Ahhh…..September! Respite from the heat! More than any year I can remember, people are eager to welcome in Fall. It may be they need to renew their energies from a busy Summer or it could be the high temperatures we all endured this Summer. Whatever your reason, I have for you a list of what is great about September. I am also including a calendar for the month of September that you can print. First, A couple Fun Facts about September.
Those born in the month of September, up till the 22nd, are under the astrological sign of Virgo. (my husband is one). From September 23rd on are Libra. Septembers Birthstone is Sapphire, The Flowers for September are the Aster, Forget-Me-Not and Morning Glory.
September Is A Good Month For…….
Refresh Mind and Body
There is something so replenishing about crisp Fall weather. A cool breeze brings a renewed spring to our step as we shed our summer lethargy. September 4th is National Wildlife Day. What a beautiful time of the year to stroll through the park, clear your head of thoughts and watch the squirrels preparing for winter. Connecting with nature is a great way to put all things in perspective and let go of useless stress.
Assess Your Goals
September is a good month for assessing the progress you have reached concerning the goals you made at the beginning of the year and what steps you have to take to bring them to fruition in the next 4 months. Make A List in order of importance. Reassess them. It is better to cross some off the list rather than try to do too many and stress out or not accomplish them to your fullest potential.
Rock Labor Day
Labor Day is officially a day to honor the working American laborer. Beginning with the labor movement in the late 1800’s which gave birth to the 8-hour workday, as opposed to a 12 hour-7 day a week workday for the average worker. Today it mostly symbolizes the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall as well as Football season! Not to mention one last great 3 day weekend with fabulous weather to celebrate with friends and throw some Hot dogs on the grill! It is also the perfect weekend for one last summer camping trip!
September may be the last slow month of the year. While you are renewing your mental and physical energy now is a great time to pull out your indoor and outdoor Holiday Decorations to assess what needs replacing and what you want to add this season. Making lists of bulb sizes, feet of electrical lights needed, does anything need repairing from last season. Get your list on and done before the Holiday madness begins. You do not want to be running around looking for C-6 green bulbs when the shelves are getting bare!
Plan Your Holiday Events
Planning your holiday events is easier if you get a jump on it. Especially if you are throwing cocktail parties or hosting non-family members. It has been my experience, If you are planning get- together’s it is best to schedule them before the end of the first week in December. After that people are committed to family events, office parties and finishing up their own last-minute shopping and decorating. There is nothing more depressing than a cocktail party without the party guests! Get your date chosen, the guest list made and E-vites sent before Thanksgiving!
Winter Home Maintenance
Glamorous…right? Sorry but it will save you stress, money and repairs in the long run if you take care of a few things now like preparing and cleaning that furnace, making sure It’s in good order for when you need it! Order a load of coal or oil or whatever your furnace takes to warm before it gets cold when the price goes up and the demand is high or they run low. It is also a good idea to cover your A.C. Unit to keep leaves and debris from accumulating in it over Winter when it is not being used. Weatherstrip any doors and windows that need it or replace the old worn weatherstripping. Did you know that sediment builds up in your Hot Water Heater over time? This can burn out your element. It is recommended that you flush it annually to extend it’s working life! All it takes is a Garden Hose! For more on this, check out this “Winter Prep Check List” by Bob Villa for great tips and How-Tos.
Winter Wipe Out!
I also like to do a cleaning out of my cupboards. Donating non-perishables getting near their “best by” dates that I know I will not use up and trying to use the ones I can. A winter purging of closets, donating non-fitting clothing and replacing that which is worn out. It’s a great time to check your Holiday wardrobe too! Are you going to need a new LBD for the Holidays? Beat the rush as new styles are already on sale and on the racks!
Do some extra, non-regular deep cleaning tasks now. Add just one job a week to have your home Holiday ready without trying to do it all at once when you would rather be decorating! Adding just one task a week like scrubbing the grout, cleaning the baseboards or Polishing that Chandelier only adds a bit more time but saves a whole week of extra duty before your Holiday guests arrive! Does Mom in law check the top of the fridge for dust bunnies? Suprise her with nothing to find fault with!
September is National Honey Month
That being said, I have for you a Printable of Special Days in September that you may want to add to your free September Printable Calendar below!
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September Printable Calendar
You can print these on any color paper or stock that you like!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great September! See you soon!