Smiling Blogger Girl - getting organised for a new year - new years admin blogpost

Smiling Blogger Girl - getting organised for a new year - new years admin blogpost

With Christmas gone, and a new year approaching, we're currently in that stage of limbo, where you don't really know what day it is, you're diet consist of mainly of cheese and chocolate and you can't remember the last time you changed out of your PJ's.

Whatever you fancy doing in this time, you do you. If you want to relish in doing nothing, go for it but this blog post might not be the one for you. I sit firmly in the camp of overly enthusiastic when it comes to a new year, but I understand some people are the total opposite and really couldn't care less about the change of dates. 

Personally, I find after Boxing Day there's only so much more watching Netflix, doing puzzles and eating pringles I can do. I get itchy to prepare for the New Year (which again is not something you need to do if you want to carry on as you've been going). But I love any excuse for a new start. I like to begin a year feeling both organised and hopeful for what's to come. I like to use the end of a year as the push I need to catch up on the life admin I've been putting off, so I can go into the new year with what feels like a clean slate. Each year I write myself a list of admin to complete before the new year, or within the first week of January, this year I thought I'd share it.

My 2021 New Year admin checklist:

- Organise my space: 

Decide how I'm storing any Christmas gifts, my belongings should have their own home within my home. Get rid of the worn things I no longer want or need. Go through drawers and reduce clutter.

- Give my phone a spruce up: 

Change my phone background and rearrange my apps. Delete the ones I don't need. Go through my photos and delete those accidental selfies and unnecessary screenshots.

- Write a to-read list: 

Get excited about the book I plan on getting lost in the new year. I also set my Goodreads goal for the year.

-  Plan my blog content:

 I always get the blogging bug back when a new year comes along - while I feel inspired I like to do as much blogging and planning as I can.

- Go through my finances: 

Check if there are any direct debits I can cancel. Plan my budgets for the coming months.

- Unsubscribe to unwanted emails: 

Get the inbox back down to 0, and stop the junk coming back.

- Put any dates into my diary for next year: 

I don't want to be forgetting friends birthdays or missing appointments.

- Go through my laptop: 

Clear unwanted files, put photos onto a hard drive, organise files.

- Social media maintenance: 

Check bios are up-to-date, unfollow and mute accounts I don't love, change any profile pictures that need changing.

- Check all tech is up-to-date: 

Finally, do that laptop update which I've been clicking remind me tomorrow on for the last 8 months.

- Update my blog media pack and CV: 

Add on those achievements from 2020.

- Clean out my makeup bag: 

It's usually looking pretty grimy at this point, so it's time to throw out those old mascaras and clean up the loose powder and foundation spills.

Smiling Blogger Girl - getting organised for a new year - new years admin blogpost

How do you like to get organised for a new year?!

I hope you found this post useful! 

Chloe x