Monday, December 27, 2010

Get GOing

Did you know that January is Get Organized Month? The National Association of Professional Organizers started GO Month several years ago to start off the year with a positive way to explain to the general public what services professional organizers provide and to suggest a way for organizers to give back to their communities by holding events and service projects related to organizing.

January is a natural time for people to think about organizing some part of their lives that hasn't been working well for them. The excesses of December are fun, but one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is when we put away for another year the decorations and lights, and we shed the skin of the old year entirely. The shiny new toys and clothes we might have received as presents become a way for us to reinvent ourselves a bit in the new year, and everything seems clean and bright as we face the rest of the winter refreshed.

This week between Christmas and New Year's is a time of transition. We can't yet open up our 2011 calendars and enjoy the clean, crisp, empty pages, but I can't help but want to think ahead to all the amazing things I want to attempt in the coming months. For now, I will wrap up the loose ends of the year and get ready for the next wonderful phase of life.

Lelah Baker-Rabe is a Los Angeles-based professional organizer. To discuss your organizing needs, call her at 818.269.6671 or email

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