February, 2016Welcome to our monthly organizing checklist. There's a different organizing suggestion for you to do every day of the month--all easy, down-to-earth, and no thinking 'what should I do?' required. When the month changes, so does our checklist. Join our weekly newsletter to be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here____ Feb 1It’s American Heart Month. Plan some healthy meals. Go for a walk. If you have not seen your doctor in a while, make an appointment for a checkup.____ Feb 2Groundhog Day. According to the Huffington Post, in the past 100 years, Punxsutawney Phil has only been right about 39% of the time. Don’t pack your winter clothes away yet.____ Feb 3How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you have slipped a bit, start again.____ Feb 4Homemade Soup Day. Make extra and freeze for another time.____ Feb 5February is also National Bird Feeding Month. Keep bird feeders filled, especially if you live where snow covers the ground much of the winter.____ Feb 6Is there a drawer where you keep pens, pencils, markers, crayons, etc. Go through it and get rid of pens or markers that don’t work, as well as nubs of pencils or crayons..____ Feb 7Super Bowl Sunday. Invite friends for a potluck meal and watch together. ____ Feb 8Clean Out Your Computer Day. Like file drawers, there is clutter on the computer too — old receipts, old emails, recipes you will never make. Delete all unnecessary files. ____ Feb 9Mardi Gras. Wear colorful beads. Enjoy some Cajun or Creole food. ____ Feb 10If you did not do this in January, buy birthday cards to have ready to send. Restock your supply of Thank You, Get Well, Sympathy, or New Baby cards.Want a clutter-free home once and for all? Check out my brand new Goodbye Clutter resource! Visit:http://www.getorganizednow.com/goodbye-clutter-sl.html?cl____ Feb 11Clean your phone. Phones harbor a lot of germs due to frequent handling.____ Feb 12Simmer citrus peels and cinnamon sticks on the stove or in a small crockpot to make the house smell good. Or set out a bowl of vinegar to help get rid of odors that seem to linger more during winter months when our windows are shut.____ Feb 13 Take everything off your desk and give it a good cleaning. Brush dust from your keyboard. As you put things back, consider if you really need/want them on your desk.____ Feb 14Valentine’s Day. Send a valentine to someone who would not expect it.____ Feb 15President’s Day. George Washington’s birthday is observed. Perhaps a good day for a cherry pie?Do you want more time in your day to get things done AND to find the time to do what you love? Check out my 501 Tips and Ideas for Finding More Time resource! Visit:http://www.getorganizednow.com/time.html?cl____ Feb 16Clean out under the kitchen sink. Get rid of old or unused cleaning products. Check for leaks.____ Feb 17Random Acts of Kindness Day. What can you do for someone?____ Feb 18Seed catalogs start arriving this month. Think about what you would like to plant and order early.____ Feb 19Go through your house and look at the knick knacks on your shelves. Do they need cleaning? Change or rearrange them for a fresh view.____ Feb 20Love Your Pet Day. Clean your pet’s bowls. Often we just add fresh water, or do a quick rinse before adding fresh food (especially if using dry food). Today, wash them well with soap and water. Wash their blankets too.____ Feb 21When did you last launder the bathmats?____ Feb 22If you have a mattress that needs turning, do it this month, but save your back, get someone to help.____ Feb 23Do you need to buy more sand or salt to keep steps and sidewalks safe if it gets icy?____ Feb 24If you have stairs in your home, clean the railing.____ Feb 25It’s Chili Day. Try chili a different way, over pasta or a baked potato. .____ Feb 26Use a microfiber cloth to clean TVs and computer screens throughout the house.____ Feb 27Clean the carpets. If you are feeling ambitious, do a steam cleaning. If not, a spray-on that dries and gets vacuumed will freshen it.____ Feb 28It’s Oscar’s Night. Make some popcorn and cheer for your favorite movies and actors. Multi-task and work on that neglected craft project while you watch.____ Feb 29Leap Year Day…a good day to catch up on something you’ve fallen behind on.
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