A Tale of Two Conferences

It’s great to attend conferences, but there are so many possibilities that we can’t always go to all the ones we’d like to. That’s the situation Hazel Thornton found herself in this year, but she made the most of it, as she describes in this guest post. I was unable to attend the NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing…

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NAPO University’s new Specialist Certificate: Life Transitions

I’m Annette Adamska, and my company Back Up Your Life™ specializes in life and legacy planning and support services. In addition, I am an Instructor for NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) University. It’s my pleasure to have the opportunity to tell you more about the new Education Track launched by NAPO in February 2018, the Life Transitions…

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5 Reasons to overcome your fear of attending conference

Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from several bloggers about their experiences at the NAPO 2016 Conference. Previous posts in this series were: How to write your book and get it in the hands of readers by Kathy Vines NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo – Part 1 by Julie Stobbe NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo – Part 2 by Seana Turner…

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Beyond NAPO & POC: Resources to help you start and grow your organizing business

In last week’s post, How to start a professional organizing business, I explained why new organizers should get involved with National Association for Professional Organizers (NAPO) or Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) right from the start. Already done that? Not quite ready to take that step? Don’t feel an American or Canadian association is a good fit for you? Read…

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How to start a professional organizing business

Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer? Maybe you were born to organize and are looking for a way to make money doing what you love. Maybe you’ve read about professional organizers in a magazine or seen them featured on a TV show and thought, “Hey, I could do that!” However you learned about this relatively new but fast-growing…

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My First NAPO Conference

Since becoming part of the organizing industry in 2002, I’ve attended seven POC Conferences as a member, a speaker, or an exhibitor – one year I was all three – but until last week I had never been to a NAPO Conference. It would take me days to tell you everything that made it a wonderful experience, but here are…

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Downsizing for Seniors – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared this to be National Senior Move Managers Week. Since many professional organizers provide assistance of this nature, I’ve asked my readers to share their expertise in this issue of the 2013 Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. We have two new participants this month, and I’m really excited to welcome them to the…

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Organizing the Organizers: When colleagues are few and far between

Today I’m pleased to introduce a very special guest blogger, someone I came to know through social media and the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, and whose WordPress site I had the honor of creating last year.  As one of the co-founders of Professional Organizers of New Mexico, Hazel Thornton is here to explain the ins and outs of forming a…

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