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Organizing, Hollywood Style

2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards

It’s January and that means it is Get Organized Month.  To celebrate, Los Angeles is playing host to the 5th annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards on January 30th.  Professional organizers from around the country, and beyond, are heading to the historic Raleigh Studios for the Red Carpet event featuring host Kim Coles, presenters Peter Walsh, President Laura Leist of the National Association of Professional organizers (NAPO),  Lorie Marreo of The Clutter Diet  blog, Barry Izsak, and many other celebrities of the organizing industry will be on hand.  Dorothy Brenninger and Standolyn Robertson of the hit A&E show HOARDERS will accept the Special Recognition Award for this new and enlightening program.

As one of the creators of this event I am also on the program.  Get It Together LA! is nominated for Best Closet Design Firm for the 4th year in a row.

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The lights, cameras, people, songs, food and laughs make this evening an event for not just professional organizers but also those who love to stay organized.  See who – and what products – will be recognized for being the best in the business.  To see all the finalist, click here.

The event is sponsored by Avery and presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of NAPO.  Ticket information can be found at www.napola.org.

Create Memories for Holiday Gifts

Family History Holiday Gifts

Not sure what to give this holiday?  If the current economic situation is making calls to Santa too expensive, here is an idea for a gift that is priceless.  Create a photo book on line that can become a modern scrapbook.  All you need is photos, a scanner, the ability to point and click and some time.

Many programs are available for free downloads and books can be created ranging from paperbacks to leather bound albums.  Cost range from $15 to $75 per book.  I like MyPublisher.com.  Simple directions and several options for book styles, page layouts and even text can be added.

My colleague Peter Walsh went a step further for online book ideas last week on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Peter suggested taking digital pictures of your kids art work and creating a photo book for the most favorite items.  If parents try to keep every thing from kindergarten on, your children will not learn the importance of decision making.book-scan-2-web

Over Thanksgiving spend time reviewing old pictures with family members and get the scoop on your history.  Then make a gift that the entire family can enjoy and keep for generations.