Your FREE Personal Organizer for September

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“It pays to plan ahead, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.”

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!

Free Personal Organizer – September

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. Buy Discounted Gift Cards For Up To 30% Off at! 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, Home Depot, Target 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.

Closet Organizing
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.

  • Halloween is nearly two months away, but the stores are already tempting us with decorations and costumes which means our children will soon be asking what should I be for Halloween? The frugal answer is…I'll make your costume! Don't worry, The Budget Diet has Halloween costume ideas, Halloween decorating ideas and Halloween recipes…all fast, frugal, easy and no sewing required!

  • Thanksgiving or Christmas Travel Plans? Now is the time to plan ahead and start researching airfares. hotels and rental cars.
  • Christmas Gifts If your family draws names for Christmas, don't delay! Plan ahead! Once you have your shopping list, try doing a little Christmas shopping each month…it's easier on the budget! Another money saving idea…have only the children draw names.
    Shopping Calendar
    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…

    • bicycles
    • china & flatware
    • lawn mowers
    • patio furniture
    • swimsuits
    • wine
    • fruit – apples and melons
    • vegetables – carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers and tomatoes

    Thanks to my friends at for keeping us up-to-date on the best buys each month!


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    jerilyn vaught
    10 years ago

    Thank you budget diet

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