September 2017 Goals

Before I get to my September goals, let's recap August.

August Goals

1.  No spend month.  I did pretty good on this!  My one 'slip up' if you will, was purchasing LipSense.  However, I didn't buy any clothes or anything else that wasn't really a necessity.    

2.  Paper organization.  I didn't touch this one.  I need to, though!

3.  Bathroom storage refresh.  Done!  It only took me three months before I actually did this.  Third time's a charm, right?  I basically just did a quick clean out of the cabinet, wiped down the containers, put everything back nicely (and got rid of a few things, too), and was done.  Quick and easy!

4.  15 minute pick up.  I definitely did this more at the beginning of the month than the end, but overall I think I have gotten better at doing a quick pick up each night, rather than putting things off to the morning and then putting them off til that evening and so on.  It's amazing how much more relaxed I am when things are more orderly.  Definitely something I plan to keep up with!

Onto September...

September Goals

1.  Paper organization.  Roll over from last month!  Wish me luck on this one!  

2.  Kitchen organization.  I moved things around last weekend to make room for my new Keurig, and it has made me want to go through my cabinets and move things around a bit.  It's a bit hard, because I love kitchen gadgets and tools, but my space is so limited!

3.  Clean out my magazines.  I keep my magazines stacked in a tray on my coffee table and they have gotten a bit out of control.  The piles are towering and it's just not necessary.  I hate not reading them before throwing out, but I think that is what is going to end up happening!  Also, any suggestions on where I could maybe donate the magazines instead?  I didn't have much luck looking that up online.

4.  Christmas present planning.  I want to start getting together a game plan for Christmas shopping.  While in my head I am telling myself it is fall, I realize it is technically summer still and Christmas is two seasons away.  However, getting ahead just seems like a good idea before things start getting too busy.  I would like to list out who I am plan to buy for and get an idea of how much I will be spending on each.  Gift ideas are a bonus, but as long as I get together a list and somewhat of a budget, I will consider this goal complete!      

Do you have any goals for the month?

Linking up with Kristen and Annie.   

14 comments

  1. I am the worst about keeping magazines and then never reading them. I finally had to stop buying them. I say go through and throw out everything but the past two months or two weeks if its weekly. Start fresh! I'm already starting to think about christmas planning, I want to be extra organized this year !

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  2. I'm all about shopping early! I have my kids almost done which is the biggest part of our shopping so I'm happy about that!

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  3. I'm working through our paper organization right now too...such a chore!! I would recommend donating the magazines to a women's domestic violence shelter or a homeless shelter. I'm sure the people at either would appreciate having them to read since it's probably something they never get to buy! Yes to planning early. I have honestly never had less purchased for Christmas by this time of the year so I'm working on a list of what we have left to get. We are cutting way down on what we buy for people this year so we're trying to be very intentional about it.

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  4. Great job on your August goals! I felt the exact same way you do about feeling bad about not reading them, but I did a magazine clean out about a year ago, and then I cancelled all of my subscriptions (or just didn't renew them once they ran out). I donated them to local hair/nail salons. I need to do paper organization too. I have a large pile of mail/paperwork sitting in a pile on my dining room table. Good luck on all your goals!

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  5. I am eating lunch and Christmas present shopping as we speak. LOL

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  6. Good luck with the paper organization! That is always such a pain! And I'm right there with you on the Christmas shopping. I've already purchased a lot of stuff for the kids! They're the easiest to buy for, though!

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  7. Good job on the no spend month! I need some organization in my life...especially my closet so I might use this hurricane weekend to get stuff around the house. Christmas present planning/shopping is always fun!!

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  8. I am so with you on magazines! I have a stack of about 12 on my desk right now. I keep writing "read magazines" on my to do lists and never get to it. I like planning ahead for Christmas shopping too! It's fun, plus it spreads out the spending.

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  9. I need to start doing that 15 minute thing, too. I've been away a bit and things have gone out of control!

    And thanks for the Christmas present reminder. I have a feeling that one's going to take a little thought now I'm the other side of the world to most recipients...

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  10. I always mean to start Christmas planning early, but then I put it off, ha ha.

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  11. i love kitchen gadgets and tools as well - we have more storage now with our new almost finished kitchen compared to any we've had before but i still have to be creative about how i organise things to get the most bang for my storage. i love looking on pinterest and watching those organisational videos. so fun! how dorky do i sound right now lol? my papers are out of control right now, i'm talking piles in drawers. really need to get on that as well. good luck!

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  12. So proud of you for not spending in August! (We won't count the Lipsense lol) 31 days is a long time to go without buying for yourself haha!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  13. As a teacher, I always brought in my old magazines for my kids to read (yup, my 7th graders love Good Housekeeping and Southern Living!) but you could also check with your local library-I know ours takes them too. :)

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  14. I just went through some of our magazines yesterday! I feel so bad throwing out magazines before even reading them, but some of them I'm just so tired of seeing sitting around, so off to the recycling they went!

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