Welcome to the October Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on. Also, if you follow me on Instagram I add each day’s idea to my story to help people keep track of the list.
Tuesday 1st: Buy all of your occasion cards for the months of October, November and December as if you have any birthdays in December you will find it much harder to buy if you wait until December. Many of the shops are fully stocked with Christmas cards and they reduce their other occasion cards to make more room.
Wednesday 2nd: If you are celebrating Halloween this year then now is a good time to sort through your old costumes and decorations so that you can see what you need to purchase or make. Giving you plenty of time.
Thursday 3rd: Clean a radiator of choice today
Friday 4th: Organise and tidy your wardrobe (closet)
Saturday 5th: Sweep away any fallen leaves from your garden today
Sunday 6th: Gather some supplies and make yourself a hot drinks station in your kitchen ready for the colder weather.
Monday 7th: Clean and organise your crockery (Plates, bowls etc)
Tuesday 8th: Have a clutter-busting session! Grab a bag and collect anything that is not in its place and put back where it belongs or get rid if you do not need it. (Remember: sell, donate or recycle)
Wednesday 9th: Invest in some autumn fragrances (candles/air fresheners) for your home
Thursday 10th: Today is World Mental Health day – Have a go at some mindfulness!
Friday 11th: Clean a window and sill of your choice.
Saturday 12th: Take a long walk with your camera or phone and capture some autumnal photographs.
Sunday 13th: Today is Train Your Brain Day – why not do some word puzzles to get your brain working?
Monday 14th: Clean the outside and top of your fridge/freezers in your home.
Tuesday 15th: Organise and tidy your sock drawer.
Wednesday 16th: Dust all of your wall art (canvases, frames, art).
Thursday 17th: Tidy and organise your shoe storage today
Friday 18th: Deep clean your bath and/or shower.
Saturday 19th: Choose a drawer in your kitchen and clean and organise it.
Sunday 20th: If you have a car, today is the day to give it a good clear out and tidy.
Monday 21st: Today is Apple day – why not bake something apple related today?
Tuesday 22nd: Clean the skirting boards (baseboards) in a room of your choice today.
Wednesday 23rd: Tidy and organise any books or magazines you have in your home.
Thursday 24th: Clean and descale your kettle.
Friday 25th: Today is world pasta day! Cook a pasta meal for dinner tonight!
Saturday 26th: Flip and turn the mattresses in your home.
Sunday 27th: Fall back and remember the clocks go back at 2 am for those in the UK
Monday 28th: Today is Animation Day – why not watch an animated movie
Tuesday 29th: Decorate for Halloween if you have not yet done so and you are joining in.
Wednesday 30th: Today is Checklist day! Seems like a good time to get pen to paper and make some lists for Christmas!
Thursday 31st: Happy Halloween – have fun celebrating or hiding from trick or treaters!
I hope you have a fantastic, fun and organised October and I would love to hear your thoughts and how you get on!