On the afternoon of New Year's Eve, pickup trucks and cars were lined up at the donation dock at Goodwill on Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg. It's that time of year, when we feel compelled to cast off, clean up and clear out. January is Get Organized Month, the National Association of Professional Organizers has decreed. Stores are stacked high with displays of storage boxes, closet and drawer organizers, and filing cabinets. There's something about the beginning of a new year that makes us want to get rid of stuff and organize what remains, at least for a little while. Here, professional organizers offer their suggestions. You can learn more at their workshops this month.
Mess equals stress, and harried owners want the garage _ the largest room of the house _ to be as well-organized and attractive as the rest of their home, Gladiator's research showed. The company offers a coordinated suite of garage storage equipment and appliances.