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Starting Fresh: Get Organized in 2013

By Rob Stott / Jan 2, 2013 (Maria Toutoudaki/Digital Vision/Thinkstock)

January is National Get Organized Month, and professional organizers want to help you start the year off right with “less stress and greater productivity.”

As the calendar turns, there’s no better time to start fresh and clear some of that clutter off of your desk and out of your inbox. The National Association of Professional Organizers will help employees and employers do just that this January, during its ninth annual National Get Organized Month.

The initiative aims to bring national focus to how getting organized “empowers people to take back control over their time, inboxes, paperwork, and possessions,” NAPO said in a statement.

“Organization is a process and a commitment that requires time and dedication,” said NAPO President Angela F. Wallace. “Productivity specialists and professional organizers are able to empower and guide clients with the tools and systems necessary for maintaining an organized lifestyle with less stress and greater productivity.”

NAPO chapters and members will host public events throughout the country on photo organizing, the challenges of downsizing, and the economic benefits of being organized.

“Becoming more organized can reduce stress, save money, increase productivity, and enhance the quality of your life,” said Wallace.

NAPO offered several tips for businesses wishing to implement more organized systems:

  • Create a list of priorities for your business and determine what needs immediate action.
  • Practice better time management.
  • Evaluate your space. Physically setting up better-functioning spaces can help employees reduce stress and feel motivated.

With a practically untouched calendar in front of you, what efforts are you making to get organized in 2013? Let us know in the comments.

Rob Stott

Rob Stott is an assistant editor at Associations Now. More »

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