GetOrganizedMonth

Did you make a new year’s resolution to get organized?

A recent survey reported “get organized” as the #2 resolution for 2014 – right behind “lose weight.”

How’s that “get organized” thing going for you? Could you use some help?

Awhile back, I asked 25 of my professional organizing colleagues to share their secrets for getting organized and then shared those interviews in Volumes 1-3 of Secrets of Professional Organizers.

Just this week, I compiled all three volumes into one big book that I am giving away to as many people as I can over the next five days (January 29-February 2, 2014).

SOPO V123Grab your copy today for FREE at http://amzn.to/1dJZxVN. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can still download and read this Kindle book (or any Kindle book for that matter) on your computer, smartphone or tablet when you download the free Kindle reading app which you’ll find right on my book page. Or just go here to get it and then go to my book page.

Here’s another way I might be able to help you get started on the path to a more organized life.

Have you heard of Springpad? Springpad is a free personal assistant app that helps you capture ideas and information and get things done. I created two Springpad notebooks that include some of my favorite organizing tips and tools and made those notebooks public so I could share them with you:

Organize Your Time: http://organize.springpad.com/donna-smallin-kuper-organize-your-time/

I’ll be creating more notebooks to share with you and you’ll be hearing more in future posts about how I’m using Springpad to keep me organized and how you can, too.

Meanwhile, one of the tools I recommend in the Organizing Kick-starter notebook is a subscription to Get Organized magazine. You an get the print version of the magazine or the online version. Either way, it’s the only magazine dedicated to getting organized and it’s jam-packed with expert advice. And when you enter the coupon code ShareIt14 at checkout, you’ll get 20% off regular price. I spoke with the publisher yesterday. She’s extending the January 31 discount deadline until February 14 for you.

If you’ve got a minute, I want to share another tool that I share in my Springpad notebook and that is the Purse Perfector. I often recommend that you get started by tackling something you can simply and easily organize – like your handbag. The Purse Perfector is an insert that not only helps you declutter and organize your purse, but makes it really easy to change purses. Take a look and see what you think. If you decide to try it, I got you hooked up with the discount code ORGANIZE2014 that you can use at checkout to save 30% off the list price of any medium or large Purse Perfector today (the coupon code will expire at midnight on January 31).

(Full disclosure here: If you decide to sign up for a subscription to Getting Organized magazine or purchase a Purse Perfector, I do earn a small commission, which offsets the cost of maintaining this blog. But just so you know, I’d recommend these products whether I got paid or not).

Okay, this post is getting a bit long, but I do want to share two more free resources with you.

If you want to learn how you can get more done is less time, you may want to sign up for the Delegate Like a Boss summit. (If you subscribe to my blog, I wrote to you last week with an invitation to participate.) I was one of many experts interviewed on how to have more freedom and be more productive. The summit started last week, but when you sign up, you’ll get access to all of the video interviews, including mine – but only through January 31.

And if you haven’t already, I hope you will consider joining my Unclutter.com Organizing Support Group on Facebook. This is a private group where you can ask questions and get answers – and get inspired to declutter, organize and simplify your life. I also invite you to connect with me personally on Facebook.

I’ll sign off today with this quip from Woody Allen: Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought – particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.