Have you done these 3 Things to Prepare for the New Year?
It’s mid January and you know what that means- you should be well on your way to preparing for the things to come in 2015. By now, you have made resolutions to eat healthier, pay off debt, be more organized, and just be on top of things this year. I know I have! I am going to help you out with meeting some of those goals this year.
I have come up with a few things that will help you have a more organized, prepared 2015.
1. Keep track of Birthdays & Special Dates
We all need to remember special days of those we love: birthdays, anniversaries, and Holidays. The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project is just what you need to stay of top of all of those important dates in 2015. I have scheduled a gathering to complete the Stampin’ Up! Perpetual Calendar Project Kit so that you will have this awesome tool on hand throughout the year. Below is a video, so that you can see the calendar up close.
I am hosting a gathering to make this amazing kit on January 31, 2015 at 11:00AM. The day will include preorder of Perpetual Birthday Calendar kit with gift box, use of my coordinating stamps and ink to decorate each page of the calendar, as well as instructions and demonstration of how to make the project. I’ll also provide treats and drinks to sip and snack while you complete the craft.
You can find details and RSVP here.
2. Track Your Monthly Bills
Do you ever wonder if you remembered to pay that bill or mail out that check? I am constantly trying to recall whether or not I mailed a check or paid a bill online (I can never remember my passwords and when I can’t log in, I forget to go back and try it again). I couldn’t take the stress of not remembering when things were due each month, so I started a search to find a way to track my monthly obligations. I wanted a chart that I could check off after I mailed or paid each bill; one that listed the Payee and the date it was due (and an approximate amount). And I found it. I found this amazing printable that does just that- tracks the bill, due date, and amount. I can balance my checkbook in an instant. I have printed this chart, which is good for the entire year, and placed it into the front of a binder where I keep my organizational printables.
Download it here: FREE BILL TRACKER
3. Have a Planner & To Do List
There is nothing better in the world than using a paper Planner to stay on task. Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPhone and Google Calendar, but putting the pen to paper really solidifies my events, to-do tasks and goals throughout the year. It is a concrete reminder that there are things that MUST be done, that are important and that need a follow up action. It is important to me to keep my word and follow through, and in order to do that all of the time, I write things down. Without writing them down, I unintentionally forget, or I don’t make time to get everything done that needs to be done.
Not only is my planner a way to schedule meetings and get togethers, but I can make daily and weekly to do lists, make wise use of my time and be more productive by list making. It helps with time management. And even better, I can jot down that million dollar idea that I have that I need to remember, a phone number of a new friend, an address to send a card, or a shopping list for the laundry detergent I just used the last of. I cannot stress how important it is to use a planner for me to stay on top of it all.
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