OK…. Is it incredibly ironic that I keep forgetting to post my Stop Procrastinating tasks? Apparently, planning ahead, makes a person procrastinate less. Imagine that.
So, this week, I skipped Sunday & Monday, but I’m going to start with today, Tuesday….and go through Saturday. Sometimes we just have to pick up where we left off, when we’re less than perfect.
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Oct 20th: Blow out gutters
(Or think about adding some gutter covers)
Oct 21st: Enjoy the season: Have a pumpkin latte or other seasonal drink.
Move outdoor trash cans closer to the house, so they’ll be easier to get to during cold days.
(don’t forget the trash bags, either!)
Change outdoor light bulbs.
(or stock up on bulbs, too)
Plan when to take family photos for Christmas
You can buy the cute cards to put them in here.
If you’d like the daily reminders, be sure to join us in the Stop Procrastinating Group. We like to post when we complete one of the tasks. It’s a fun way to remember to do some things we’d normally forget.
Hey! Before I get stated telling you about the challenge for the week, I wanted to tell you that I’m going to be changing up my email list. Instead of getting every single email that I send out, I will be sending a weekly newsletter. You may still get an occasional sponsored post from me (that’s how I pay the bills), but in general, I’m going to only send you a list of different links for the week so you can pick and choose what you want to read. I know that everything I write isn’t always applicable to you, so feel free to pick and choose from the things that you enjoy the most.
Last week, I let you know about the Stop Procrastinating Challenge that we have going on this month, on Facebook. If you’re interested in it, please join us in the Stop Procrastinating Challenge Group.
Each week, I plan to give you a sneak peak of what is to come. That way you can plan your week better on if you think you’d like to tackle these tasks. Sound good? Please join us! Once you’ve joined, if you do one of the daily challenges, please check in and say you’ve done it by commenting on the post. If you don’t do it on the exact day that it was suggested, no problem, you can still comment. It’s just a fun way to keep us thinking in the right direction for the month. The older I get, the quicker my months go, so I’m trying to make the most of the time I have.
This week, here’s what we’ll be doing:
Today, Oct 11th: Clean the Front of the Fridge
Do you get handprints and dirty smudges all over yours like I do? Well, it’s time to clean it up! It won’t take long. Grab a wet washcloth and get to scrubbing.
Oct 12th: Schedule a haircut for you, your husband and/or your kids!
I typically have my hair scheduled to get cut every 8 weeks. But..I always forget to get my 4 year old son on the schedule. He starts looking like a hippy. I actually need to do this scheduling for myself and my girls though, as our last appointment was unexpectedly canceled.
Oct 13th: Bake a Loaf of Pumpkin Bread & Give it to a Friend or a Neighbor!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget to be hospitable to those who we live near. Think about taking the time to bake some pumpkin bread for a friend or neighbor. Make it someone who will be surprised and not really be expecting anything from you. Those are the best surprises! If you’re not sure how to make it, you can always buy a mix like this one.
Oct 14th: Pull Out Your Fall & Winter Clothes
Do you put this off like I do? I always wait until the last possible minute. I’m allergic to the dust that is always found in clothes after being stored for a long time. It’s a long day of wearing an allergy mask and trying to figure out what to have out, what to keep stored and what to give away. 7 kids will do that to you.
Oct 15th: Purchase a pumpkin and deliver it to an elderly friend.
These things are heavy, so the elderly often won’t buy a pumpkin because they don’t want to carry it to the house. But…you can purchase it for them and ask them where they want it. Perhaps they’d like to decorate their porch with it? Be sure to offer to come get it and dispose of it once the season is over, too. Oh and while you’re at it, you could come and dispose of mine. That’s something I always procrastinate on. I wait until they freeze and are stuck to the porch. EWWW
October 16th – Light a Fall Scented Candle
While we were at Silver Dollar City on vacation last month, we purchased an amazing little candle that smells so wonderful. I love fall smells! You can get things like Spiced Pumpkin, Apple, Fall leaves, etc.
October 17th: Cover Your Grill or Move it to the Garage or Shed for the Winter
Amazingly, this is something that we have never done. We even have a great building that we could’ve been putting it in, the thought just never crossed my mind. I wish it had though. It’s starting to be in bad shape. The paint is fading, the burners are rusting and it’s just getting all used up. I wouldn’t mind starting to do this though. We typically don’t grill out in the cold weather, so we’ll likely just put it out in our building.
I hope that you’ll consider joining us for the Stop Procrastinating Challenge on Facebook! I’d love to hear if you have completed your challenge. Maybe our challenges for the week don’t resonate with you. You can still stop in and tell us what challenges you’ll be working on instead. Just post on any post in the group. The goal is to get things done that we may have forgotten about.