Now, to organize it for the new year, I gather last year's planner and copy all important birthdays and anniversaries for the year. Then I copy all appointments that are already made for the upcoming year. I just keep all those little appointment cards we have received for future appointments at the dentist, doctor, eye doctor, etc. and once copied in the planner, I throw them away. Hooray! Less clutter means happy me. I also add days off of school from the school calendar and of course assorted stickers because I am weird like that. That's it...my new planner is all ready for the year ahead. Now it is ready to take its place on my desk where it will remain, open all year long.
Oh, and yes, I do keep all my old planners. Because they don't qualify as clutter. I mean, someday I may need to look back and see what day Rhett's 3rd birthday fell on, right? I know it is silly, but my new planner makes me happy.