Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Things are changing in the Frugal house. I can't say to much yet, but the next few months are going to need some careful planning and organizing to keep things ship shape. So next month I am taking a leaf out of the awe-inspiring Brandy at The prudent homemaker and planning a to do list for September.
*Eating out the freezer and cupboards - I seem to have a lot of "bits" stashed away from other meals. Never enough for a meal alone but to much to waste. I'm planning to clear some space in preparation for Christmas. Expect some odd combinations!
*Harvest - I want to make the best use of the all the garden produce as it ripens. Hopefully starting to make some preserves for Christmas (chutney, mincemeat etc)
Home and Garden;
*Deep clean the lounge - including washing the sofa covers and pulling out the cupboards.
*Garden upkeep - stay on top of the picking, watering and weeding.
*Winter planning - check the winter quilts and blankets are in good order. Wash any heavier things that need freshening up before the weather changes.
*Donate old toys - Now the birthdays are finished for the year it's time for the pre Christmas clear out.
*Plan for Halloween- Start collecting resources and ideas for activities. Planning costumes and looking out for local events.
*Check through wardrobes for anything ill fitting or stained. Replace as needed. Check winter jumpers/cardigans fit etc.
*Knit a baby outfit for a friend who's expecting.
*Make some Halloween decorations
*Plan and source things for Christmas decorations (collect and dry pinecones, collect bottle lids etc)