January is Get Organized (GO) Month, and the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) plans to observe the 10th anniversary of its national public awareness campaign by spreading the word about the benefits of improving order and efficiency.

Originally established as the “Get Organized WeekSM” Community Service Project Program in 2003, NAPO members held local events to help promote organizing in their communities. The success of the program led NAPO to officially proclaim January as GO Month in 2005, and develop a public awareness campaign to focus national attention on how getting organized saves time, saves money and reduces stress.

During GO Month, NAPO features tips and advice on time management, organization, storage, and productivity on NAPO.net, its Get Organized Blog, and its social media sites. NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists across the country have planned nearly 20 events throughout January to celebrate GO Month’s 10th anniversary, including an online photo contest, organizing storage spaces at local charities, live and online seminars, recycling events, an official GO Month state proclamation and much more. By sharing proven organizing and productivity techniques and principles, NAPO members empower individuals, families, businesses and organizations to regain control over their time, possessions, inboxes and surroundings.

Several of NAPO’s Corporate Associate Members have signed on as the official sponsors of GO Month to help deliver NAPO’s beneficial messages about organization and productivity.

Brother International Corporation


Clos-ette Too


Easy Closets

Esselte Corporation (Pendaflex® products)

Gladiator® GarageWorks

The Neat Company


S. C. Johnson Company (Ziploc® brand)

Shelf Genie


Uncle Bob’s Self Storage

“We are thrilled to be celebrating GO Month’s 10th anniversary,” says NAPO President Mary Dykstra-Novess, Certified Professional Organizer®. “What started a decade ago as a NAPO community service initiative has evolved into an annual call-to-action that engages individuals, organizations and businesses nationwide.” She continues, “Thanks to the continued and generous support of our GO Month sponsors, each year our members produce fun, informative events that demonstrate how good organizing practices can enhance people’s lives. GO Month just keeps getting better, and we look forward to celebrating it for years to come.”

For more information about GO Month and local GO Month events, visit http://www.napo.net/GOMonth, or visit the Get Organized blog at NAPOGetOrganized.com. To find a professional organizer in your area, visit http://www.napo.net.

About NAPO

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) leads and advances the organizing and productivity industry. NAPO was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit professional educational association for professional organizers. Today, NAPO has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing the full spectrum of the global industry: professional organizers, productivity specialists, authors, educators, trainers, manufacturers, service providers and more.

NAPO is The Organizing Authority®. NAPO serves its members and the public by providing professional educational opportunities, industry leadership, productive partnerships and expert information and solutions to foster growth and fulfillment for all who work within the organizing and productivity industry or benefit from its services. NAPO is headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and is on the web at http://www.NAPO.net.

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