Office Depot, NAPO Team To Promote Office Organization


Office Depot and the National Association of Professional Organizers are teaming to launch a campaign to help business professionals improved their workplace organization in 2010 and support “National Clean Up Your Desk Day.”

In conjunction, Office Depot and MARC Research recently completed a survey that found that messy desks cost them time, missed deadlines and reputation, with nearly half of survey respondents confessing to cleaning up their clutter only once a month or less.

“We think National Clean Up Your Desk Day is a great time to kick off a commitment to getting organized, and Office Depot is the right place to go for the products and the tips to help professionals keep that commitment,” said Chuck Rubin, president of North American Retail for Office Depot. “We’re even providing customers with a 10% discount on organization products that they can download right from our Facebook fan page.”

The office superstore has created a “Get Organized” tab on its Facebook page offering resources and tips for business professionals to get off to a smart start in the New Year. These include a “Take Back Your Desk” pledge, a “What’s Your Organizational Style” brochure and top-10 tips for getting organized in the new year from Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

“Every business professional knows being organized pays dividends, from increased productivity to the satisfaction of being able to actually see past the piles on your desk,” said Laura Leist, president of NAPO. “The biggest challenge is knowing where and how to start as well as finding the motivation to do so. We’re happy to partner with Office Depot on any initiative that helps people get organized.”