Start the New Year With a Plan

New Year’s Eve offers an occasion for reflection, even if you’re going to a big bash to watch the ball drop. Consider where 2018 has taken you: Are you more organized and clutter-free than you were at the start of the year? Are you happier, more fulfilled and less stressed? Make a resolution today to begin or reinvigorate your organizing efforts in 2019. First, make a place for all of the important personal and financial information you’ll want to access again throughout the year. Start by writing down all of the return addresses from your holiday cards and sorting out your bills and receipts from the last year, The Organized Home recommends, and you’ll get a headstart on correspondence and tax returns for 2019.

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Dips That Will Get Guests Noshing

Whether you’re hosting a festive family feast or a cocktail-fueled New Year’s Eve bash this season, everyone likes to nosh on a savory dip, Food & Wine says. From caramelized onion dip to hummus to crab-and-piquillo-pepper spread, there are tons of easy recipes that will get guests snacking (and mingling) at your holiday party.