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August 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am

The Freshness of the “New Year”

I always feel like the start of a new School Year is more my “new year” than the actual January 1. It is a fresh start to our “organized” year and I’ve had several months of some down time to evaluate things in my household.

So, as I get ready this week for the start of school in the next two weeks I have started thinking about my goals and aspirations for the next year. Then in January I will review where I am at and what I need to do to get there!

What do I do to get ready for a new year?

I buy a new calendar. I sit down and enter all the important dates, the new school calendar, and any potential events that I would like to attend. Then I go through the papers I have saved over the summer and process them. I either file them, toss them or use them to put an item on my to do list. I also look at the calendar and try to figure out what activities the boys will be participating in for the fall and winter.

I make a bunch of lists. Let me run down the lists I write:

  • School/Fall Clothes that are needed
  • Fall Cleaning List
  • Honey Do items that got forgotten over the summer
  • Christmas to do list
  • Christmas Gift List

These list help me to write my goals. One of my goals this year is to SIMPLIFY. This pertains to how my family handles holidays, our finances, the clutter in our house, and the things we take on in life.

Now I have a plan and can conquer the “New Year”! What do you do to organize and start your “New Year” off right?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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