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Tips to Get Organized in the New Year

Local company Payne to Gain Organizing offers advice.

Local company From Payne to Gain Organizing wants everyone to know this is "GO" Get Organized Month.

Jen Payne, National Association of Professional Organizers member, offers these tips from NAPO:

• Create a list of priorities for your business and determine what needs immediate action. A professional organizer or productivity specialist can review your priorities and recommend a plan for getting started, without interrupting your daily business workflow. 
• Practice better time management. A NAPO member can help both you and your staff hone time management skills and increase productivity in the workplace. 
• Evaluate your space. Does it feel productive and calm? Physically setting up better-functioning spaces can help employees reduce stress and feel motivated. A professional organizer or productivity specialist will help create the ideal balance so your workspace feels energizing, yet relaxing.Employees report feeling more satisfied as a result of a supportive employer providing the tools to improve productivity and reduce stress.

Organizing does not end in the workplace. Families are busier than ever before, and being organized can help reduce stress which helps lead to better health and an overall feeling of wellbeing.

NAPO offers these tips for organizing yourself, your routine, and your family calendar:

• Decide that you deserve it. Understand that you deserve to have more control over your time, your surroundings, and less stress due to feeling overwhelmed. Commit to adding structure and stability to your life. 
• Create one calendar for scheduling the activities of everyone in your household, and daily/weekly/monthly checklists for each member of your family. Display the lists and calendar in a central location of your home, like the refrigerator or mudroom. 
• Prioritize your organization wants and needs. What room or space needs immediate attention? Talk to a NAPO member about your organization or productivity needs. He or she can help you get organized, but teach you skills to keep you that way. 
• Set realistic goals for organizing. With the help of a NAPO organizer or productivity professional, you can reach your organizing goals in a systematic way that will keep you motivated and empowered to success. You can achieve your organizing and productivity goals by creating a plan and sticking with it over time.

Mary Jane Walsh January 29, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Great coverage and great advice, love Mom

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