Six Must-Haves to Plan & Organize for the New Year

If there is ever a time to organize your life and space, it is the beginning of a new year. Many of us like to start with a fresh planner, journal, or an inspirational read. Those books are great to have, but here we recommend six best must-have tools to help you plan and organize your space and life for the new year.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up with the KonMari Method. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

Your Best Year 2016: Productivity Workbook and Creative Business Planner

Your Best Year 2016 by Lisa Jacobs isn’t just an ordinary planner. Available to download online or as a hardcopy from Amazon and Etsy, this books gives insightful exercises for prioritizing your goals. The book also includes monthly planner pages and monthly, quarterly, and annual review pages to help you reflect on your steps.

Cloud file sharing and storage system: OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Doc, Box

File sharing and storage is a necessity in this day and age. Whether it is photos, writings, videos, or music – you must have your important files stored and backed up somewhere. Dropbox is user-friendly and lets you back up important files. You can also store and send photos, documents and videos to anyone with a Dropbox account. Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) allows easy sharing of your files with all your Google programs.

Happy new year and happy organizing and planning in 2016!