
  • Time out for YOU!
  • Date night
  • Girls night out
  • Family fun day

August Birthstone is: Peridot

What goals do you have this month, personally or around the home? Share them with me in the comments.

I’m sharing my goals for the month, plus I’ve created a FREE printable August 2016 planning page which you can use to prepare for your month and get organised. Setting your goals and priorities, with a little quote for inspiration.

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16 comments

Aimee August 2, 2016 - 9:15 AM

I love this post. I love getting organized , especially in August.

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Bri August 2, 2016 - 11:01 AM

I have just not been getting time to get to the gym (twice a week for 30 mins at best, some weeks not at all) bc my hubby and I work opposite hours and my kids are little.
Yesterday I got out Just Dance on the Wii and danced for 30 mins.
So much fun and it was free. Going to try to do it everyday and might quit my gym membership if I’m consistent!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 12:09 PM

ooh Bri that sounds like such a fun idea!!!

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Amy August 2, 2016 - 11:30 AM

My August goals are
*start on planning and making the vegetable and herb garden. Buy supplies and research what to plant and where
*make a big effort to meal plan and use up the fruit and veg and pantry items first before buying new stuff. Stop wastage and reduce money on groceries.
*to exercise on a regular basis and use what we have at home. Make it a daily routine.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 12:09 PM

what veg are you wanting to plan Amy? I need to add more herbs to mine too. Good luck with your goals this month 🙂

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Leah August 2, 2016 - 1:20 PM

I’m feeling overwhelmed with everything it seems at the moment.
My goal for August is to make a list and a plan for it all.

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Alison August 5, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Hi Leah.am also feeling overwhelmed. love this site I try to do everything at once.now am trying to break things into smaller jobs and celebrate doing at least one thing a day.good luck.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 6:50 PM

making a start is a great start Alison, one step at a time, great work 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 12:10 PM

making a list is a great start Lean, how are you going so far?

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[email protected] August 5, 2016 - 1:08 AM

Awesome post! Thanks, Katrina. Keep up the good work. 🙂

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Meg August 6, 2016 - 1:43 PM

I haven’t been able to get around to painting the house, it’s been on my list for a very long time! This month my goal is to paint my bathroom. My study is also a disaster zone so have planned to tackle one pile of papers to sort through.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 6:55 PM

painting is a big job, you have to be in the right frame of mind for it. I found once I got going you get on a roll (pardon the pun) and get it done. Hope you find time soon for it 🙂

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Caroline Doherty August 7, 2016 - 6:09 AM

Love your organising tips. Trying to get more organise. I plan to start a few projects. I definitely want to try planning my meals and growing vegetables and herbs in pots.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 6:56 PM

I’ve been doing my research on basil and apparently it grows better in pots. Good luck with your meal planning 😉

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Louise August 10, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Great tips for organisation! Thanks!

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Jack February 9, 2017 - 12:43 PM

I loved your words and tips.. thanks a lot.

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