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Get Organized Month – January 2023

Get Organized Month, or GO Month, is celebrated for the full month of January every year. It was established by The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Each year, it takes the form of a month-long campaign that promotes the advantages of consulting with an organizing or productivity professional. Leading an organized life is not easy because it requires a lot of foresight, planning, and time management skills. However, an organized life is the most effective when it comes to optimizing productivity, making time for leisure, and building a promising future.

History of Get Organized Month

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is a group of professional organizers and consulters. They help individuals, families, and businesses plan and organize their lives to achieve their goals.

In 1983, the Association started from a small living room in a Los Angeles flat. A group of women who had been offering organizing services met up to network and brainstorm ideas. At the time, offering consultation services was an emerging field; and so they decided to band together, share ideas, and support each other. The group decided to call themselves the Association of Professional Organizers (APO). In 1986, they changed their name to NAPO. NAPO held an annual conference on the topic “Success Through Organizing” in the same year in Los Angeles.

In 1991, NAPO celebrated the first Get Organized Week. This was an annual event organized to help individuals, businesses, and schools to implement time management, organization, storage solutions, and productivity into their daily lives.

In 2005, NAPO declared January as Get Organized Month. This event aimed to inspire a national public awareness campaign about organizing and productivity.

Get Organized Month campaign was able to put into practice NAPO’s goal of inspiring individuals and businesses to optimize their time. NAPO has become the leading source for providing consultations with organizing and productivity professionals and also helping to enhance business connections, boost industry research, and maximize public awareness.

Get Organized Month timeline

1983
APO is Established

A group of organizing professionals meets in Los Angeles to exchange ideas and decide to call themselves the Association of Professional Organizers (A.P.O.).

1986
APO is Renamed as NAPO

They change their name to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and conduct an annual conference on the topic ‘Success Through Organizing.’

1991
NAPO Celebrates the First Get Organized Week

This is an annual event that helps individuals, businesses, and schools cultivate time management, organization, storage solutions, and productivity into their daily lives.

2005
January is Declared Get Organized Month

GO Month aims to inspire a national public awareness campaign about organizing and productivity.

Get Organized Month FAQs

How do you start organizing?

It always helps to make a schedule of things to be done and to tick off what you have completed. It is important to know when to get rid of things you do not need.

How do you declutter in 2022?

You can join a group of like-minded people and motivate each other to declutter. You could also get advice from a professional organizer. 

How do you become a highly organized person?

To become an organized person and sustain that lifestyle long-term, you need to be able to discard items routinely and stick to your daily schedules. 

How To Celebrate Get Organized Month

  1. Declutter your life

    Seeing a mess in your space every day is not very nice, right? Start Get Organized Month by getting rid of the clutter.

  2. Talk to an organizing professional

    It is not always easy to organize your life, especially if you are doing it for the first time. There is no harm in getting professional guidance.

  3. Create a timetable

    Go back to your school days and create a timetable for yourself. You can set aside time for work, chores, and fun activities.

5 Facts About Organization Skills That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. It saves time

    Having everything in place and having a set plan can save time.

  2. It helps to save money

    Being organized means not having to pay late fees because you forgot to pay your bills on time.

  3. It reduces stress

    Knowing exactly what you need to do and how to do it can decrease last-minute stress in your life.

  4. It helps you to succeed professionally

    An employee that is well organized is also more productive and is much more likely to do well in their career.

  5. More time for yourself

    Being organized helps people find more time for their interests.

Why We Love Get Organized Month

  1. It helps us lead healthier lives

    An organized life gives us more time to plan a healthier lifestyle. It gives us time to cook healthy meals and also exercise.

  2. It helps us concentrate

    Decluttering your space is helpful if you want to focus better. Not only that, but it helps to clear your mind and be more productive.

  3. Lead by example

    By leading an organized life, you are being a positive influence on those around you. The more people you can convert into adopting an organized routine, the better.

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