It’s always good to start off the new year on good note, and nothing makes that easier than taking some time to get organised for the new year. Getting organised doesn’t need to be an insurmountable task if you break it down into some small tasks and focus on one thing at a time. To help you focus, I’ve got 10 tips to help you get organised this new year!
- Collect the small piles of clutter that have accumulated around your home and put them all in one place for you to sort out when you have time. Try tackling the ‘clutter pile’ in short 15 minute bursts to avoid becoming bored or overwhelmed with the task
- Take a garbage bag through the house and fill it up with junk that can be thrown out to reduce the amount of rubbish in your house
- Buy a wall planner (and actually use it!) to avoid schedule clashes in your family and your husband has no excuse for not knowing when something is on!
- Start meal planning. It’s really helpful both to save some money grocery shopping and avoids the dreaded question ‘what are we having for dinner?’
- Find a place for all the Christmas presents. Your house can’t be truly organised and tidy unless there is a place for everything, so find somewhere for all those Christmas presents to live so they don’t clutter up your house
- Invest in some storage solutions. If you need some new storage, a lot of stores still have sales so get onto it! (Hot tip: make sure you measure the space so you buy something that actually fits)
- Sort out your paperwork. Start out the year on a good note by knowing where all your bills, insurance papers and other paperwork are!
- Do a deep clean. Your house is probably already cleaned from having family over for Christmas so take advantage of the clean state of it and do a really deep clean. Wipe your window sills, clean out your oven, clean your carpets – anything that you haven’t done for the last 6 months (or longer!) get onto now to start the year with a sparkling clean house.
- Set some goals (and write them down!). Setting goals and then actually writing them down will help you articulate what you want to achieve this year and actually give you a better shot at succeeding. So get a goals journal, grab a notebook, or write a note on your phone, just write it down!
- Clean out your wardrobe and donate anything you haven’t worn in the last year. Starting with a freshly cleaned wardrobe full of clothes you actually like and wear will hopefully stop any ‘I have nothing to wear’ moments this year!
What are your top organisational tips for the new year?