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18 Things To Do Before 2018

There are two types of people in this world – the ones who sail through December hoping that January will bring a fresh start, and the ones who use December proactively to set themselves up for success in the new year. If you are more like the former and wish to be closer to the latter, then this post is for you! We have almost four weeks left of 2017 and the only person deciding how you use them is you. Let’s start January 2018 off on the right foot, who’s with me?

1. Write a list of the things you accomplished in 2017.

2. Take a different route to work one morning.

3. Organize your closet and donate what you don’t wear.

4. Eat at a new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try.

5. Stop the monthly memberships that you’re not using.

6. Meet up with an old friend for a coffee date.

7. Plan and book a trip to take in the new year.

8. Look at the moon and stars on a clear night.

9. Schedule any appointments that you’re overdue for.

10. Mail a card to a family member you don’t see often.

11. Declutter your home and sell the things that have value.

12. Try a new recipe in the kitchen to bake or cook something.

13. Pay back anyone who you’ve borrowed money from.

14. Throw out any expired food in your fridge or pantry.

15. Choose a charity and donate your time, money, etc.

16. Collect any junk you have and drive it to the dump.

17. Read a book you’ve been wanting to read.

18. Put together a list of your goals for 2018.

Let me know which of these you liked the most! How will you be spending your last month of the year?


  1. loved reading your goals you want to accomplish before 2018. I really want to declutter and sell some of my old clothes

    • Aw thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it and best of luck to you on the decluttering 😘

  2. I like them all. This is inspiring 🙂 I would like to do some of the things listed above before 2018.

  3. I love this!!! These are some great ideas for the remainder of the year. Really reflective

  4. Great list, reminds me I need to do a clear out!

  5. I’m one of those who wants to sleep until January 2, so I totally love your list of accomplishments here. My closet COULD use a good cleaning out, and I love the idea of writing down all the good things that happened in 2017! Perspective is everything.

    • Haha I don’t blame you 😅 Good luck tackling that closet of yours, you’ll feel so much better once it’s cleared out!

  6. It’s a good idea to spend December preparing for a good 2018. I like all your goals and there’s a few of these I must do for myself too, like declutter my home and throw away junk.

    • I think decluttering is at the top of everyone’s to-do list 😂 Good luck!!

  7. Spending time with family and friends is probably the one thing I feel that I have slacked on this year. It’s so easy to get consumed by responsibilities we sometime put a back burner to those closest to us! I wish you the best of luck with your list!

    • I know what you mean, and family and friends are the most important so it’ll be good to spend some time with them this month ❤️ Thanks Angela, same to you!

  8. Honestly, I need to do all of these things! Lol Lots of decluttering and making more lists for 2018!

    • There’s still time to do it all! Just need to get started 🙃

  9. These are great and achievable goals. I have been thinking to do my lists for 2018. I have achieved my goals for this year, and I’m quite happy with it. Setting goals help us focus.

    • Thanks Crisly! Congrats on achieving your 2017 goals and best of luck to you in 2018 🤗 I agree, setting goals is an important first step.

  10. I Love those ideas. I am going to put them on my calendar and commit to doing at least 4 of them. Thank you for inspiration because i bet this will really perk me up to try new things. I love the one about a membership that you dont use. I know i have a few of those. So bad,

    Thank you for sharing this

    • That’s great to hear, Jody! Good luck going through those monthly subscriptions, there’s no use paying if you’re not using them 😛

  11. Great list! I am currently decluttering the loft and garage – a little stressful but will be so worth it in the end knowing there is no hidden mess and everything sparks joy. I am really excited about writing my goals for next year I have exciting plans. Fab post x

    • Exactly! It’s not the most enjoyable task but it’s nice to get it done. Oh I can’t wait to read about your exciting plans 🤗 Thanks Jaimi!

  12. Love this, My December Calendar can get hectic with festive events and running around shopping so this is good reminder and de-cluttering in December will make the New Year start even fresher 🙂

    • I know the feeling of a hectic calendar all too well 😅 I feel like I’m always playing catch up!

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