January is a month of new beginnings, start-over’s and the like. Most of us have reflected on the past year and have decided to make resolutions to change something this year. Typical resolutions include health and fitness, finances, relationships, and of course, organizing. The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has coined January as Get Organized month. Nationwide, we organizers are doing events, seminars, and other things to help you get started with that resolution. This year, our team had the pleasure to be a part of the NAPO South Florida and IKEA Sunrise event and help customers with their organizing challenges. Professional Organizers were stationed all throughout the store assisting customers with their always unique and interesting organizing challenges.
“It was great to just interact with the people and allow them to bounce ideas off you. We were a sound board for them.” Kelly Barber commented to another organizer when reflecting on the day’s events. “We did not really know the space that the customer was dealing with or what exactly was in the space. All we could do was give them advice on what information they shared with us.”
Organizing is a growing field and as individuals and families start evaluating their lives and living more efficiently they are reaching out to Professional Organizers for help. Kelly says, “They need to know how, and where to start, they need step by step instructions. This opportunity gave the general public the knowledge that there are people out there that can help them de-clutter, organize and maximize their space and their time.”
All in all, it was a great event and we look forward to partnering again with NAPO South Florida and IKEA for similar events. Who knows maybe Me In Order will do a similar event solo…stay tuned.