I’ve been inspired lately by everyone’s goal posts. I’m not always one for goals in the usual sense, but I AM one for checking things off the proverbial to-do list. In other words, some of these aren’t quite GOALS per se, but more or less just things that I really need or want to get done. Here’s what’s on the docket for May!
Photo books: I make quarterly photo books on Shutterfly and I’m three books behind. While I now use their “make my book” service which saves me hours of time, they’re still a bit time consuming and not always in the budget. I’m determined to get caught up this month with those three. TIP: never pay full price on there. You can almost ALWAYS get 50% off the hardcover books or just wait until the next sale.
Finish transferring videos to hard drive: I started transferring the hundreds of videos of Caleb from my phone to my new external hard drive last month but I still have a long ways to go. I’d like to get the rest transferred this month.
Order DVD of videos: In addition to the hard drive, I want to get DVDs made of my Caleb videos. I found a mail in service through Walmart that I want to try, so I want to get my first one made this month.
Waxing: It’s that time! I need to get my eyebrows and lip waxed again. It hurts so I don’t get it done as often as I need to but I’m working on it.
Get my hair cut: My hair sucks… thin, flat, blah. I don’t get it cut often, but I want it shorter for the summer. I usually go to Hairzoo and pay less than $20.
Order prescription sunglasses: The days of me not being able to wear prescription sunglasses must come to an end! I plan on ordering from Firmoo because I’ve used them for regular glasses and have been satisfied.
Use / decorate my planner: I always start the year off really consistent with my planner and decorate it (STICKERS) every week until about March… then I fall off the wagon, use it much less, and don’t decorate it. Well, the decorating makes me more motivated to use it, so I’d like to decorate and use it all month long.
Pay $200 on credit card: I never used to have credit card debt but now I do and it’s HAUNTING ME. Ha. Thanks to a new garage door, vacation expenses, a car accident, and too many clothing purchases, I now have a hefty-ish balance. I’d like to pay at least $200 in May.
Don’t use credit card: Along with the previous goal, I’d like to avoid using my credit card at all.
Save $150: Pretty self-explanatory. I’d like to transfer at least $150 to our savings account this month.
Drop boxes off at Goodwill: I always have a box going of things to donate and end up dropping them off several times a year. I currently have three boxes waiting to go. I’ve been working on minimizing a bit, so I love finding something new to add to my donate box. I also usually donate books when I’m done with them (unless it’s a favorite, which I’ll keep) so into the box my books go when I’m done.
Finish cleaning our room: I’ve been working on de-cluttering and organizing our bedroom and I’d like to finish this month. It’s usually a weekend project.
That’s what I’ve got for this month! It kind of seems like a lot, but perhaps I’ll be motivated enough to do it all! I’ll check back in at the end of the month with what I’ve accomplished (hopefully all of it?).
What’s on your “get sh*t done list” in May?