Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017! Time to Purge!

Hi friends and happy almost new year :)  I’m still in holiday mode because my kids don’t go back to school until January 9th. So my decorations are still up and I’m totally okay with it. Last year was the first time I ever kept my decorations up into the new year and I didn’t even twitch too much. It was actually very nice. So I’m intentionally not rushing it this year either, but will enjoy my family time and relaxing for as long as I can stretch it. It doesn’t mean I’m not doing any organizing. Gosh no, that would be crazy talk haha. In fact yesterday I put away all my Christmas serving ware and organized some of the gifts I got. And of course that means doing a purge because I always practice the one in, one out rule. You can read more about that at the link below if you’d like.

How to Put Away Christmas Gifts the Organized Way

christmas gifts

As always at this time of year my pageviews go up, most of it from my Pinterest boards as people search out how to get organized in the new year. If this is the case for you and you want to get started please visit my START HERE page where I’ve listed some of my most popular posts. Decluttering is essential to getting organized. Many people don’t understand the purge part of the PROCESS. Even my husband thinks organizing is just all about putting stuff in pretty containers. Umm no that is not quite how it works because if this is all you do, I can guarantee that in just a few months you’ll be right back where you started. I’ll be talking more about the importance of the purge in the future for sure and in the next few weeks I’ll share my purge pile post round-up for 2016 which I know many of you find very motivating. Regular consistent purging is the name of my game and over on Instagram is where you’ll often find my weekly purge pictures. Then at the end of the year I combine them all into one collage.

2015 purge piles at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

2014 purge piles

Organizing Resources:

Helpful organizing resources for the month of Dec 2016 at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

If you need some additional help with your organizing tasks you’ve got to check out these awesome resources below that my amazing sponsors have to offer. As you know at the end of every month I like to highlight for you what these awesome companies can do to help you. They have been with me for years and are pretty fantastic. I love how they can each help you get organized or, if you want, help you help others get organized.They are the real deal and they love to help others get hooked on organizing as much as I do. I love these companies and what they do!!

Profitable Organizer

Profitable Organizer Feb 2015

Profitable Organizer is a company created to help you set up your own Professional Organizing business. I get many inquiries from people wondering how to go about doing this so I’m thrilled to be able to refer you to an excellent resource. Professional Organizer, Cynthia and her husband Adam have designed their business and membership site to help walk you through this process step by step.

To find out if this is a path that might be right for you, you can take a tour of their extensive training area and watch a video that walks you through what is required and how Profitable Organizer can assist you with setting up your business. Find out more about their membership options, which include videos, forums, sample documents and much much more, here.

You can also find Profitable Organizer on Facebook



Alejandra Costello


Alejandra Costello is a Professional Organizer who shows people how to become organized so they can live a more productive, efficient, and stress-free life.

Feeling stuck with clutter & can’t get started? Alejandra’s video series shows you 3 e-a-s-yyyyy things to do tonight to feel more organized tomorrow morning. How’s that for starting the day off right?! Sign up to watch the free videos here.

Alejandra’s brand new purge program is here!

SimpLESSity is Alejandra’s NEW online video-based training program that shows you, step-by-step, HOW to completely declutter your home so you can eliminate distractions & overwhelm and have more time and freedom for what matters most in life – our relationships & experiences.

It includes everything you need to know, do, and understand to make progress and fast decisions on what to keep and what to get rid of so you can simplify your home from the overwhelming clutter that’s holding you back! You can learn more about the new program HERE.

You can also follow Alejandra on Facebook and now on Instagram.


Get Organized Wizard

Organize in 5 Diary

Get Organized Wizard is a company designed to help you move from procrastination to action. Their programs help busy men and women take action toward a life of greater happiness, productivity and personal organization. Michelle has many products and programs available to help you with getting organized. You can view all of them and how they can help you by visiting her product page.

Available right now on sale for just $4.95!Organize In 5 Diary – this is a 372-page downloadable PDF that is an interactive diary (you can type, save, edit, search, and print) with a 5-minute decluttering, simplifying, or organizing task for every day of the year.

Organize In 5 Diary is perfect for:

  • People who prefer doing something small every day over larger decluttering or organizing projects
  • People with ADHD or a tendency to over-think (they tell me they like this approach)
  • People who want to create a decluttering habit for life.

More info HERE. Also find Get Organized Wizard on Twitter and Facebook.


Smead Manufacturing Company


Smead Manufacturing Company is a well-known leader in high quality, environmentally responsible and innovative products, most of which are made right here in the USA. Founded in 1906 in Hastings, Minnesota, Smead is a certified woman-owned business offering thousands of organizational products for use in the home or office. For more information on Smead’s products, visit For personalized organizing advice, tips and solutions, visit Smead Organomics.

Submit a Smead product review using this link and you could win a $100 Smead shopping spree!!

Also just released is Smead’s new eBook called “Room by Room” organization. It features organization tips and advice for each room in the home from some of the top professional organizers in the world. Download your free copy today HERE. Happy Organizing!

Smead also produces a weekly podcast with organizing tips. Check it out at

You can also find Smead on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!


If you would like to consider advertising here at I’m an Organizing Junkie and being featured on my monthly sponsor spotlight post, please send an email to organizingjunkie (at) gmail (dot) com and I’d be happy to discuss my rates with you. Please also check out my advertise page for further information. Thanks so much!!

Have a great day and I hope you find these awesome organizing resources helpful as we go into a brand new year.

Here’s to an organized 2017!!

Now go purge something! :)



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