Use a planner. Guys, my planner is like my best friend. Seriously I carry it everywhere with me, treat it like a baby and spend a ton of money on making it pretty (like, too much money. As in $70 on stickers, supplies, washi tape, etc in Michael's today.. yeah). Some people work better with visuals and that is SO me. I need to see things to make more sense of them. I also have an online calendar (via Google Calendar) that I plan things out on. Planning things out is my #1 and although it isn't for everyone, I think it's worth a try! ;) If you are a planner addict like me, I have a REALLY fun planner giveaway happening on Instagram right now!
Declutter. Everything. Is there really any better feeling than decluttering, throwing and giving things away and having a clean space? I clean weekly and try to deep clean monthly but we all know that that doesn't always happen. The first week of January (and usually into the second and third week too) I go on these cleaning rampages and it's such a good feeling! If you have yet to deep clean this year (I know in the whole day that's been 2017 thus far ;), try it - it's an amazing feeling.
Make realistic goals. Like I mentioned, making goals is extremely important - but even more important is making a list of goals that are realistic and can be achieved. There's no better self-organizational method than having a clear idea of what you want to achieve short and long term. I have so many ideas of what I want this year to look like, and because I made lists of my goals I can see them being achieved and it's a really, really awesome feeling.
Start a money saving challenge. This is the first year I'm doing a 52 week money saving challenge, and I'm SO excited!! There's a ton of different ways to do this but essentially, you save a set amount of money each week and have a jar of savings by the end of the year. I personally see this as a way to better organize my spending habits (AKA shopping too much, as if that'll change!) and budget each month more effectively. I'm excited to see how this goes!
Happy Monday!! On the blog today I'm sharing my word for 2017 and 4 self organizational tips to help you rock 2017 💕 Yesterday I went to Michael's and bought a ton of fun planner goodies so I'm spending the morning decorating this new @startplanner beauty and planning out January to a T 👌🏼 This planner is by far one of my favorites I've seen/used mainly because it has a spot for *everything* imaginable! To say Happy New Year to you guys and help get you super organized I've teamed up with @startplanner to giveaway one of these awesome planners!! All you have to do to enter is: 1. Enter this contest: goo.gl/0BUoMN (free download!) 2. Comment here ONE goal you have for 2017! Good luck!! ✨🎊 ---------------- Opened to US residents only. This giveaway is not sponsored/associated with Instagram. You're only eligible to win if you follow the two above steps. All entries must be submitted by January 5th at 3 PM (EST). Winner will be announced on January 6th.