End-of-the-Year Bucket List: 4 Things To Do Before 2016 Ends

Posted on Dec 28 2016 - 11:27pm by Ave

I know that there are only three days left til 2017 but I thought I’d share my end-of-the-year bucket list with you. My list is actually really short. These are the things I really want to accomplish before 2017 knocks on my door.

Three days may seem like a really short time, but there is still plenty of time to do the things you have on your bucket list too! There is no need to get anxious because you haven’t crossed off all of your 2016 New Year’s resolutions from your list yet. Try to fulfill some of them and you’ll see that you’ll be much happier by the end of the day.

My end-of-the-year bucket list!

End-of-the-Year Bucket List


Starting the new year with a blank slate has been something I have been doing for years now. A couple of days before the end of the year I deep clean our apartment. It’s not something I enjoy doing, but a clean start is something I really love.

After the Christmas we try to declutter our home as much as possible – we sort the toys and clothes our daughter is not using anymore and same goes for our clothes and gadgets. We donate them to our local second-hand shop that raises funds to drug rehabilitation centers, so this way we can give back to our community.

I also raid my pantry and bathroom cabinets and get rid of food, skin care products and medicines that have expired.

Think about what you expect of 2017

Are you expecting to find “the one”? Get a better job? Travel the World? Write a book?
A lot of people will start the year with making resolutions. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions because I just tend not to keep them.

End-of-the-Year Bucket List Goals

I try to have some goals and expectations for the new year, though and I try to work towards them little by little. I break down my goal to smaller tasks and map the best trajectory to achieve my goals.

While we can’t exactly know what 2017 brings we are able to get spiritual insights and make the new year our best year yet!

If you are like me, and can’t wait to know if your chosen path is successful, contact someone who can tell you if you are on the right track! The people at psychicworld.com can tell you where you are headed so you can make the changes needed to reach the goal you set.

Get a planner

I love planners and I could not live without them. As soon as I buy a new planner, I start to fill in the birthdays, national holidays (read no work days!) and other important events. I also tend to check the best dates for family holidays and note down some possible vacation ideas, so I have something to look for.

Basically, I’m already planning the new year. I find that planning the days and weeks (if possible) ahead has a huge impact on my productivity. There are fewer things I forget and more things I get done, as I really like to cross off things from my list. Having a planner is a must for me if I want to achieve my goals.

Give yourself a break!

After all the hard work you have done this year, you deserve some pampering. Treat yourself to a spa day, go shopping, read a good book, spend a day binge-watching your favorite movies or shows.

Do something you really like! It’s a good way to unwind and enjoy the last days of 2016, and start 2017 fresh and rosy.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

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  • I simply could not get through a day without my planner! LOVE them! I also do a mad cleaning sweep of our home and DECLUTTER before the new year. Great article!

  • De clutter. That one is always on my list, but it never gets done. Especially when it comes to email. Maybe 2017 will be the year for it.

  • tara pittman

    I just bought my planner now I need to declutter. I will put that one off as it is not fun for me

  • Amy Jones

    These are truly good ideas! I need to look more into getting a planner and decluttering

  • Brittany Marshall

    Decluttering is definitely high on my list of to do especially with a move right around the corner! These are great tips! Thank you!

  • Melanie Smith

    Of course I need to do all of these before the end of the year!! Thank you for the reminder <3

  • I am not doing any new years resolution but a plan on my organizer and a list of the great things that I have done this 2016 is a must for me.

  • Declutter is always in my mind whenever I see our closet. I still have one day to get it done. Thanks for sharing!

    Mhaan | http://www.mommyrockininstyle.com

  • I never forget to get a planner for the new year! I think it makes me excited to plan for the year ahead! These are all a must do before the new year starts!

  • Jennifer Parker-Gilbert

    Good advice for accomplish New Year’s goals! It always makes me feel better to declutter and clean out my kitchen!

  • Emma white

    Defiantly need to get myself a planner, I will be writing down my goals for the new year and when I want them done by I did my deep clean the other day I just have toys and clothes to go through ready to kick start 2017 nice n fresh!

  • Alesia Taylor

    I just want to move forward. My 2016 didn’t pan out the way I would have liked, so moving on to 2017

  • Frosted Events

    Fabulous list of things to do! I love making bucket lists, they help you keep the big picture in mind. I need to go back through my 2016 one and see what we’ve missed

  • Great ideas! We do a deep clean before the new year come in. I love planners as I have to have one. Yes to binge watching lol

  • Dawn Zangerle

    I love this list!! Still need to declutter and I’m still thinking of my goals for 2017 but the last two are all done already! Have a Happy New Year!

  • Yes, I am working on decluttering big time! I also need to get a planner.

  • Yonca

    I happily said ‘goodbye’ to 2016 and ready for a pretty new year with hope and good plans. Happy 2017!!!

  • TColeman

    I already have a planner! I feel so much better when I have one to keep myself organized.

  • Yesha

    Awesome ideas! I believe that when you write your bucket list and set goals, you’ll achieve it. Let’s go get what we deserve this year.

  • I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions anymore because I can’t keep them. Just like you I’ve listed goals I’d like to achieve this year.