December means holidays but for a busy Mom, its always time to plan ahead and today we are talking about How to Get Organized in December for the New Year. This is the first in a 4 part series and today, its as simple as this ~ your planner. Before you buy one, you need to know how to choose the right planner for you so you will end up with a tool that truly works for you. Once discovered, I have three tips about the most important part of that planner ~ the calendar.
Monthly View Matters
At the start of very week, sit down with all your calendars from the kids school, work and personal and fill out 12 months of dates that you know are already committed in one way or another. That’s your road map right there, telling you when you have time for vacation, time for extra days, time to make sure you don’t lose any vacation days which really is a sin in my book.
Weekly or Daily View Details
This is where the additional details go so it doesn’t necessarily need to be filled out for the entire 12 months. However, you can certainly work ahead and complete these for the next 4 to 8 weeks as a great way to get started.
Color Code to Get Organized
You had to know! I keep my markers close by with every single color you can imagine. When you color code both your monthly and weekly planner, it will keep you on track and give you a mental clue just even when you look at it giving you an association about what’s happening when and who it includes.
If you want to get a jump start on the New Year, now you know where to start ~ your planner. I look forward to seeing you next time and tell me…
Have you purchased your new Planner yet?
This post is part of a 4 part series that references key resources and tools found in our very own DIY GO MOM! Planner. If you love paper and a personalized DIY solution, you’ll love our planner ~ check out our DIY Planner Pinterest Board and you’ll find out why! Thanks so much for stopping by ~ see you next time!