Local professional organizers recognize National Simplify Your Life Week Offering tips to help people live and work more simply

Baltimore, MD, August 02, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Today marks the start of “National Simplify Your Life Week” and with elevated levels of stress being directly linked to managing the volume of clutter(1), it is a time of the year that time-crunched home and business owners in Maryland should take very seriously.

It is a week during which the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers® advises taking a close look at your surroundings to see where improvements can be made. Whether it is your garage, closets, business paper or computer files, or any other area of your life where you feel overwhelmed, a professional organizer can provide ideas, information, structure, and solutions that can increase your productivity, reduce stress, and lead to more control over time, space, and activities.

Experienced in finding ways to help Marylanders lose their clutter and live more efficiently everyday, not just one week out of the year, the members of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers® offer the following recommendations to get started on the path to a more simplified life. This week, you can get even more insider tips and ideas direct from the organizing experts by liking NAPO-Baltimore on Facebook.

Home Organization
In the kitchen, things that work together should be together, such as baking pans, electrical appliances, plastic containers (with lids), pots and pans, and large platters and bowls.

Place bins and boxes on lower shelves so that children can put away toys. Help them with labeling the bins and boxes.

In the closet, hang like items together – group shirts together, pants together, dresses, etc.

Office Organization
Create a filing system for your electronic documents that mirrors the one you have for paper. Sort, file, and purge electronic information regularly.

Be clear about the response you need when sending messages to colleagues. They can then provide a full response, even if they don’t reach you directly.

Use a planner to track appointments and tasks. It can be a paper-based notebook, a computer software program, or an electronic handheld device.
Are you looking for a simpler way to find a local NAPO organizer that can help you? NAPO-Baltimore members are also celebrating the launch of their new website that features an improved, easy-to-use Find an Organizer directory. Anyone looking for help from a local NAPO professional organizer can search by geographic location, project type, and even browse photo galleries of completed projects.

About NAPO-Baltimore
NAPO-Baltimore was founded in 2008 as the premier resource in the greater Baltimore area for organizing and productivity professionals. NAPO-Baltimore members help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, time, paper, and systems for life. Visit the Find an Organizer directory online at www.napobaltimore.org to locate a professional organizer in your area.

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Jill Prevatt
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the Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers
Jill Prevatt
(410) 870-5531