Five Easy Organization Hacks for October 2023

Five Easy Organization Hacks for October 2023

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October already?! Yeah, we can’t believe it either. But ready or not, what better way to kick off a brand new month than with a fresh and organized start?! October is always a jam-packed month – with the peak of autumn a slew of social events, weekend events and all sorts of activities — you name it, it’s on the calendar! That’s why we’re here with a few DIY hacks to help get your household in order and plan out your days like a pro, so you can tackle anything that comes your way in October 2023.

Kick Things Off with a Printable October 2023 Calendar

First things first, if you don’t have an October 2023 calendar already printed out and sitting on your desk, let’s get that done first. Even if October is still a few weeks out, there’s no harm in getting ahead of the game — in fact, it’s actually a great idea to spend the last few days of the prior month setting goals, reviewing your progress and reflecting on what changes you’d like to make going forwards. Think of it as a central command center for you and your entire family!

Why do we recommend that you specifically use a printable calendar? Simply put, printable calendars give you the best bang for your buck in terms of customizability, ease-of-use, and of course, being super budget friendly! Most of our calendars at Tidy Plans also come with plenty of space for notes and reminders, so you can easily jot down important info or a list of things you need to get done. Plus, they're all super cute and will look great hanging on your wall or sitting on your desk. Having a cute calendar printed out and in plain sight is sure to help you stick to your schedule and help you never forget a thing. You can also print a new copy whenever you feel the urge for a fresh start.

Pssst… if you’re looking for a quick head start on your organization journey, we have free printable 2023 and 2024 calendars right here!

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Use a Habit Tracker Printable

Consistency is the secret sauce to making a new habit stick, and our favorite way to make sure you keep showing up for yourself is to use a printable habit tracker. Having a concrete, visible tracker on your desk, fridge or nightstand increases the chances that you’ll be reminded of your new habits and ultimately, makes sticking to them approximately a million times more likely (that’s official science, of course).

So whether you are trying stick to a household cleaning schedule (it’s okay, sometimes spring cleaning doesn't happen until September) or trying to track your daily expenses, a printable habit tracker is a fantastic tool to help you get organized. And the best part? It's like a fun little reward every time you fill in another box or check off another task! 

Find Balance Between Work and Play

If you thought mustering up some Monday afternoon motivation was tough, try doing it while you’re stuck in the office on a beautiful, sunny October afternoon! The autumn leaves are at their peak, and our social calendars are packed with fun events – who would turn down an invite to the tailgate party from your old college bestie?! Couldn’t be us.

That’s why getting ahead of the game before October even starts is so helpful — by jotting down all of your appointments, deadlines and major work events, you’ll be able to better visualize if you’re taking on too much. And let’s be realistic — make sure that calendar has plenty of time slotted off for a little fun. Whatever you do, having a plan in place ahead will help ensure that you make time for everything while still enjoy all that this busy month has to offer.

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A Messy Desk is a NOT Sign of Genius

Sort of like when they tell you that rain on your wedding day is good luck, we’re going to disagree with that famous piece of advice for a moment. Instead, this month, we are all about desk organization! First off, a few cute accessories like pencil cups or wire baskets will go a long way. The cuter the better — by making your desk a warm, inviting place to hang out, those never-ending zoom calls just might become a bit more tolerable.

For us, a messy desk can be a source of stress and forgetfulness, and we prefer to keep things calm and moving. In fact, trying out different desk organization ideas is a great way to trial and error different work flows, and see what brings out your most organized, productive side. So dig into those file cabinets and clean out that junk drawer — if we have to be stuck inside at our desks, we’re going to make it a nice place to be!

Write Everything Down

Your shopping list, meeting notes, your list of weekend errands — whatever it is, write it down! This will not only help you remember important tasks or appointments, but writing things down also enables you to prioritize and focus on what's most important. Even if you just let your thoughts flow freeform style into a journal, that’s fine. Just getting anything down onto paper, and you’ll be sure to reap the benefits.

Pssst... Are you looking for where to buy cute notebooks? Forgive the shameless plug, but we’ve got an entire collection of notebook sets right here!

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This month is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one, but don't let that overwhelm you! With these five easy organization hacks, you'll be well on your way to a productive, balanced, and fun-filled month. Print out that October 2023 calendar, get to work on your daily habit tracker, organize your desk, and start writing everything down. We’re confident that you already have all of the tools you need to stay on top of your goals and priorities and are ready to tackle anything that comes your way!


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