One of the highlights of any conference for professional organizers is the opportunity to learn about organizations relevant to the organizing industry as well as exciting new organizing products.
There were so many interesting vendors at NAPO2016 that I recruited not one but two guest bloggers to cover them all! Julie Stobbe’s here today to talk about some of them.
It was my first trip to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) conference. As a Canadian it was fun to meet many of the people from Maximize Marketing Club, Blogging Organizers, and other Facebook groups. The vendor expo had an interesting combination of products, services, associations and charities. It was enlightening to see what products are available in the United States and dream about them coming to Canada.
This NAPO vendor had many small to medium sized containers to organize just about everything, however, they specialize in craft organizing containers. They were plastic, stacked well and closed tightly. There was a case that opened to hold 4 containers. It would be great for transporting items. If pink is your color, you can find it here.
This plastic roll up floor can be laid between joists in your attic to make a strong floor. Installing large sheets of plywood in your attic can be difficult. This flooring rolls up and is easily carried up the steps, unrolled and screwed into place.
These two companies help to clean up and clean out situations that are beyond the scope of most people, including Professional Organizers. They know how to do the job safely.
This association offers many resources for organizing digital and paper photos as well as memorabilia. They have a photo organizing box that is archive quality. The nice thing about the box is it has eight smaller boxes inside it and two folders for storing large pictures.
This association provides education for working with clients that have challenging disorganization situations. They may be chronically disorganized, hoarders, have ADHD or ADD, obsessive compulsive disorder, brain injury, sensory or memory issues, etc. ICD has many online resources for members and the public, as well as books, webinars, and a certification program for people interested in learning more.
This charity takes many building supply donations. If you need your kitchen removed before you do renovations, call and see if your cupboards, counter top, wiring, doors, etc are useful to them. If you’re looking for building supplies. go into one of their stores, ReStore. You will be surprised what they have: toilets, air conditioners, furniture, doors, hardware, etc.
Be sure to come back on Friday to learn about more NAPO2016 vendors from Seana Turner!