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Summer’s over, Christmas is nearly here, so that can only mean one thing…it’s almost the new year. And not just any new year either, it’s 2020, and whether you agree with it or not, many people think it will be a special year. Being alive in a year where the first two digits match the second two digits only comes once in a century, so just being here makes it a big deal. Not everyone gets to be alive in this special year, and to experience it twice is extremely unlikely. Babies who are born in 2020 will have to live until they are 101 until they experience this, so it’s a pretty big deal. Therefore, it’s essential to make it a special one and not just new years eve either, the whole year!

So, how can you get organized for 2020 now so that you have the best year ever?

Plan, Plan, And Plan Some More

Yes, plan! 2020 planners are out now, and it’s time to get writing in them. Whatever you know is happening, from weddings, birthdays to bank holidays (which by the way, the May bank holiday is changing in 2020, so you need to know this), get it all written down first and then you’ll know what other time you have free to do whatever you want.

Get Early Deals

Once you know what time you have free, start looking at holiday deals, meal deals, Groupon Vouchers for hotels or weekends away, whatever it is that you fancy doing, if you can plan ahead, then you can usually get a good deal. Shop around and see what’s out there. 

Chat To Your Mates

Okay, you’ll probably do this anyway, but make a point of chatting to your mates about their plans next year. Is anyone likely to get married? Has anyone mentioned going on holiday together? Is anyone due to give birth and then have a christening which you need to be there for? Chat to your mates, see what they’ve got going on that they know of, and go from there.

Check Sports And Events

2020 will see the Olympics in Japan, the UEFA 2020 in Europe, and tones of other events, so it’s worthwhile checking out first of all if there’s any that you want to see and go to or if there’s any that might affect any plans you have. For example, if you planned a weekend in Cardiff and then realized that there was a huge rugby match going on then the prices of hotels will increase, the whole city will be busy, and you’ll find that traffic is mad, restaurants are booked, and it’s not the city break you planned. This could happen in any city for any event, so make sure you double-check. Equally, if you want to go to one of the events and are happy to deal with the crowds and the traffic, then book early for the best price possible.