The beginning of the month is the perfect time to get organized and make sure you aren’t missing anything in the upcoming month.
It’s also a good time to review your goals and set new ones so you can have a productive month, too.
There are so many simple things you can do at the beginning of every month to prevent unnecessary stress later.
In this post, I’m sharing 9 things you should do at the beginning of every month to ditch unnecessary stress, get organized, and make sure your goals are ready for the month ahead.
9 Things To Do at the Beginning of Every Month to Be Super Organized:
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Create or Review Your Goals
At the start of the month, go through your and review the goals you set last month. Check off the ones you’ve completed and set new ones.
Once you have decided on the goals you are going to focus on for the month, set up some new habits and/or routines to help you keep up with them. That could be a weekly check-in to see where you’re at, or setting a habit to complete every day that’ll get you closer to your goal.
Start a 30 Day Challenge
This is a fun extra thing I’ve been adding to my months lately.
Doing a 30-day challenge can be a great way to build up a new habit you’ve been trying to do forever.
Make sure you only choose one new habit to focus on in a 30-day challenge so it is easier to implement.
In January I did a 30-day yoga challenge along with so many others on Yoga with Adrien’s Youtube channel. She does one of these every year and it’s a great way to get into something new.
There are so many other 30-day challenge ideas. I’ve put together a collection of over 30 ideas and put them into a PDF along with a calendar to track your progress. Just enter your email below and start a 30-day challenge today!
Go through purse/phone/papers
This is a simple step you can do to feel more organized.
Bring your purse to the table and dump everything out. Throw out the trash, save or toss any receipts, and decide what needs to stay and what can go.
Next, go through your phone.
Delete any unnecessary apps and go through the open tabs in your browser.
Then go through your photos. Delete all the screenshots you took that you don’t need anymore or the random pictures you took to remember something.
This is also a good time to back up your photos.
Finally, go through the papers and mail covering the counter, your desk, and the dining table.
Doing this will give you a clean slate to start the month. Plus less clutter means less stress and distractions which then leads to a more productive month!
Update Your Calendar
If you don’t have some sort of wall calendar I highly recommend getting one.
With all the things going on every month, it’s hard to remember everything but if it’s on a wall calendar where everyone can see it you don’t have an excuse for missing anything.
I put my big whiteboard calendar on the fridge so everyone can see it.
Make sure to write down every appointment, meeting, or family/friend hangout.
Related: February Bullet Journal Set-Up
Plan your budget for the month
The beginning of the month is the perfect time to go through the budget. Plan which check will pay which bills and when you are going to go grocery shopping.
Also, make sure there is enough money in your emergency fund for any unexpected expenses that could happen during the month.
The best way to be more organized this month is to declutter items that are just taking up wasted space.
Go through your stationery, the small kitchen appliances, movies, your clothes, etc.
You don’t have to do a huge purge by any means. Try to pick one area of the house to declutter during an afternoon each month.
Just doing a little declutter every month can help create a less cluttered mind.
Deep clean your home
After decluttering, take the time to clean your home.
Wipe down places that don’t get cleaned that often. Scrub down the appliances in the kitchen, do a wood shine on the floor, dust the ceiling fans, etc.
Doing a deep clean will help your home look and feel cleaner which will allow for less headaches later in the month.
Clean out the fridge
Along with deep cleaning your home, clean out the fridge.
Take everything out of the fridge, check the expiration dates, and take an inventory.
By doing this you can come up with meals for the next few weeks easily and realize which staple items you are out of and should pick up on your next trip to the grocery store.
Choose a Book to Read
The last thing I do at the beginning of the month is decide on a book (or two) to read.
Deciding what part of your life you want to focus on this month and find a book to pair with it.
Some of these things to do every month can be super simple while others may take time.
Plan out a few days at the end and/or the beginning of the month to organize and plan for the rest of the month.
Even just doing a few of these things can make a huge difference in your stress level and whether or not you reach your goals.
Plus when you are super prepared it can make the month go by not so scary-fast.
I would LOVE to know what things you do every month to be more successful and organized. Leave a comment and let me know.
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