Do you need a little organization in your life?

Today I’m launching another new series of columns — these ones having to do with organizing. This series, which will appear occasionally throughout the year on Saturdays, is called “The Checklist: Get Organized.”

I’ve enlisted the help of Lynne Poulton, a professional organizer and owner of Akron-based Wholly Organized (www.wholly-organized.com, 330-858-5886). She is the president of the North Coast Ohio chapter for the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals.

First up: How do you even get started on an organization project?

Throughout this series, we’ll help readers organize various aspects of their lives — from their homes to work —with practical tips, including The Checklist of five things to help you in a particular project.