January is about to be over! There goes 1/12 of the year already!
This is your chance for optimal organization for the months to come! Are you going to go another year unorganized, or are you going to conquer the year?! Conquer the year you say!? Amazing, let’s get organized with your new End of January Checklist!
- Get a pen and paper, or open up a word document and write all this down! You don’t want to forget everything.
- Check in with yourself. After the past few years, it’s safe to say most of us require some checkin’ up on. Your health and well being is the most important. Take time to care for your mind, body and soul, so you can find time to organize the external parts of yourself. Try and create some good habits and goals, if you have made a New Years Resolution and are following it, track your progress!
- Get a calendar! We’ve said it once, we will say it again! Calendars can help you organize for the future! You can add any events, deadlines, appointments, daily/weekly/monthly chores and vacations.
- Check your home for things that you won’t want to have to worry about later:
- Fire alarms, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Water pipes, septic or well water quality tests, if applicable
- Any ice build up that could cause damage or leaks
- Gutters and eavestroughs need maintenance
- Windows and doors, all weather stripping
- Go through your clothes!
- Clothes you haven’t worn in the past two years: donate them! Because, chances are the occasion for you to wear that shirt that hasn’t been touched in two years, won’t come up.
- Go through any storage areas you have! Whether that may be a room in your home, or a garage or shed full of things you may have been keeping. You may find that a lot of it can be donated! Time to declutter and reorganize!
- Organize your personal files, mail, tax information, passport renewals, license plate renewals, etc.
- Deep cleaning! Things that may get overlooked in your regular cleaning. Some examples are:
- Wash the carpets
- Wash the curtains
- Wash the walls
- Get those hard to reach places, like on top of the fridge, or the top shelf of your kitchen cabinets
- Clean your baseboards and shades/blinds
- Clean your comforters, duvets and pillows
Organizing yourself for success doesn’t have to be waking up at the same time every morning, or where you place your slippers after a shower, it can be preparing yourself for the journey ahead that life will throw at you. For more information about organizing your life contact us! We would love to help!