Ways to Get Organized for the New Year
No matter what your resolutions are this year, getting organized will give you the peace of mind — and energy! — you need to focus on them. Follow our five tips to make the most of your New Year.
Prepare for a Fresh Start
Don’t let clutter weigh you down this New Year. Prepare for a fresh start by going through everything before January 1st — and we mean everything. Clean out your fridge and freezer, sort through old mail and paperwork, downsize your closet, and then tackle anything that’s leftover. Once you’ve gotten rid of everything that you don’t need or use, give your house a thorough cleaning.
Get Your Finances in Order
Whether your goal is to save money or just to stick to a budget, getting your finances in order prior to 2019 will help you stay on track. Make a detailed list of your fixed monthly expenses, including items such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, insurance, phone bills, groceries, gas, and so on. Loan payments and transfers to a savings account count, too. After you’ve added all the costs up, you’ll know how much you have leftover for unnecessary expenses, such as eating out or going to the movies. If you use a spreadsheet or app to track everything you spend throughout the month, sticking to your budget and staying on top of your finances will be easy.
Now is the time to start scheduling for the New Year, and that includes both the fun and the not so fun activities. Is it time for a dentist appointment, doctor’s appointment, haircut, or oil change? Make appointments for everyone in your family. You can also start planning any vacations for the upcoming year (especially since you’ll have your new budget sorted out). Be sure to note everything in the same calendar, so you have one master source for your entire schedule.
Do Some Meal Prep
We don’t mean for the entire year, but the more you can prepare now, the more you’ll appreciate it later! Make things easy for yourself by creating freezer meals that you can toss in the crockpot or oven for busy weekday evenings. Rather than spending your entire night cooking or relying on takeout, you can enjoy healthy meals that require no additional work.
Hire a Personal Assistant
Hiring a personal assistant is the one thing you can do that will make absolutely everything easier as you enter the New Year. Pepper’s Personal Assistants can help with light housework, making appointments, meal prep and grocery shopping, and more. Contact us today to learn how we can help you get organized for 2019!
For more tips, read about how to reduce your stress in the New Year.
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