Got an idea for a holiday? Send it to us

Submit Now

Get Organized Month

Get Organized Month – January 2024

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

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.).

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.’

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.

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.

Get Organized Month dates

2024January 1Monday
2025January 1Wednesday
2026January 1Thursday
2027January 1Friday
2028January 1Saturday
Celebration of Life Week
Diet Resolution Week
National Silent Record Week
National Time Consciousness Week
New Year’s Resolutions Week
The World Series of Beer Pong
Apple Gifting Day
Commitment Day
Copyright Law Day
Ellis Island Day
Euro Day
Global Family Day
Haiti Independence Day
Handsel Monday
International Public Domain Day
Mummer's Parade
National Bloody Mary Day
National First-Foot Day
National Hangover Day
National Shepherd Day
National Thank God Its Monday Day
New Year's Day
New Year’s Dishonor List Day
Polar Bear Plunge Day
Public Domain Day
Ring a Bell Day
Rose Bowl Game
Solemnity of Mary
Sudan Independence Day
Tournament of Roses Parade
Triumph of the Revolution
Universal Hour of Peace
World Day of Peace
Z Day
Apple and Apricot Month
Artichoke and Asparagus Month
Be Kind To Food Servers Month
Bread Machine Baking Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
California Restaurant Month
Celebration Of Life Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Children Impacted by Parent's Cancer Month
Clap 4 Health Month
Dry January
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get A Balanced Life Month
Get Ireland Active
Get Organized Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Child-Centered Divorce Month
International Creativity Month
International Quality of Life Month
International Wayfinding Month
International Wealth Mentality Month
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
Little Things Mental Health Campaign
March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
National Bath Safety Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Black Diamond Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Book Blitz Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National CBD Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Codependency Awareness Month
National Conscience Month
National Eye Care Month
National Fiber Focus Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Meat Month
National Mentoring Month
National Menudo Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Personal Trainer Awareness Month
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Pre-Pregnancy Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Staying Healthy Month
National Sunday Supper Month
National Thank You Month
National Train Your Dog Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
National Wheat Bread Month
Poverty Awareness Month
Prune Breakfast Month
Receding Gums Awareness Month
Retail Bakers Month
Rising Star Month
Self-Love Month
Shape Up US Month
START Child Health campaign
Teen Driving Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
Unchain a Dog Month
Walk Your Dog Month

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.