We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘new year, new start’ and as we enter 2023 you might be making plans for holidays, career development or personal goals.

January is the perfect time to get on top of life admin – the cold, dark nights lend themselves to getting ahead with tasks that build up over the rest of the year, and once done you can start the year as you mean to go on.

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That said, making time for lifemin is easier said than done, especially if you’ve got little people around.

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If you’re reading this because you’d like to get organised as the new year begins but aren’t sure where to start, this collaborative post reveals all!

5 easy ways to organise your life in 2023

1. Make a snagging list

Spring cleaning is just around the corner so take time to make a list of any jobs that need doing around the house. This could be cleaning the skirting boards or touching up the paintwork – any of the little jobs that can make a significant difference. Not only will maintenance ensure your house holds its value (a crucial factor even if you don’t plan to sell in the near future), but it also makes it a place you want to spend your time, which is exactly what every home should offer!

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2. Check your insurance renewals

With insurance policies due in either an annual lump sum or via direct debit, it can be easy to dismiss them until it’s time to renew. However, you could be throwing money away if you’re staying with your current insurance companies rather than scoping the market for better deals. Car, pet, and life insurance can be expensive but one area that can offer substantial savings is by switching home insurance. Changing your house insurance NI provider could save you a small fortune!

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3. Book your annual leave

If your workplace runs their annual leave schedule from January to December, act quickly to ensure you have your pick of days off. This is vital if you work in a large company and want time off during a popular period such as the school holidays or over Christmas. Get in early to avoid disappointment!

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4. Arrange your holiday

For many people, the wintry weather drives them to book their summer holiday so if you have specific dates and places in mind, it can be worth securing travel and accommodation now if you haven’t already. Not only will you have a holiday to look forward to on the long winter nights, but you can revel in the knowledge you won’t have a last-minute panic when your first choices are all booked up.

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5. Make a budget – & stick to it

Budgets aren’t fun, but they are necessary. Knowing your incomings and outgoings means you are aware of how much money you have to spend (or the shortfall). See where you can make cutbacks and swaps to make the most of your money and make 2023 the year you are fully in control of your finances.

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