Sharing my top 7 Things You Must Do Before The New Year Begins.
Besides making goals and plans for the upcoming New Year, it’s also great time to organize other important things in your life. I’m sharing one list of such things with you today.
7 Things You Must Do Before the New Year Begins
The new year is on our heels, and so it is time to take the steps needed to wrap this year up. Before you celebrate, take a look at these 7 things you must do before the New Year begins. When you keep these steps in mind, you can be assured you are starting the New Year on the right foot! Here is how to get started.
1. Use up those coupons.
Go through your coupon collection and use up all of the ones that set to expire on the last day of December. This way you are getting the savings you deserve. You can also use this time to throw away any expired coupons you can no longer use.
2. Check your credit/debit cards.
Is your credit or debit card set to expire on the last day of December? Take a peek in your purse to check. That way, on January 1st you aren’t trying to use an expired card.
3. Get those donations in.
You have until the last day of December to make any donations to charitable organizations and get a tax write off good on your current year’s taxes. Go through closets and drawers and see what else you have left to donate and don’t forget your receipt for tax purposes.
4. File rebates.
Do you have rebates to send in on products you purchased this year? If so, they may need to be post marked before January 1st. Check the dates on your rebates so you can be sure you get them turned in on time.
5. Call your utility companies.
Now is a great time to phone your utility companies and negotiate your rates. Rates may go up in the New Year, so doing this now can result in some serious savings later. I keep a storage unit and find that now is the perfect time to remember to do this.
6. Check the expiration on gift cards/gift certificates.
Check the expiration on gift cards and gift certificates you received throughout the year. Some may expire on the last day of December so be sure to use them now before they aren’t worth a thing.
7. Use your medical benefits.
For many health and dental plans, the plan resets itself at the start of a new year. If your plan covers so many cleanings/visits per calendar year, be sure you use your benefits before January 1st or you will lose them.
Don’t let this New Year start without checking off the items on this list first! Completing these tasks is the perfect way to start your New Year off on the right foot!
What do you currently do at the end of each year to prepare for the new one?