The Budget Diet girl (a.k.a. your free personal organizer) is here again with a checklist to help you plan ahead for September, so you can save time and money!
New School Year, New Routine
This is the month we transition from the lazy days of summer to our hectic, over-scheduled lives. If you’d like to spend less time rushing around, I’ve got some great tips for you in Time Management for Moms. If back to school means back to the drive-thru for your family, make an effort this year to eat in, not out! You’ll save money when you try these 5 ways to ditch the drive-thru.
Check Your Calendar
Check your calendar and start planning ahead for any big events this month like birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Take a moment and order discounted gift cards from ABCGiftCards.com to buy these gifts, and you’ll save up to 30%! Remember, discounted gift cards take about 1 week to arrive, and you can find them for just about any store or restaurant! Last month I saved with discounted gift cards to Office Depot, Best Buy, AMC Theatres and American Eagle.
If you don’t have a gift closet, this might be a great month to start one especially if your weekend social calendar revolves around children’s birthday parties! Learn how to start a gift closet, and you’ll be prepared for birthdays.
Take time this month to clean-out and organize your closet, so you’ll be ready for fall. Check out 5 easy steps to an organized closet.
Do you know that you can save hundreds of dollars simply by knowing the best time to buy? September marks the end of the summer season, and items like lawnmowers and patio furniture are marked for clearance.
September is a great time to buy…
- china & flatware
- lawn mowers
- patio furniture
- fruit – apples and melons
- vegetables – carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers and tomatoes
Thanks to my friends at FreeShipping.org for keeping us up-to-date on the best buys each month!