Editor’s Letter: How to Make Fall the Best Time of Year


Editor’s Letter: How to Make Fall the Best Time of Year | thegoodstuff

There’s a certain feeling that comes along with September that’s hard to describe. As soon as Labor Day passes, it almost feels as if you’re launching into the busiest season of the year.

You’ve returned from vacations, the kids are back at school, Halloween costumes are being discussed, and the holidays are on the horizon.

Although it can be a busy time of year, it can also be the best time of the year! Our articles this month are geared toward making sure your transition from summer to fall is seamless — and effortless!

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Falling into your wardrobe

I for one have always found it difficult to find boots that go up to my knee. It becomes a struggle to get the boot over my calf! Lucky for me and anyone else who shares the same struggle, this month we’re searching high and low for the best and most affordable wide-calf boots. Bring it on!

While boots become a fashion must-have right around Labor Day, the age-old quote says you shouldn’t be wearing white after September 5. Well, think again! We’ve found 33 amazing white things — shirts, dresses, shoes, and accessories, you’ll want to wear 365 days of the year.

If your mind is already on holiday shopping — or even if it’s not — I’ll be doing some homework and figuring out which credit cards are the best for earning retail store rewards. After all, if you’re going to shop, why not be rewarded?

Appetizers & snacks rule the kitchen

Do you know one of my favorite things about the start of the football season? It’s also the start of appetizer and snack season!

Get ready to learn how to cook up some yummy one-bite appetizers, cheesy appetizers, no-bake Oreo recipes, off-the-wall salsa, and plenty more!

And who could forget, we’ll be serving breakfast for dinner in some very fun and unique ways. (This was my favorite thing when I was a kid!)

Shh. . .shopping secrets!

Ready to discover what’s on sale during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty this fall? We’ve got the scoop!

We’re also revealing who’s got the best deals on what when it comes to Target vs. Walmart, and I’ll be sharing my favorite Trader Joe’s and Sam’s Club finds.

Last but not least, check back for our list of the best September deals. I’ll be sharing what you’ll want to snag this month so you don’t have to wait a whole ‘nother year to find these deals again!

Appliances: Repair or replace?

Before you ditch your dishwasher for a new one, be sure to review my roundup of common household appliance repair costs vs. replacement costs to find out if you should make repairs or spring for a replacement. If you do need to buy a new appliance, I’ll also be sharing tips to make sure you get the best deal.

If you’re not having to deal with a finicky fridge or clunky washing machine, be thankful. But, there may be ways you can get even more use and efficiency out of your household appliances! Check out my guide to saving money with the appliances you have right now.

It’s best to be prepared

The floods in Louisiana and wildfires in California sure do make me double check my emergency kit at home. If you don’t have one yet, or if it’s been a while since you’ve had to use yours, take a peek at our emergency kit checklist to make sure yours is up to date. As they always say, “there’s no time like the present!”

These are just some of the stories we’ll be featuring this month, in addition to dozens of other recipes, money-saving tips, ways to save time, and creative DIYs. Check back regularly so you don’t miss a thing, and enjoy this month and all the fun that comes along with it!


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