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Every January is Get Organized Month!

Get Organized (GO) Month was created by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) to promote the benefits of being organized and hiring a professional organizer.

During GO Month, NAPO chapters and members produce events nationwide to educate the public about the fundamentals of organizing and the process of working with a professional organizer.

GO Month 2014


Free Workshops at IKEA Houston offer Organization Tips for New Year

Reduce clutter with the help of National Association of Professional Organizers

January is officially “Get Organized Month!” To celebrate, IKEA Houston is partnering with National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and Houston-area vendors to host free organization workshops and offer donation drop-off locations to help you clear the clutter.

WHEN: Saturday, January 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: IKEA Houston (I-10 and Antoine)

WHAT: Enjoy complimentary workshops offering post-holiday organizing tips and win fun prizes while you watch! NAPO’s professional organizers and an IKEA Houston visual merchandiser and blogger will lead interactive demonstrations about creatively reducing clutter and utilizing storage spaces to the fullest.

Workshop Schedule:

• 1:00 p.m.: “5 Most Common Organizing Mistakes” with Gayle Goddard

• 2:00 p.m.: “Heaven, Hell or Purgatory; Where do you keep things?” with Judson Crowder

• 3:00 p.m.: “Un-Cluttering as a Mindful Practice” with Sofia Alvim

• 4:00 p.m.: “IKEA Organization 101” with Christina Sandberg & Genna Riggins

Workshops are free!!!

Recycle, Shred and Donate:

Donate, recycle electronics and clothes and bring documents for FREE shredding! Friends of the Houston Computer Recycling, Salvation Army will be onsite to available to collect computers, clothes, and Southern Shred will be on site to shred your personal documents.

Hope to see you there!


GO Month 2013

NAPO Houston’s 3rd annual GO Month event with IKEA is January 19, 2013, from 11am – 4pm. Professional organizers from NAPO Houston will be speaking  and vendors will be outside taking donations and recycling.

Presentations will be held in the IKEA restaurant, starting at 11:30 and continuing every hour on the half hour until 3:30pm. All activities are free to public.

Highlights from GO Month 2012

NAPO Houston’s Get Organized (GO) Month 2012 showcased both residential and business organizing.

On the residential side, NAPO Houston expanded our GO Month relationship with IKEA Houston to include in-store organizing workshops every Saturday in January.  Each Saturday, NAPO Houston organizers provided free organizing advice and product recommendations to IKEA customers in five areas: Living, Office, Kitchen, Closets, and Kids’. The final Saturday also featured a shredding &amp; e-cycling event and organizing challenges. The organizing challenges in the kids’, office, and kitchen departments were a huge hit as customers raced against the clock to sort and organize toys, paper, and a junk drawer.

To promote business organizing, NAPO Houston teamed up with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center. NAPO Houston organizers helped small business owners learn the basics of organizing their finances, their email, and their workspaces, and how hiring a professional organizer can help their business.