WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER?
A Professional Organizer is an independent consultant who works with clients to help them achieve order in various aspects of their lives or business operations. Professional Organizers assess their clients’ needs, recommend solutions, assist with implementation, and educate their clients along the way. As the National Association of Professional Organizers explains, “Professional Organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, organizer help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives.” Professional Organizers recognize that one-size-fits-all answers are rarely effective, and so they work hard to understand their clients' unique preferences, needs, and goals and recommend custom solutions.
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HOW CAN AN ORGANIZER HELP YOU?
Professional Organizers help clients in many ways. Outcomes for clients often include: getting more done in less time; being able to retrieve items more easily; being surrounded by less clutter; wasting less money; experiencing less stress or shame; feeling in control of one's affairs; having more time and energy for the things that matter; and an overall improvement in one's quality of life.
WHAT IS NAPO?
The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is a group of approximately 3,500 professional organizers and productivity experts dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. NAPO's vision is to have the world recognize the value of organizing and turn to NAPO as the leading organizing authority. NAPO's mission is to develop, lead, and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry. In addition to serving its members, NAPO aims to help consumers, other professional organizers, and and those interested in becoming professional organizers by offering a variety of educational programs and serving as a resource of information.