Can you believe that 2017 is coming to an end??  Where did this year go?? I find it hard to believe that the new year is quickly approaching!!

And with the new year, comes a fresh start! One way to give yourself a fresh start is getting your home organized. I mean, January is National Get Organized month, so why not get a head start on straightening up your home (and life) for 2018?!?!

I am over on A Blissful Nest giving you easy ways to organize your entire home, so I thought I would add simple ways you can get organized for 2018, here on The Organized Mama!

Need help getting organized? Try these tips for how to get yourself organized for the new year from productivity specialists! #organized #newyear

How To Get Yourself Organized In 2018

State Your Intentions

Start off the year right by giving either your year or month a focus word. I like to make a monthly word as my intentions for things I want to accomplish can change from month to month.

I suggest writing it down in your planner or calendar so you can have a visual reminder about it daily!

Need help getting organized? Try these tips for how to get yourself organized for the new year from productivity specialists! #organized #newyear

Set Goals

Now I am not saying “set resolutions”, I am saying goals. Goals are obtainable and measurable.

Instead of saying work out more, say work out 2 times a week.  Or say I will eat one veggie with dinner during the week days instead of eat better.  And try stating a specific like organize all closets by the time school gets out.  Get specific so you will actually stick to these goals.

Set some dates for things you want to accomplish as well! I started doing this two years ago and found that I actually accomplished those goals! Now, total transparency, most of those goals were accomplished well after the date I set. But they were still met, so I feel that is a win!

Follow-Through

Now it is time to stick to what you said! This can be tricky, but I found when I only set a few goals for myself, I am more likely to follow-through on all of them.

Need help getting organized? Try these tips for how to get yourself organized for the new year from productivity specialists! #organized #newyear

Get Organized

Finally, set a specific day of the week for organizing your week. I use to do this on Sundays, but have recently changed it to Fridays. I found that this worked better as I had more time on Fridays to actually plan and think about my week. Being intentional with my time has helped keep me organized!

Want more ways to get organized in 2017? Head over to A Blissful Nest for all my home organizing tips!

And for more ways to organize your day, check out my tips How To Organize Productive Weeks!

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