By Brian Carr
The start of 2013 is a perfect time to get your house and life in order. You may be thinking about ways to lose weight, clear out clutter in your home or plan vacations for later in the year.
While you put the final touches on your New Year’s resolutions, Springpad can help you make your 2013 goals a reality.Springpad, one of Time Magazine’s top 50 Apps of 2012, offers a free compilation of 31 Ways to Organize Yourself in 2013 in honor of National Organization Month.
You can use the notebooks of plans to inspire fresh ideas to start the year full of motivation. Here are some of the compilation highlights waiting for you to explore:
Keep Your Fitness on Track
This one goal is what many people focus on when making their resolutions in January. After all the holiday parties and rounds of fudge and indulgent meals, it is time to get your heart rate elevated and your whole body moving. You can start a weight-loss journal and use different apps to log your daily workouts and calorie consumption. Accountability is the key to sticking with your goals, and helpful, motivational tips can support you in your workouts.
Organize a Messy Kitchen
As you hosted your holiday parties at the end of 2012, you may have spent more time than you would have liked looking for the right spatula to lift those cookies off the cookie sheet or locating the potato masher that comes out of the drawer once a year. about drawer organizers that can keep your gadgets in an orderly fashion and tips to keep your kitchen ready for your next cooking session.
Throw a Wine Party for Six People for Less than $100
Pick from a selection of affordable, extremely drinkable wines and accompanying organizational lists to gain inspiration for your next winter party. An impromptu gathering can be a perfect way to entertain and chase those winter blues away without toppling over your own fiscal cliff.
Start the College Search Process
You can start to plan your search and use handy checklists for students and survival guides for parents. You also can find more information if you are pursuing a graduate degree.
Gain Control of Your Garage
Tools and accumulated items that never make into the house can make it harder eventually to pull your car into its space. Don’t let your garage become a jumbled storage unit. Instead, follow Martha Stewart’s example of how to keep everything within easy reach or go with overhead sliding storage containers for other items that can stay out of sight.
Organize a Stress-Free Vacation
The mere mention of “vacation” should conjure thoughts of relaxation, but trips often turn into a jam-packed event circus, much like seeing Europe in a day. Kick back and really plan a vacation this year that is as stress-free as you can make it. Free wireless Internet solutions and all the necessary travel apps and tips are waiting for you to explore.
Discover the Back of Your Closet
Over time, the accumulation of clothes and accessories can lead to clutter and inefficient use of space. No matter the size of your closet, a quick session of clearing out the clothes you never wear, combined with smarter storage solutions, can make your space feel luxurious and roomy.
Stop Being Afraid of Your Bills
There is no time like the present to bring your finances back in line with reality. If you are planning for vacations, need to save for home repairs, or just simply need to save, then check out what financial apps, software and other supportive information can do for you.
Those ideas alone should help you start thinking about your life in 2013. Tap into your Springboard app on your smartphone or tablet to see all of the organizational possibilities available for you to make a new beginning. You may soon be putting a new lifestyle together in an efficient, streamlined manner that would impress any life coach.