We’re not quite through February, but warm weather is fast approaching. And with that weather comes certain events for which you may need to begin preparing now. Using lists and checklists to help you accomplish the necessary tasks as early as possible is the key to stressless life events. With hundreds of printable lists available to its members, ListPlanIt.com has what you need to plan your time, analyze the steps, move you to action, and record your successes.
The following is a list of approaching spring events that you may or may not need to begin to consider. Members to ListPlanIt will find the lists they need in the categories listed. Not yet a member? Join today and get organized for spring and all other upcoming occasions.
Outdoor Home – Whether you garden or landscape your yard, you will likely spend quite a bit of time outside this spring. It is time to start planning, buying seeds, preparing your tools, and getting dirty. Maybe you have outdoor projects that you have been putting off until spring. Use ListPlanIt‘s garden and spring project planning pages in Home Management to help you organize your tasks and your time.
Income Taxes – This is tax season, and if you find you’ve been putting it off, it is time to get it done. Gather your W-2s and any other documents that you might need to complete your taxes, and sit down this week to get it done quickly online. Or make an appointment to get some help at a local tax preparer. ListPlanIt has forms and pages to help you organize your finances, including a Tax Form Manager, in Financial Planning.
Spring Break – You don’t have to be a college student to make the most out of spring break. Start planning now for a memorable one. Whether making a road trip or flying someplace exotic (Travel Planning), catching up on blogs or scrapbooks/photo albums (Memory Journal), or hosting a fun get-together with friends or family (Holidays & Occasions), you’ll find everything you need to make it great using ListPlanIt’s tools.
Easter – Pretty spring clothing, a special service, related events (e.g. easter egg hunt), and a holiday meal are all components to Easter planing. You may be hosting celebrations in your home or just considering ways to make the day special for your family. ListPlanIt‘s Holidays & Occasions is a great place to find event, party, and meal planning pages to help you prepare.
Mother’s Day/Father’s Day – How many times do we let an occasion to sneak up on us and miss a chance to really show people how much they mean to us? While these 2 holidays are still 2 to 3 months away, keep them in your mind and consider ways to really shower the mom or dad in your life with love. Gift planning and special event planning pages can be found in ListPlanIt‘s Holidays & Occasions.
Graduation – The end of this school year is around the corner. If you have a child transitioning from elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school, high school to college, or college to the real world, then you may want to begin to think of ways to commemorate the occasion. Graduation is the successful completion of one chapter and the introduction to another. Find what you need to plan a graduation celebration in Student Planning.
Summer Vacation – Although summer vacation occurs in the summer, there is plenty to do in the spring to prepare for the summer ahead. Now is the time to enroll your child(ren) in your choice of summer camp(s). Don’t wait until summer or you’ll find the chance is gone (Student Planning). Hoping to take a vacation or a staycation this summer? Make the most of it by considering your budget, your time, and your desired location (Travel Planning).
Meals – Spring is the time to transition from hot and hearty soups, stews, and casseroles, to lighter and healthier options. Create a spring menu plan or inventory your spring meal options for quick, weeknight family dinners at home. You’ll find everything you need to plan a menu, inventory meals, create a grocery list, organize your food storage, and more in ListPlanIt‘s Meal Planning section.
Health and Happiness – Resolve comes more easily with pleasant weather. Use that to your advantage by setting goals for your health. Use a food journal to track your calories consumed. Set exercise goals for yourself. Consider your interests and hobbies. Join a group of like-minded people or create your own (Club Organization). Personal Interests has what you need to set goals, track your healthy activities, and plan for more enjoyment of your hobbies or interests.
What big events will you be planning for in the upcoming weeks? Which lists help you out the most at this time of year?