Monday, January 25, 2010

Los Angeles Organizing Awards - January 30th at Raleigh Studios

This Saturday night, the professional organizing community will gather together to celebrate the best and the brightest at the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards. This wonderful evening is put together by the board and volunteers of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) and will be held at the fabulous Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California.

This year, comedienne and actress Kim Coles will be hosting the awards program and Avery Dennison will be the presenting sponsor. Avery Dennison is the leader in office products for the home and business and NAPO-LA is honored to have them on its team.

A sample of the awards that will be given out on Saturday night include Best Organizing Product Retailer, Best Closet Design Firm, Best Garage Design Firm, Best Time Management Expert, Best Organizing Book and Best Organizing Website or Blog. Previous winners include: the TLC program "Real Simple, Real Life", John Trosko - Immediate Past-President NAPO-LA and creator of the innovative Organizing LA Blog, Organizit - Garage Design Firm, and Real Simple Magazine (which I quote frequently here in my blog).

Two wonderful prizes will be given to two lucky attendees. The first is a full weekend's use of a Jaguar XF luxury sedan courtesy of Hornburg Jaguar of West Hollywood. The second prize is a two-night stay at the fabulous Hollywood Renaissance Hotel on the corner of Hollywood and Highland in the heart of downtown Hollywood. This is a prize package worth $2,000.

Click here for a wonderful video showcasing the 2009 awards ceremony.

There will also be a brunch held the next morning at The Farm of Beverly Hills at 10:30 a.m. for those who want to attend a more informal gathering or just to catch up on the previous evening's festivities.

The Los Angeles Organizing Awards are open to the public and tickets are on sale through the NAPO-LA website.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tip Tuesday - Repurposing an Earring

Here's a great idea I found on

If you've lost the mate to a pair of stud earrings, use the remaining earring as an attractive push pin on your bulletin board.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tip Tuesday - A Place for Everything

“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.”
― Michael Leboeuf

Create systems in your home and office for your items. You'll spend much less time looking for them if they are always put away in the same place.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Get Organized Month - Help for the Little Ones in Your Life

Help your kids get organized with this great item from Lillian Vernon. The Weekdays Organizer allows you and your kids to put together outfits for the whole week so mornings are a breeze when it's time to get them dressed and out the door.

Click here to get to Lillian Vernon's website.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tip Tuesday - Get Your Health in Order

With the new year in full swing, now's the time to make those doctor and dentist appointments you've been putting off. Start the new year off with a healthy outlook.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 - Here Already....

I can't believe how fast 2009 flew by and that it's January, 2010 already. Of course, if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that January is Get Organized Month.

Starting this month and continuing on throughout the year, I will be posting timely tips, suggestions, great organizing solutions and products as well as book recommendations. I would love to hear your feedback as well as any questions you might have on organizing.

Happy New Year!