34 Resolutions For an Organized New Year

The key to a more organized year is to understand that there are many different areas of your life that you have control over and that you can organize. While frustrations may run high when it comes to your significant other leaving socks all over the floor, you can relieve (some of) that stress by cleaning up your desktop. A "Friday Email" folder may be the trick to a semimanaged inbox, and an extra pair of headphones in all the important places could mean never having to work to the sound of other people's meetings again. Here's a full list of 34 ways you can get organized in 2017.

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Sync your email calendar to your phone’s calendar, so you never miss a call or meeting.
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Sync your email calendar to your phone’s calendar, so you never miss a call or meeting.

03
Create a “Friday Email” folder in your inbox to separate the important from things that can be answered at a later time.
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Create a “Friday Email” folder in your inbox to separate the important from things that can be answered at a later time.

04
Deep-clean your desk drawers and start fresh.
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Deep-clean your desk drawers and start fresh.

05
Clean out your computer desktop every Friday.
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Clean out your computer desktop every Friday.

06
Delete any unnecessary apps.
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Delete any unnecessary apps.

08
Donate any clothes that you haven’t worn in the last year.
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Donate any clothes that you haven’t worn in the last year.

09
Unsubscribe from unwanted emails that clutter your inbox.
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Unsubscribe from unwanted emails that clutter your inbox.

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Take inventory of what you already have in your closet — even the stuff buried in the back!
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Take inventory of what you already have in your closet — even the stuff buried in the back!

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Get creative with any extra books you have around — either DIY project or donate.
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Get creative with any extra books you have around — either DIY project or donate.

12
Turn old wine bottles into vases.
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Turn old wine bottles into vases.

13
Give yourself a deadline to read magazines.
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Give yourself a deadline to read magazines.

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Put any coffee dates, as informal as they may seem, into your calendar — it’ll help you commit.
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Put any coffee dates, as informal as they may seem, into your calendar — it’ll help you commit.

16
Skip Target’s dollar section (only if you tend to buy little trinkets that collect dust).
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Skip Target’s dollar section (only if you tend to buy little trinkets that collect dust).

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Embrace Target’s dollar section (for the organizers and little trinkets that are conducive to organizing).
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Embrace Target’s dollar section (for the organizers and little trinkets that are conducive to organizing).

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Keep all of your loose change in a single place; you’ll be more likely to use it this way.
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Keep all of your loose change in a single place; you’ll be more likely to use it this way.

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Turn long necklaces into ring holders.
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Turn long necklaces into ring holders.

20
Wake up early enough every morning to give yourself time to write out a daily to-do list.
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Wake up early enough every morning to give yourself time to write out a daily to-do list.

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Buy small wastebaskets for every room so that small scraps or pieces of garbage don’t collect at the top of your desk.
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Buy small wastebaskets for every room so that small scraps or pieces of garbage don’t collect at the top of your desk.

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Put all remote controls into a single basket.
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Put all remote controls into a single basket.

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Meal-prep, either by cooking for the week on Sundays or jotting down the meals you’ll be having during the week.
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Meal-prep, either by cooking for the week on Sundays or jotting down the meals you’ll be having during the week.

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Schedule reminders for important events, like birthdays, on your calendar.
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Schedule reminders for important events, like birthdays, on your calendar.

26
Avoid the morning scramble by laying out your clothes the night before.
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Avoid the morning scramble by laying out your clothes the night before.

27
Get rid of any makeup products that you haven’t used in months.
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Get rid of any makeup products that you haven’t used in months.

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Use the same credit card for all work-related purchases.
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Use the same credit card for all work-related purchases.

30
File receipts, or keep an Excel sheet up to date with all expenses.
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File receipts, or keep an Excel sheet up to date with all expenses.

31
Put pictures into frames instead of stashing them in drawers.
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Put pictures into frames instead of stashing them in drawers.

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Keep a list of your monthly essentials and check off once you’re out so you know exactly what you need to buy and when.
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Keep a list of your monthly essentials and check off once you’re out so you know exactly what you need to buy and when.

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Stay on top of prescription dates so you know when to pick them up.
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Stay on top of prescription dates so you know when to pick them up.

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Download an extension, like OneTab, to condense all the tabs on your browser.
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Download an extension, like OneTab, to condense all the tabs on your browser.