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Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Get Organized Month!

January is Get Organized Month as declared by the National Association of Professional Organizers. I think we all feel like getting organized, getting rid of stuff, making a new start. We'll take some time during January to organize several areas to help us get started!

If you haven't taken down your Christmas decorations yet, let that be your first organizing project. Get rid of anything in your Christmas boxes that you haven't used for the last couple of years and that you don't love.

As you are replacing your Christmas decorations with your regular decor, do the same thing. Get rid of anything that you don't love or is extraneous. Take the moment to look at your decor with a fresh eye:

Is it too much?

Is there something you need to make it complete?

Is anything faded or worn?

Is there something in another part of the house that would brighten up your look?

Is your room functional and efficient?

It's invigorating to pare down your stuff and take a new look at things. Have fun! When you finish, take a moment and come back to report your accomplishments.

More on Get Organized Month: Get Organized Month - Declutter Your Catalogs, Get Organized Month - Declutter Under Your Sink, Get Organized Month - Declutter Your Pantry, Get Organized Month - Clean out the Freezer, Get Organized Month - Declutter the Laundry Area

If you need help organizing your time or space, see my 1-2-3...Get Organized series, books and workbooks for the organizationally overwhelmed.

Speaking Engagements: What to Consider When Contemplating Downsizing

Just wanted to let you know of a couple of local speaking engagements for those of you in the area. I'll be speaking on What to Consider When Contemplating Downsizing at two different locations:

Saturday, January 3 - Borders in Cuyahoga Falls on Howe Avenue, 1 pm., lecture and book signing

Thursday, January 8 - Cuyahoga Falls Library on 2nd Street, 7 pm, lecture with books available for sale

Drop by if the topic is of interest to you!