Welcome to my October 2021 Favorites!
Hi there! I hope you are all doing well and staying on top of the daily clutter that requires constant maintenance. It’s a lot sometimes. But don’t you worry, I’ve got so many resources on my site to help you. And with the holidays coming up, I’ve got the perfect place for you to start. With a 30 Day Declutter Challenge of course! I even have free printables to help you stay on track. Check it out and do a little bit of decluttering everyday. Then by the time Christmas rolls around, you and your home will be feeling so much lighter. Yay! And speaking of Christmas, I talk a little bit more about it below because I’m well on my way to getting things done in advance. Christmas organization is my jam! But first here’s a little peek into what’s been going on in my life lately and what I am currently loving on.
October 2021 FAVORITES
*I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’ve purchased everything myself unless otherwise noted.*
You all know how excited I get when a new snack shows up in my local grocery store (IGA if you are in Canada). These Sea Salt & Vinegar Pistachios from the brand Wonderful are SO good! And a wee bit addicting so you might want to have someone hide them for you. Or if you are my age then you can just hide them yourself because you’ll never remember where you put them, ha!
I’m literally reading the newest Nicholas Sparks book, The Wish, right now. So I can’t even tell you what I’m going to rate it because I haven’t finished yet. But I do love the way Nicholas Sparks writes and so far I’m liking this book. The reviews are pretty great on Amazon too. Have you read it?
Well did I ever get into this newest series on Netflix called Maid. Oh my goodness, I’m still reeling from it. What an emotional ride it is and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s been awhile since a show affected me like this. Hard to watch but so eye-opening with regards to domestic abuse. The acting is absolutely incredible by IRL mother and daughter duo, Andie MacDowell and Margaret Qualley. It’s a must watch.
What else did I start watching in October? Hallmark Christmas Movies! Cue the music, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Yay!! Will I beat my record of 50 movies watched last year? Stay tuned to find out, ha! Download your own movie watching checklist HERE. And if you live in the States, there’s even a Hallmark Christmas movies app. Unfortunately we don’t have access to it here in Canada.
I’ve only got one thing to share with you this month but it is a good one. These metal label clips by iDesign are just fantastic. They clip right onto any basket you want as long as it isn’t too thick. I use mine on this wire basket I keep in my office for the returns I have to do. A dedicated basket like this is especially helpful around Christmas time when gift purchases are coming in and going out. These label clips make me so happy 🙂
Christmas! I like to get the ball rolling and be completely done by the end of November. Then I can just sit back and enjoy December to the fullest instead of rushing here, there and everywhere. So far I’ve set up my gift storage area, organized my Gift List app for 2021 and printed off my 2021 Christmas Planner. I’ve already updated last year’s planner for 2021 and I’m giving it away FREE to anyone else that wants to use it. I’ll be doing a dedicated Christmas Planner post (with many more tips!) but for those reading today you get first dibs on it!
(once you open the link, click on the three dots on the right hand side and then download)
I purged one box of stuff this past month of all sorts of randomness from around the house. Little bits collected every day and put into my donation station. Believe me, I don’t just preach this stuff, I do it too!!
What have you been purging this past month?
My Amazon Store:
If anyone is wondering about organizing products and wanting to see more of my favorites, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve got them all together in one place. Check them all out right HERE in my Amazon shop. So many glorious things! And I’ve added quite a few new items this past month.
Finally I want to thank Smead Manufacturing Company for being a long-standing sponsor of my site. Smead is a woman-owned company well-known for its high quality, environmentally responsible products and innovative organizational systems. For more than a century, Smead has been committed to one purpose: Keeping You Organized.
If you are working from home right now, you will find their round up of 20 home office organization ideas that will keep you organized in style super helpful. I especially think the Stadium File is brilliant! You can find Smead on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest as well as on their awesome Podcast and YouTube channel!
I hope you enjoyed taking this peek into my life and my October 2021 favorites. Tell me something that you are currently loving in your life. And if you’ve got any questions, let me know.
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