January 31, 2010

NAPO-NNJ's Get Organized Month Event

On Saturday, January 30th over 25 Professional Organizers (including myself) gathered at the IKEA of Paramus to educate their guests on the benefits of getting organized with IKEA products in honor of 'Get Organized' Month.

It was amazing to see so many people coming out to shop and learn about organizing on such a frigid day. We met hundreds of people who wished for better organization in their homes and in their lives. We gave out tip sheets, did presentations and gave advice on helpful IKEA products.

A few pictures from the day:

Our Tips Table in the Cafeteria

Greeting IKEA guests

Organizing a Kitchen presentation

Helping out an IKEA customer

What will NAPO-NNJ do next year for 'Get Organized Month?' Who knows--but whatever our event may be, we hope it is a s successful as our day at the IKEA of Paramus in 2010.

January 25, 2010

Come to IKEA of Paramus!

If you're still not sure what to do this Saturday, drive on over to the Paramus, NJ IKEA for the NAPO-NNJ event: 'Organize to Economize' in the New Year with IKEA Products.

Or, if you live in Manhattan/The Five Boroughs of NYC the #171 bus out of the Port Authority George Washington Bridge Terminal in Washington Heights will get you there. It stops right at the IKEA--and you can shop, stop by the cafeteria for a yummy lunch and get your organizing questions answered.

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See you there!

January 22, 2010

What's In My Work Bag?

I carry two bags to my client's homes. One holds my client's folder, a few odds and ends supplies, something to nosh on and the contents of my everyday purse. The other bag holds my supplies. It's not the size of a carry-on suitcase but it's large enough for me to cart around some basic and not-so-basic supplies I might need while working with a client.

In the 'What's In My Work Bag' blog entry, I'll be sharing with you some of the items I take with me 'on-the- job' to make my job and my client's lives a bit easier.

Today's item is a 3.5" plastic tab used to label a hanging folder. Standard size for these 'tabbies' as a I like to call them are 2". But, have you ever tried to describe the contents of your hanging folder in 2"? Whether you're using a label maker or your own handwriting, it can be a challenge to fit all those words in 2" and then be able to read what you wrote or decipher your abbreviations.

Enter the 3.5" 'tabbie.' Almost double the size of a standard plastic tab, you can fit many more words on it to describe the contents of your hanging folder such as 'Medical: Scott's Egg Allergy' or 'Financial: Fidelity SEP.'

If you are considering organizing your files anytime soon, take a walk into your local office supply store and ask for a package of 3.5" tabbies. You'll be glad you did...

January 7, 2010

Professional Organizers at Paramus, NJ IKEA!

Make any New Year's Resolutions for 2010? Great! Did any of those resolutions have to do with getting organized in 2010? Even better!

Want some free advice and a fun place to hang out and grab a bite in this frigid weather we're having? Then plan on heading to the Paramus, IKEA of NJ on Saturday, January 30th for the NAPO-NNJ Get Organized Month Event: 'Organize to Economize' in the New Year with IKEA Products.

We're going to have 'Tips Tables' at major entry points of the store, an 'Ask the Organizer' Tips Table in the Cafeteria from 12pm-2pm, as well as presentations and mini-workshops for adults and kids between 11am and 2:30pm.

The event is FREE! The help from Professional Organizers is FREE! You'll have to buy your own cinnamon bun but the tips, advice and expertise is FREE.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 30th!