Wednesday, January 04, 2012
January Get Organized Checklist | Family Economics
When the calendar turns over to January 1 and the New Year begins, our minds begin to think of new goals, getting organized and a fresh start. This goes right along with the fact that January has been declared National Organization Month.
Get started off on the right foot with the January get organized check list:
_____ Set New Year’s goals
_____ Fill in your calendar with all of the upcoming activities, year-to-year dates such as birthdays and anniversaries.
_____ Set up your new year files for bills, taxes and other office needs.
_____ Schedule dental, medical and optical check-up appointments for your entire family and check to be sure all immunizations are up to date.
_____ Make a “de-clutter schedule” for the month to clean out closets, drawers and cupboards.
_____ Turn all of your hangers backwards. As you or your family members wear the clothes in the closet, turn the hanger around. Anything that is still backwards on June 1, donate.
_____ Make a house fix-it list of all areas that need repair, replaced or cleaning.
_____ Create a birthday card file and purchase a year’s worth of cards so you are prepared for the next birthday on your list.
_____ Recycle magazines from last year.
_____ Clean out your medicine cabinet by removing all expired and unneeded medications. Refill the cabinet by using my medicine cabinet checklist.
_____ Change furnace filters and water filters. Note in your calendar to change again in three months.
_____ Keep your house healthy by wiping down all doorknobs, light switches, cabinet handles etc. with a disinfecting cleaner such as Scrubbing Bubbles® Antibacterial Wipes.
_____ Begin a new self-care regiment. Join a gym, begin daily walks, take vitamins or other supplements.
_____ Shop January deals for organization supplies, white sales for linens, holiday décor on clearance and winter clothing sales.
Checking off a few of the above items will help you feel that you’re beginning the New Year more organized and ready for the next year.
What is on your January checklist?