Getting Organized Does
Not Happen Overnight
NAPO Guest Post: Tina Hazen, RN
Professional Organizer, Author and Speaker
Getting organized is a GREAT resolution or goal for 2024. You may be able to find things when you need them, save money and even save your sanity! Getting organized, unfortunately, does not happen overnight. It is a muscle that you need to work daily to see the results. Putting things where they belong, keeping up with the laundry and creating spaces to place important items are key.
Some people are naturally organized but have a wrench thrown into their lives and they get off track. This could be having a baby, getting married, getting divorced, having surgery, moving, starting a new job, or any event that knocks you “off of your feet.”
During this transition, having an organizer may save the day. He or she can help you decide what to keep, what to get rid of and what to pack. Since I have moved many times with my husband’s job, this has become a part of my business. I can relate with the stress of moving.
When getting married, blending homes can be hard with multiples of every item. The new apartment or house cannot hold two toasters, waffle makers or ironing boards!
When you have a baby, a person moves in with you, and that comes with a lot of “stuff.” People are lovely and may shower you with gifts, clothing and diapers. Having an organized way to store these items will help you.
If you have surgery and need to be off your feet for 4-6 weeks, things may not be the way you want them. I had a client with a bad knee and I was there to help carry items up and down the steps.
Some organizers pack and unpack items and do it in an organized fashion. I always label each box with a color. Each color represents a room in the home. For example, all kitchen boxes will have a piece of red tape on the top and on the corner of the box. The movers know immediately what room the box goes in based on the color of the box tape.
During these transitions in life, having help is important. You may want to tackle it by yourself, but it may be too taxing for you. Having an organizer can help alleviate the stress and anxiety of the situation.
NAPO has a website that is quite convenient for the public. If you are looking for an organizer, just put in your zip code and there will be a list of organizers near you. These organizers are members in good standing with the National Association of Productivity and Organizing.
Get Organized Month happens every year in January. It is a great time to set goals and look at what needs tweaked in your life. Getting organized will never be an action that you regret! Having zones for items, knowing where to put your pantry items, and even your clothing will help in your everyday life.
There are so many hours wasted “looking” for items that you know you have. If you place the item in the SAME place every time, it will always be there!
Remember if you need organizing assistance and support with your family life, home and/or office, you are cordially invited to contact ...
Donna LaRoche, M.Ed., Professional Organizer, 617.640.2366
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