Monday, January 26, 2015

New Years Resolutions - Reality Setting In

January is winding down. Most people have already put away all of their Christmas decorations. Everything is getting back to "normal".

And with "normal" comes a reality check. This promises that you made to yourself - and probably told a few people - have probably already gone out the window.

The "I am going to lose weight",  "I am going to start exercising" and my favorite "I am going to get more organized".

Good intentions - but follow through always seems to be a problem.

Everyone gets so caught up in everyone's enthusiasm that they make promises that are hard to keep. It's not that people are intentionally breaking their "promises" (or goals). It's just that it's hard - especially when you don't see immediate results and have no one around that is pushing you - being your cheerleader - telling you what a great job your doing.

Which is one reason those exercise tapes don't work. You can turn them off and ignore them. Not so much when you are at the gym and the trainer is pushing you to your limit.

It's for your own good!

That's why having a workout buddy is a good thing. You can each push the other person to give their "all".

Being organized - getting organized - is a process. And it's not always a fast process. Things get messier before they get neater and more organized. You don't always see results in the first hour or the first day.

You (your home or office) didn't get disorganized and cluttered in an hour - and it's going to take more than an hour to get organized.

It's one step at a time -  one small space at a time - one room at a time.

Progress will come. Maybe slowly for some. There could be some slight resistance - not intentional - but it's there. For some people it's a slow process to get to the point where they are "ready" to let go and get their space to be clutter free.

Being - and getting organized - is an ongoing process. One that you have to stick to - even when you don't feel like it.

As a certain sports company says "Just Do It"!

Now stick to your resolutions and get yourself organized!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Clearing Your Clutter in the New Year

Some people are starting to put all of their holiday decorations away. So take it one step further and start the New Year off right by clearing all of the clutter throughout your home.

The easiest things to clutter - are flat surfaces!  People get into the habit of just putting things down wherever there is a surface. The problem is - they never pick it up and move it to where it's actually supposed to go.

As Professional Organizers like to say "everything should have a home".

So as you are putting away all of your holiday decorations - clear everything off of each surface (each coffee table, desk, dining room table, kitchen table, counters.....).

Then take a step back and decide what should go there - what actually belongs in that room and on that surface (table).

Keep out only what you actually need or use every single day. If it's an item that you only use once in a while - put it away (somewhere that makes sense).

The less that you have on the surface - the cleaner and less cluttered it will look.

It's a quick and easy fix that will transform a room instantly!

Go through each room of your home and do the same thing. Look at each surface and decide what you really use on a daily basis - and put the other things away. Your home will instantly be refreshed.

Then take it one step further - and for your New Years Resolution - resolve to put things where they belong immediately - so that you don't end up in the same boat a week from now. It's not easy to break a bad habit and it's harder to make a new one feel natural - but stick with it - and soon you too will live in a clutter free zone.

Happy Organizing !

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Friday, January 2, 2015

January is GO Month ! (GET ORGANIZED)

Direct from NAPO:
January is GO Month! This month long national public awareness campaign by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) promotes the
benefits of getting organized, and offers strategies, suggestions and solutions to help the
public become more organized and productive at home and at work. NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists across the country host events in their communities to empower individuals, families and businesses to regain control over their surroundings, time and possessions.
GO Month History
In 2003, NAPO established the “Get Organized Week" ” Community Service Project Program,where NAPO members held events to help promote organizing in their communities.The success of the program led NAPO to officially proclaim January
as Get Organized (GO) Month in 2005, and develop a public awareness campaign to focus national attention on how getting organized empowers people to regain control over their time, possessions, in boxes, and surroundings.
NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists across the country
once again will host community events to help individuals, families, businesses and
organizations bring time management, organization, storage solutions and productivity
into their lives, and start the year with systems and solutions to improve efficiency long
About NAPO
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) leads and advances the organizing and productivity industry. NAPO was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit professional educational association for professional organizers. Today, NAPO
has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing the full spectrum of the global industry: professional organizers, productivity specialists, authors, educators, trainers, manufacturers, service providers and more. 

NAPO is "The Organizing Authority".  NAPO serves its members and the public by
providing professional educational opportunities, industry leadership, productive partnerships and expert information and solutions to foster growth and
fulfillment for all who work within the organizing and productivity industry or benefit from its services. NAPO is headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and is on the web at


Let's celebrate GO Month by making a New Years Resolution to try and get ourselves MORE ORGANIZED in 2015!

Take the first step by contacting a Professional Organizer to help you in the process. You will be glad you did!

Remember our slogan  -    "Less Clutter = Less Stress"

Make 2015 the year you took the plunge !

Get Organized !

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy NEW YEAR - 2015 !

Wishing all of you a very  HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!

May it be filled with joy.....  and no clutter ! 

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