The Grand New Year Shake Up

new year's reorganisation

I’m firmly in the camp of New Year, New Me. Sure every single day should be a new opportunity to turn over a new leaf but when it’s December 6th, the weather’s crap and you’re feeling a bit meh it can be hard to motivate yourself to make a change. I like when New Year comes around, it gives me a chance to reflect on the past year and decide what I’m going to change this year- a life recalibration as it were.

The House Reorganisation
Although it always seems like a daunting task, when I get into it I just love cleaning and reorganising my flat, you might call it a pre-Spring clean. I like to get rid of the paper and any bits and bobs and other crap that’s tatting about.
I like to reorganise the books on my bookshelf, move some furniture about and clear the cupboards of any food that’s wayyyyy past it’s sell by date. I’ve already done my pre-Spring clean back in December not through choice but a rather unfortunate carpet beetle incident; word to the wise- check your plants before you bring them in the house.

Beauty Clear Out
Now is the time to get rid of that eyeliner you’ve worn four or five times and has been sitting in your drawer for the last 18 months. There’s nothing more cathartic than going through your beauty stash. I often find products I once loved but have since forgotten and it’s just nice to be able to see your dressing table again. The added benefit of clearing up your beauty stash is to make room for all the new beauty bits you got for Christmas.

Wardrobe Overhaul
I do love a good wardrobe clearout, but I have to be in the right frame of mind, else I get overly sentimental about that top I last wore two years ago but I still love it I’ve just not had a chance to wear – am I right? The changing of the seasons is generally a good time. I pack away all my Christmas jumpers and start bringing the lighter layers to the front of my drawers. Plus I’m making space for next season’s clothes which will most definitely not fit in my already bulging wardrobe.

Time Planning
I was lamenting to my friend how I wasn’t prepared to go back to work this week – who is?, not because I don’t like my job but because it takes up so much of my time. Now that can’t really be changed as I’m not really prepared to go freelance, at least not at the moment so how could I organise my time better so I didn’t continually feel like it was all work and no play and I was just living for the weekend? Therefore I’ve decided to dedicate my time to doing more things during the week – including my blog. It’s going to be tough, but I would like to spend my weekends doing far less strenuous things like watching food programmes in bed and playing The Sims.

What organisational tasks do you embark on come New Year?


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