Let’s get organised in September

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Spring is here!!  I say this with a huge smile across my face, I love this time of year, I really don’t like being cold or too hot, so this weather now is just perfect or me.  Plus, it also mean’s it’s spring clean season!  I won’t waffle on too much about spring cleaning as I have planned a week of spring cleaning posts for you next week.  So mark your calendars Monday 5th September is Spring Cleaning Week, I will help motivate you why it’s good to have a spring clean, set you up so you are ready and help you determine where to start!

Spring Cleaning Tips The Organised Housewife

August would have to be one of my most busiest months I have had this year.  I have put my time management skills to the test to make sure that I have been able to complete all tasks I wanted to on time.  I haven’t been able to achieve everything that I wanted before I wanted, but I can’t dwell on that, it is what it is and I know that I have done my best and made a good plan going forward.

I’m in the process of giving my newsletters a fresh new look, you’ll see changes in the next week or two, LOL, it’s like I’m spring cleaning the blog!Katrina Springer, The Organised Housewife

Thank you to those that shared their goals with me last month, I really enjoyed reading the goals that you have set yourselves. How did you go last month, did you manage to complete everything you wanted to? Don’t forget to share with me what this months goals are!

Accountability – My August to-do list

  • plant some more herbs – I didn’t get around to doing this, the day I wanted to do it, I got up out of bed, put on my gardening clothes ready to drive to the nursery to get some seedlings, but it was raining.  Spring is the right time to get out into the vege garden anyway.
  • exercise more – YES!! I have been out walking quite a few morning each week.  I feel so much better for it, last Saturday I went for a walk, came home did 3 loads of washing, baked some biscuits, cleaned the cupboard doors in my kitchen and was ready to make a start on cleaning the blinds, but had to rush to have a shower to take my youngest to Netball.  I just loved how energetic I felt, it’s a great feeling.
  • a few work projects – yes and no.  I released the new look 2016 Christmas Planner which many of you have downloaded already, thank you for the lovely feedback I have received so far. I’m really excited to launch my 2017 calendar with you very soon, I am just working on taking a few photos for it, then it will be ready… eeekkkk!!!!

The Organised Housewife 2016 Christmas Planner has a whole new look! With 70+ pages to keep all your checklists, planners, budget, recipes ideas and more together in one folder. No more losing notes scribbled on the back of envelopes, receipts somewhere on your office desk, this planner will help you cut through the clutter. The Christmas Planner is an instant download so you can start planning and organising everything Christmas today.

My September to-do list

I have an action packed September, I am not setting myself any new tasks, instead, I want to complete the ones I have already started.  I much prefer to work on one project at a time, I feel I am more productive working on something from start to finish, then moving to the next project.

I am loving this months quote on the monthly planner page, relates to me right now, not to focus on getting it done, but rather make each day count and be productive.

dont count the days make the days count muhammad ali

September 2016 Monthly planner page

Use this September 2016 Monthly planner page to help you organise your goals for the month.

I’m sharing my goals for the month, plus I’ve created a FREE printable September 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

September Birthstone is: Sapphire


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 September 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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Kelly Hibbs September 1, 2016 - 6:51 AM

Hmm I got the June planner when clicking on download …..
I love this idea though – and the start of spring is an awesome time to focus on getting some jobs done!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 1, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Ooh no, thank you for letting me know Kelly, I have just fixed it up.

Jody Klemencic September 2, 2016 - 7:28 AM

Yeh l got the June planner too, how can l get the September planner??

Jody Klemencic September 1, 2016 - 7:31 AM

Love your website

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 1, 2016 - 8:38 AM

thank you Jody, I have lots of fun writing and sharing 🙂

Jo September 1, 2016 - 11:11 PM

I’m excited as I have a busy month ahead packing and moving house!! I also have a lot of birthdays and parties this month so have been busy today buying presents and trying to be organised. Can’t wait for the spring clean edition as I plan to start fresh in our new home and avoid any clutter or mess.

Thanks for ur wonderful posts


Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2016 - 8:04 AM

sounds like you have a very busy month ahead Jo, good luck with the moving. Don’t forget to check out my moving tips that I shared on the blog last month. 🙂

Jody Klemencic September 2, 2016 - 7:32 AM

Hi Katrina, just tried again and September planner came up so it is now printed, filled in and on my fridge (next to me ‘what’s for dinner meal planner!). Jody

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2016 - 8:01 AM

wonderful, tell me Jody, what’s on the top of your to-do list this month?

Lyn Popovic September 2, 2016 - 12:58 PM

I have decided to take annual leave in September and giving myself long weekends to do my spring cleaning (writing this has now made me accountable)
Just about to add my plans to my diary allocating each task with each day.
One important job I am handing over to Hubby is to regrout the bathroom.
Bring on spring and spring cleaning YAY

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2016 - 8:00 AM

love that you are delegating Lyn, hope you enjoy your spring cleaning 🙂

Jennifer September 10, 2016 - 9:23 AM

Fabulous website


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