September Tip of the Month


It’s true that time and tide wait for no man. We’re already in the 9th month of 2017.  Kids are back in school, the weather isn’t quite so warm, the days are getting shorter and all is right with the world! If you pull can yourself away from the glories of September in Maryland, here are a few little projects that will prepare you for the coming change of seasons.

As the days get cooler, keep the windows partially open to get some fresh air circulating in the house. Bring in, prune and fertilize your houseplants to improve your home’s air quality.

Put all your upcoming dates on your calendar. Include school breaks, parent teacher conferences, doctor appointments, etc.

Finish picking your tomatoes and zucchinis and other summer harvest. This is the perfect time to make breads, sauces and other goodies to freeze for the coming months.

Create a winter-time coziness by putting away the remains of summer –seashells,  summer curtains, bathing suits and towels. Although it might not be cool enough for winter bedding, get it all out to clean and air before it’s time to make the change. If it’s ratty, let it go and invest in fresh bedding – you’ll be glad you did.

Switch out your winter and summer clothes. Be sure to clean and press everything before putting them away for the winter. Inspect your winter clothes and clean, mend and organize before you need them.

Every night before retiring, get everyone in the house to take ten minutes and collect all the clutter. Plump the cushions, put the clean (and not clean) clothes in their spots, store all the shoes, gather up all the paperwork and clean off the kitchen countertops so that tomorrow starts off on the right foot. Look at your calendar so you are ready for tomorrow’s appointments.

Most importantly, enjoy every day of this month that is full of nothing but perfection! If you never get to a single to-do item, at least you will have the satisfaction of having savored a beautiful September.