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Are you organized? It’s an important question. There are many ways of being organized, but some of us certainly have better organizational skills than others. A bit of organization can make even the most chaotic of spaces relatively manageable. Sometimes being organized is actually a safety issue. Think about the job of a surgeon – if something were misplaced, that could be a serious problem. Not everyone finds themselves in such high-pressure situations, but anyone could use a bit of organization in their life. After all, when was the last time that you spent an hour looking for something in the closet and had to dig through the mess only to have to put it all back? Some of us even keep bedrooms where the floor itself is an obstacle course to navigate around. Still, others keep their cars in such disarray with a collection of fast-food containers and cups haphazardly thrown in the back along with all of their candy wrappers. Yeah, we’re sure that you’re aware of just how bad it can get.

History of Get organized Month
Back in 2005, the Association of Professional Coordinators decided that they wanted to increase awareness of the significance of organization and the value of employing a professional organizer. Studies show that individuals waste up to an hour every day on average, searching for things that they’ve misplaced. As such, we definitely agree with the sentiment that everyone can stand to benefit from getting and staying organized.

How to Celebrate Get Organized Month
We suggest that you take the whole month to truly consider whether you’re organized and the things that you should focus on. Perhaps you keep both your personal and work spaces perfectly tidy. Nevertheless, forget dates; take note of them so you don’t forget. Perhaps you have cupboards and drawers at home that you can’t even close because there’s so much random stuff just crammed inside. Even then, take the time to take everything out and figure out its rightful place. Don’t sweat it because you have a whole month to organize everything. Perhaps there’s just too much clutter and disorganization at work. If so, do what you can to remedy that. If you’ve got kids, this is a good time to teach them why it’s important not to keep their room a mess and then help them clean it up. There are also various tools that you can employ to help you stay organized, everything from apps to professional organizers to old-fashioned label makers. This month is the perfect time to think about investing in those things.

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