First there was the Stone Age, followed by the Bronze Age. Now we’re into the “stor-age.” And it’s a pervasive problem — a lack of storage in the home. Even two-car garages aren’t big enough to hold more than one car for all the competing clutter. Closets spill over, a drawer or two become known as the “junk drawer” and even hallways somehow manage to become areas of clutter.
Getting organized is among the many goals people resolve to meet each year. You’re going to clean out the shed or do something about every flat space in your house that’s covered with clutter or get the closets in order. In the office, you’re going to tackle your digital files.
You can organize and succeed any month of the year. The National Association of Professional Organizers has resources for you to use for your home, your shed or your business endeavors. Its members specialize in home and office organization, and some have capabilities you might not expect — such as emergency preparedness, blending households, cataloging collections, time management, home staging, medical and legal organizing and helping clients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or other conditions.
Having a professional organizer is no different than hiring a personal trainer. Both train clients to learn and apply a skill. If you bring a professional organizer into your business or home, he or she will likely go through a step-wise process to find the pinch points that stifle and create disorganization.
To find a professional organizer near you, visit www.napo.net. The organization has some tips online for most anyone.