simplify 101 Spring 2015 Organize-athon begins April 17, 2015

Around here we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on the Spring 2015 Organize-athon. I’m getting sooo excited! People are already choosing their projects and saying hello in the private event forum. It’s so fun to see old simplify 101 friends and meet new ones! I can’t wait for this coming weekend when we get to organize together and check some projects off of our to-do list!

I’ve been getting some questions about how this works so I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to answering them. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please ask in the comments! I’ll get you an answer ASAP.

Q: Will I be organizing 24 hours a day, all weekend long?

A: The short answer: no. :)

A: The longer answer—good question! The name Organize-athon could certainly imply this is like the Jerry Lewis telethon and we’d be organizing around the clock all weekend long. If you’re up for that, I suppose you could! But, it certainly isn’t required or suggested. What I would suggest is carving out an amount of time that fits your schedule and other commitments. Then, focus on making progress during those time slots, whether it’s for 2 hours or 20.

Q: Is there a specific project I should work on?

A: Nope. You can pick any organizing project on your to-do list. The pre-event packet will give you some tips and ideas for selecting your project, but you can work on any project you’d like. And I’m happy to answer questions on any project you select.

Q: I would love to sign up because I have lots of questions for you…but I’m busy that weekend.

A: If you’re busy and can’t organize along with us, that’s okay. You can post your questions in the forum before the event begins, and then your answers will be waiting for you when you have time to log in and see them.

Q: Is this an online class?

A: The Organize-athon will take place in simplify 101’s online classroom. If you’ve taken one of our online classes before, then the event will look very familiar. The big difference between this event and our classes is that the content of this event is all about taking action. I’ll be providing some focused content to help you get into action, and I’ll be available throughout the weekend to answer your specific questions, but this event isn’t about learning as much as it is about doing.

Q: How does it work?

A: When you sign up for the Organize-athon you get access to a private area on the simplify 101 site. This is where you will find all the event materials and gain access to the private forum. (The private forum is where you ask me questions during the event and share your progress with me and fellow Organize-athon participants.)

Q: When does it start and end?

A: The Organize-athon begins on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. CST. I will be available to answer your questions through Sunday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. CST. You will have lifetime access to the event materials. Go here for a full schedule of events.

Q: How do I sign up?

A: I’m so glad you asked. Go here for all the sign-up details!

So there you have it—Organize-athon answers. Did I answer your question? If not, please leave your question in the comments below. I’ll get you an answer ASAP!

Hope to see you online this weekend!

Happy Organizing!


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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.