It’s a new month, and it’s time to tackle a new to-do list! Here’s your October planner…
Check your calendar and plan ahead! Any October birthdays, parties or special events coming up? Do you need to find an outfit for a party? If you plan ahead, you’ll have time to find a bargain!
Halloween…you have until the end of the month, but now is the time to be thinking about costumes, decorations & Halloween parties. If you need Halloween ideas, The Budget Diet girl has devoted an entire section to inexpensive Halloween ideas, from costumes to decorations to parties – BOO! Click here for all the great ideas!
Closet Organizing…the change of season is a great time to organize your closet! Need an incentive? Don’t allow yourself to buy new clothes until you’ve finished the closet cleaning project. Even better, sell your unwanted clothes and accessories at a consignment shop and use the money you make for new outfits. Check out these 5 easy steps to an organized closet!
Fall Cleaning…the change of season is also the ideal time for house cleaning projects like pressure washing, window washing and garage organizing. Don’t wait until it’s too cold for the outside chores on your to-do list.
Thanksgiving or Christmas Travel Plans? Now is the time to start researching airfares, hotels and rental cars.
Christmas Gifts If your family draws names for Christmas, don’t delay! Once you have your shopping list, try doing a little Christmas shopping each month…it’s easier on the budget! Have fun with your gift exchange and try one of my 5 variations on drawing names for Christmas!
Lists, Lists, Lists – You’ve got to love lists especially during this crazy time of the year! If you need help making lists, you’ll love ListPlanIt.com where you’ll find hundreds of printable lists to put your world in order – lists for Christmas shopping, grocery shopping, meal planning,travel planning, party planning and more!
New Month, New Coupons – At the beginning of every month bunches of new printable coupons are released, so make it a habit to check The Budget Diet’s Coupon page!
Best Items to Buy in October
Thanks to my friends at FreeShipping.org for sharing this list!
Air Conditioners – The temperatures are dropping, and so are the prices!
Appliances - The new models are arriving this month, so you’ll find great deals on the older models.
Cars – The new model year has begun, so buy an ’09 and SAVE! Always buy a new car at the end of the month when dealers are trying to make their quotas.
Gas Grills – The gas grill section at Home Depot & Lowe’s is shrinking! They are clearing out the grills to make room for Christmas, and the savings are huge!
Fruit – apples, cranberries, grapes & pomegranates.
Veggies – broccoli, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes & winter squash.
You’ll save time and money by planning ahead! Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark!
Now…go out, be organized and tackle your to-do list this month!