Organizing Habits

Helpful Organizer Newsletter – January 2015
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Side Notes:***  January 2015 marks my 7th year in business.  Thank you for being a part of it, and helping me reach this anniversary.  I’m grateful to you.



***    Did you know that January is Get Organized Month?  In honor of GO Month, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, of which I am a member, is offering a full day expo on Saturday, January 24th.  For more details call me or visit the NAPO-NE website.


***    I’m excited to say I’ve taped a video for my website, and the launch date is at the end of the month of January.  I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.


***  My organizing classes will begin in March.  I’ll be teaching 4 different classes in Franklin, MA.  Check my website for upcoming dates and times.


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Hi  Janine,

Happy New Year!  I hope your 2015 is off to a wonderful start.  A new year inspires me to try something new.  What about you?  Is this the year for you to initiate one or two new healthy organizing habits?  Maybe a few suggestions would motivate you to pick a new organizing habit to incorporate into your life this year?

Organizing Habits

Below are a few suggestions of healthy organizing habits:

1.  Go paperless with monthly bills and statements to cut down on the amount of mail that sits unopened on the counter.  Resist the urge to print out the payment receipt.  Instead, set up a file and store them on your computer.
2.  Share household responsibilities with everyone who lives under one roof.  Teamwork is the best approach to daily and weekly chores like laundry.
3.  Set up a clothing donation bin by the clothes dryer, and fill it with items you wish to get rid of as soon as they come out of the dryer.  Schedule a trip to drop off the items, or schedule a pick up date for the donations every 3 months or so.
4.  Allow only one open bottle of dish detergent, cleaning supplies, shampoo, lotion, soap, etc. at any given time.  This helps prevents clutter in the bathroom and kitchen.
5.  Immediately get rid of outdated, damaged, unused, or unwanted items.  It’s tempting to shove them into a closet, the basement, or garage, but it is too easy to forget about them that way.  Prevent clutter build up by getting rid of them right away.

Will you initiate a new healthy organizing habit in 2015?  If so, please share.

Helpful Organizer Blog

What is a blog?  The Helpful Organizer Blog I write is short entries of information on organizing topics that I find noteworthy and potentially helpful to my clients and the general public.   Here are a few of my most recent blogs that you may want to read:

Organizing Decorations
Organizing Medical Papers
Save Time
Clutter Aerobics


Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®

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