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Kathryn McMillan of Clutter Conversions LLC in Staunton is teaming up with Jim Maust, owner of Venture Builders, and Deb Mitchell, owner of the The Design Group of Harrisonburg, in a project to declutter and organize three areas at The Valley Mission.
The work will take place on Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, in conjunction with activities ongoing nationwide with Get Organized Month, an effort of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).
“Getting organized is one of the top New Year’s resolutions people make, and with 4,300 NAPO members ready and available to assist, it is easier than most people think,” said NAPO President Laura Leist. “NAPO members have helped people put order to their lives during this month-long event by offering solutions for getting organized and hosting events nationwide.
“This year, it’s time to take action and Get Organized!” Leist said.
Get Organized Month will feature projects like the local one at The Valley Mission in Staunton and others including reuse-and-recycle programs, shred-a-thons, school outreaches and more involving local libraries, bookstores and community centers across the United States.
A recent survey conducted on behalf of NAPO demonstrates the importance of these kinds of undertakings. Of those polled, 71 percent said their quality of life would improve if they were better organized, while 65 percent described their home as at least moderately disorganized and 27 percent said disorder keeps them from being effective at work.
The Valley Mission will benefit greatly from the project being led by Clutter Conversions, Venture Builders and The Design Group.
“By building and installing shelving units and reorganizing donations, these storage rooms will become better organized, helping us to make better use of donations received, and more accurately target our donation requests,” said Wendy Shiflett, the public-relations coordinator at the Mission.
Those who would like to donate money or products to assist with the project at The Valley Mission can contact Wendy Shiflett at (540) 886-4673 or [email protected] or Kathryn McMillan at (540) 294-1523 or [email protected].
A complete list of items needed can be found at www.clutterconversions.com.