Finally get organized this year with Real Simple’s checklist of important to-dos.

By Nora Horvath
Updated August 17, 2017
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There are so many appointments that we know we should schedule, important calls we put off making, and activities to pencil in, but how frequently does “I’ll do it tomorrow” turn into next week, month, or even year?

As part of Real Simple’s Get It Done initiative this year, we’ve put together two charts to help get you more organized and productive.

The first is a calendar of all the important home and life appointments you probably either forget to do annually or scramble to do at the last minute. The chart is organized chronologically by the best times during the year to make those appointments to help you get ahead on your to-do list. For example, get your air conditioner serviced in March, before you suffer through the first sweltering day of the year without A/C. Another suggestion: Take your car in for a pre-winter tune up in early November to prevent a panic should you have vehicle troubles when you hit the road for holiday travel. And even that old friend you’ve been meaning to get back in touch with? Take the chance to reconnect on Friendship Day in August.

The second chart is an easy to understand list of what health tests you should be getting at every walk of life, with recommendations made by the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force. While this chart is a good guide for most healthy individuals, you should consult with your healthcare provider about specific concerns and other tests that are tailored to your medical history.

Print them out, hang them up, and share your success stories with us on social media with #GetItDone!

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