Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to January

January 2011
Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to January

To ensure that 2011 is your year, get a good start with these savvy tips to manage January. And Happy New Year to you too. 

DO
Be fair to yourself when you make New Year’s resolutions
Why? Because you’re doing a great job already and you don’t need to add a lot more to your plate.

GO
Home
Why? Because you’ve been on your feet all through the holidays and now is the perfect time to relax, sit back and let the spa come to you and catch up with your fave girlfriends.

GET
Something nice for yourself during the sales this week
Why? Because you deserve it, that’s why.

PLAY
In the snow
Why? Because you can make some really fun and simple creations with a big wow factor that your kids will love. 

SURF
www.jacksonpollock.org
Why? It’s pretty cool, and so are the results. Just start clicking and dragging when you see the blank screen.

READ
With your kids
Why? Because January 27 is Family Literacy Day and we’re celebrating it all month with these tips to encourage more reading at home.

APP IT
www.activemind.com
Why? Because kids need a way to track how much they are using iThingies and other screens, and this simple yet high-tech way is one they actually appreciate.

GREEN IT
Keep those holiday greeting cards
Why? Because you can reuse them for the next year. For a fun craft project with the kids, glue the fronts of this year’s cards onto a blank card to use the next year. You can also cut them up to make gift tags. Saving the planet usually means saving money, too.

HELP
Bring your Christmas tree out to be chipped and composted on January 8 and 9
Why? To help the environment, along with various Lions Clubs in Vancouver who, in turn, support local charities. Bring non-perishable items for food banks as well (and clear out that extra holiday stash).

DEAL IT
Pick up a new lunchbox from Nutrition for Your Condition
Why? Because you can receive 15% off lunch products, airline kits and versabags (for the new year). Visit the website, then send an email to savvy@nutritionforyourcondition.com listing the products you’d like to order. You’ll then receive a PayPal invoice with the discounted price that is valid until January 31.

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First published 2010.12.30

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