Start the New Year right and get your home organized now. Napo (National Association of Professional Organizers) on getting Organized:
Many people start the New Year with a resolution to get organized. The amount of information available to people continues to grow at a rapid pace, as do the number of demands on our time. Organized people save time and money, and reduce their stress and frustration levels. Organizing systems help you deal with everything from your paper to your professional responsibilities and give you parameters on what to keep, what to toss, and where to take action.
What is the best way to get organized?
Experts in the organizing industry agree that there are no “cookie cutter” solutions for getting organized. There are many different personality types, work styles, and environmental influences, so each person must find the system that works best for him or her. The number of organization-related products and services is continually increasing. With the help of a NAPO member you can determine the areas in which you want to improve, such as filing, clutter control, time management, maximizing storage space, or juggling projects and priorities.
How long does it take to get organized?
Organization is a process, not a state achieved in one day. Think about it as “being organized” or “staying organized,” not “getting organized.” A NAPO member can help you set up an organizing system in a few days. After that, the challenge is to continuously maintain it and work on it one day at a time. The good news is, once you learn good systems, habits, and tools, change becomes easier, as does bouncing back from an unexpected detour or period of feeling overwhelmed.
Being organized benefits your life in so many ways:
You will be able to find what you need when you need it, no more frantic searches for your car keys!
You’ll save money- no more buying duplicates of things you can’t find or paying late fees on your bills.
You will reduce the amount of time it takes to clean your home by 40%.
You will be able to park your vehicle in your garage again.
You’ll arrive at your appointments on time and un-frazzled.
Dressing yourself becomes so much easier when everything in your closet is clean, currently fits and is at your fingertips, easy to find and coordinate.
You will experience much less stress.
You’ll have more time for spending with friends and loved ones and doing the things you love to do!
Create space in your life by finally getting your home organized. Take it one room at a time, keep your organizing solutions simple to fit your family’s habits and don’t expect perfection- clutter is managed, not cured in today’s busy households. Have everyone in the family pitch in to clean up and maintain order and if you find you need additional help contact us, we can customize organizing systems to fit your life.