As sad as I am that the Christmas season is over, I am always so anxious for the start of a new year. I love setting new goals and making new resolutions. I love looking at a fresh new calendar and dreaming of all the memories that will be made in the coming year. I love organizing and freshening up my home after all of Christmas is taken down and packed away. But most of all…I love that a new year means a clean slate. The past is the past…and the future looks bright :-)
I can feel that New Year motivation kicking in, too. I am ready to tackle some new goals and organize every square inch of my house. But before I go emptying every closet and have to dig my way out, I need a plan of attack. I need lists, people!! And cleaning charts! And a meal planner! And budget sheets!! Lucky for you…I've found some awesome resources that we can all use!
First up, you need to grab a copy of my friend Jennifer Tankersley's book 100 Days to a New Year.
This year's edition is packed full of inspiration and daily tasks that will help you set new goals and establish healthy habits all year long. The book also comes with 75 lists and planning pages that are editable!! First up…a yearly To Do list :-)
What I love most about this book is it takes you beyond just organizing your home. The daily tasks will help you organize your finances and help you work towards a debt-free year, it will help you plan for travel and family vacations in the year ahead, it will help prepare for Spring and all the holidays in-between…I could go on and on about this book, but I think it's more fun if you just get yourself a copy and follow along with me. You can pick up a copy HERE. Also, be sure to like the 100 Days of a New Year Facebook page to get involved in the community :-)
After reading the book and compiling all your lists, you will also want a FABULOUS planner or Home Management binder to put them in, right? RIGHT! So that's where ThePolkaDotPosie comes in!!
If you haven't been by our Printables shop in a while, be sure to stop by and check out all of the FUNctional planner sets we have to offer right now! They come in two styles and THREE different sizes that are sure to fit almost any planner, cover or binder. This is our newest design that actually comes with 4 different weekly options (two of which include meal planning for those of you making that resolution this year).
We also have some fun new accessories for your planner, like these great calendar stickers!
And there is a LOT MORE to come in 2014, including some add-on kits for budgeting, party planning, and more!!
Now if you are like me, your Christmas tree will still be sparkling as you ring in the New Year tonight. I know my decorations need to come down ASAP, but I want to put them away NEATLY this year. The jumbled mess of lights and decor I found in bins this year was sad. I need to donate so many things I don't put up anymore and I need to package the things I do want to keep neatly and safely. I just saw today that I Heart Organizing did a whole Christmas-pack-away post today with some great ideas!! Check it out HERE:
So once your planners and binders are all set up and our Christmas decor is tucked away until next year, it's time to get to work on your home! Here is a fantastic cleaning schedule from Clean Mama to get you started in the month of January.
Be sure to check out her blog, she has some amazing free printables to help you with your home.
Well I hope this helps all of you as much as it is helping me! I would love to spend my NYE playing with my planner and reading organization blogs, but I have to entertain 4 VERY excited kiddies :-)
Wishing you all a healthy, HAPPY 2014!!!!!