Posted by: Melinda Anderson | January 6, 2011

It’s Get Organized Month!

It’s that time of the year again… It’s Get Organized Month! For the seventh year in a row, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has proclaimed January as the month for making a resolution to get organized.


“Get Organized” is one of the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions made annually.
Don’t know where to begin? Here are 15 ideas to get you started:
1. Update your planner with important dates: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments and other annual appointments, annual veterinary appointment for your pet’s vaccinations, vacation days,vehicle license tag renewal date
2. Go through your household files and pull tax related papers
3. Make an appointment with your tax preparer
4. Archive 2010 and earlier papers
5. Set up files for 2011 bills and receipts
6. Set up a mail-handling system – no more piles of unopened mail this year
7. Clean out desk drawers and organize the essentials
8. Turn your kitchen junk drawer into a utility drawer and fill it with items you use often
9. Update phone lists and contact information
10. Renew your driver’s license, professional license, passport, dog license, etc.
11. Organize all closets and donate old, unwanted items
12. Organize one room per month by clearing out clutter and getting rid of items you no longer need, use or love.
13. Recycle or donate old magazines
14. Update your home inventory using a digital camera or video recorder
15. File your digital photos in online albums or electronic files


  1. […] 30, 2011 by Melinda Anderson To wrap up Get Organized Month, I’m giving all new subscribers to this blog a FREE copy of my latest book Think Outside […]

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