Seven years ago, The National Association of Professional Organizers declared January as Get Organized Month. NAPO chapters across the nation organize public events to inspire and educate people to better organize their lives.
This year NAPO-NNJ (Northern New Jersey) is hosting a free ‘Ask the Organizer’ panel at Restyle Renew, a clothing and furniture consignment shop in Denville, NJ on January 22, 2011 from 11:30am-2:30pm. NAPO-NNJ members will be on hand to teach how to de-clutter and organize a closet and address all organizing needs presented to them.
Win a 4 hour home closet organization session scheduled in April including a $500 gift certificate to California Closets.
So drop on by, get solutions to your organizing challenges, and make 2011 the year you ‘Get Organized!’
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On Saturday, January 30th over 25 Professional Organizers (including myself) gathered at the IKEA of Paramus to educate their guests on the benefits of getting organized with IKEA products in honor of ‘Get Organized’ Month.
It was amazing to see so many people coming out to shop and learn about organizing on such a frigid day. We met hundreds of people who wished for better organization in their homes and in their lives. We gave out tip sheets, did presentations and gave advice on helpful IKEA products.
A few pictures from the day:
Our Tips Table in the Cafeteria
Greeting IKEA guests
Organizing a Kitchen presentation
Helping out an IKEA customer
What will NAPO-NNJ do next year for ‘Get Organized Month?’ Who knows–but whatever our event may be, we hope it is a s successful as our day at the IKEA of Paramus in 2010.
I know we haven’t gotten through ‘the holidays’ yet but I’d like you to start thinking about an event that occurs in January–‘Get Organized Month.’ It is the professional organizing industy’s national event dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of getting organized and of hiring a professional organizer. It’s not a coincidence that ‘GO Month’ (as we organizers call it) comes at the start of the new year. It’s a time when many people make resolutions to get their homes and lives more organized and NAPO is here to help.
If there’s a local chapter of NAPO in your backyard, chances are there’s a GO Month event planned. If you’re in and around Northern New Jersey between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, January 30, 2010 take some time to attend the NAPO-NNJ Get Organized Month Event at IKEA of Paramus, NJ. We’re calling it ‘Organize to Economize’ in the New Year with IKEA Products. And the event is FREE!
There will be professional organizers on hand to greet you as well as staffed ‘Tips Tables’ in the Restaurant and Marketplace area. We’ll also have members of our NAPO-NNJ chapter giving presentations on organizing closets, home offices and kitchens as well as mini-workshops for kids. I’ll be there early to greet IKEA guests and I’ll be photographing the event for the chapter.
So come on down, grab a famous IKEA cinnamon bun and get your organizing questions answered. It may not fulfill your resolution to lose weight but you’ll be on the road to getting and staying organized in 2010. See you there!