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Posts Tagged ‘National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals’

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move is a book. But it’s also a plea, spoken by someone forced to hastily move out of his/her home because a complication of aging has caused him/her catastrophic harm. Vickie Dellaquila, a Certified Professional Organizer(R) of the National…

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NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Day of Service 2020

My Seattle Area Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) holds an annual Day of Service in celebration of January, GO (Get Organized) Month. Five – ten Organizers come into a registered King County 501(c)3 non-profit and clear up and structure some trouble spot – a jumbled storeroom, the back office,…

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Age in Place by Lynda G. Shrager – MUST-READ

I’m preparing for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) Level II Aging Specialist Certificate. I found Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home by Lynda G. Shrager while I was looking for another book entirely. That was my momentous good fortune. I think so highly of this book…

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Ambition Accomplished – More Institute for Challenging Disorganization certificates

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer(R), Founder and Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, myself and I are elated to announce that I’ve earned the last two of the 10 Level I Certificates of Study which the Institute for Challenging Disorganization offers: Life Transitions and the Client Affected by CD and Time Management and Productivity AMAZING…

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How to Become a Professional Organizer

Seven of my colleagues and I contributed to this blog post. And as much as it is a GREAT launching point for “how-to,” it’s also a persuasive set of arguments for why someone needs to hire a professional… Lost count of how many times we mention National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and strongly urge people…

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Mary Jane Maffini – fiction takes my fancy

Charlotte Adams, the amateur detective in a series of five novels by Mary Jane Maffini, is a highly accomplished Professional Organizer (for real: the tips in the books are, some of them, quite good and she has awesome “technique.”). She even belongs to my professional society NAPO (page 146, The Cluttered Corpse). She is otherwise…

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Step Aside, I’m a Professional

“Step Aside, I’m a Professional!” I know there’s a joke somewhere which started that expression. I can’t find it, which is making me nuts. “Step Aside!!!” was the first thought popping into my head when I finished Clutter Control: Useful Tips for Getting Rid of the Mess, compiled and edited in 1991 by Susan Wright…

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Cindy Jobs Coaching and Organizing

I’ve had the greatest fortune and pleasure of knowing Cindy Jobs for several years. We’re both members of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area chapter. We’ve served on the Board together. We’ve contributed to chapter Days of Service together. We’ve even just plain relaxed together at chapter holiday parties.   I…

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Sandra Felton, Founder of Messies Anonymous

I may start a shrine to Sandra Felton, a pioneer in the Organizing world. She’s written TWENTY, 20, XX, 普通话, २०   books, founded Messies Anonymous, has been intimately involved in the National Study Group for Chronic Disorganization which became the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.   I’d…

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Assistive Technology and Getting Organized

No, I don’t mean robots, although yes, I want a Rosie – and my gratitude for Matt Novak’s delightful November 13, 2012 article Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 08 – Rosey’s Boyfriend for Smithsonian magazine, do follow the link. “Assistive technology” is anything which, while it hasn’t been explicitly designed to help a differently-abled person, might…

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