Top 5 ways to stay organised in 2017

January 13, 2017

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you had a fabulous Christmas and a lovely New Years. January is usually a time to reflect and think about the year ahead of us. Many of you may have set yourself some new year’s resolutions which we hope will last. Maybe one of them was to be more organised. This post will be perfect for you, so we have compiled a list of our top 5 ways to be more organised for 2017.

  1. Countdownplus

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you might know we do love our products. Maybe over the Christmas period, you have so much planned already for 2017, then why not use our app to help you with that. Load everything from your holidays to birthdays and even those Monday morning meetings at work. If you ever get stuck with the app want to know more about it, then check out our YouTube channel which has plenty of tutorials.

  1. Goals List

You may be already wanting to do so much more this year. So why not write down your monthly goals for this year. Each month write down personal or professional things you would like to achieve. It could help to boost your confidence and make you strive for better things. If something does not get completed in the month you wanted then move it along to the next month. Also, book yourself some rewards like a spa day or a fancy meal with your friends to celebrate those little victories.


  1. Cleaning up

Yes, we realise this maybe a slightly boring one, but consider having more of a schedule for your cleaning up. So say you live alone, and you know you don’t cause as much mess, as maybe say a family of four would. Then you don’t have to tidy as often. Set aside realistic time either during the week or on the weekend, when you just get on with the washing or cleaning up. If you know you won’t stick to it so much, then add this as an event on the app. You will get notified before or on the day of the event.

  1. Clear out

There is nothing better than having a clear out at the start of the year. You could aim to get rid of a bunch of clothes you no longer wear and give it to charity. You could clean the kitchen and get rid of any old food and throw it in the bin ready for bin collection day. Go through anything on your coffee table, work desk, dining room table or kitchen countertops. You don’t have to do this as much during the year so maybe aim to do it summer time and then Christmas time again. That way you get rid of any clutter that is lying around.

  1. To Do List

Nothing satisfies as more than anything like completing a days work that you set aside for yourself. Whether you work for yourself or work a big company having a to-do list eliminates the problem of forgetting to do things. A system that works well for us here at Countdownplus is the post-it note system. Find a small space it could be on your work desk or on your work cubicle wall. Write down on each post it what you need to do and then move the post it once you have completed it to the done pile. Take a look at the photo above for guidance on how to do it.


We hope this gave you some ideas on what to do this year in terms of organisation. Don’t forget to download the app if you haven’t already we are available on both Android and the App Store.