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The Importance of Hiring a NAPO Professional Organizer When You’ve Had Enough of Your Stuff! By Marla Stone, National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Professional Organizer
You are feeling powerless over the clutter. You cannot seem to make a dent in your home, office or garage, so that you can enjoy your real estate. You cannot find your stuff. You are at your wits end in piles and loads of laundry, books, papers, boxes, supplies, clothes and just STUFF. You finally admit you want and or need help with your self and space. YESSSSSSSS, that is the start to getting organized. You must admit you want and or need help in order to get help.
Remember nothing changes unless something changes!
So who do you choose to help get you organized? Well, a Professional
Organizing Company of course! But which one do you choose to help you clear the
clutter, sort through your items and then create an organized system and a home
for all your stuff? My suggestion is that it is a National Association of
Professional Organizers (NAPO) organizer, and you can find one at
To become a Professional Organizer through NAPO you must have specific
qualifications, background in working with people and experience helping people
get and stay organized. My background of helping people for 18 years as a
Social Worker and Therapist laid the ground work for REALLY helping people, not
just getting them organized. Also having a specialization in Mental Health,
Feng Shui and Décor makes the organization, for you, your family and loved ones,
over the top successful. Let’s face it this process of getting organized is not
just manual labor and a band aid solution….it has to last and be able to be
duplicated, by you the owner, after the Professionals leave.
Getting a neighbor, friend or some local students to get you organized is
feasible, but the lasting impressions, techniques and words of wisdom given to
you by a Professional Organizer will last forever in your mind, emotions and
your space. Working with a Professional NAPO organizer is a process that you
will never forget. If your organizer is not a Professional NAPO organizer, even
if they are very efficient and effective in their execution of your stuff, it
does not mean the ground work has been laid for you to keep it up.
Just recently I saw a company creep up into my area of Orange County. I
won’t mention names because there are none on their website. It appears it is a
group of students, who thought that because they built a website, and have a
bogus article written on some blog newspaper, that they created, that qualifies
them to market organizing services to the community. When I called the number
of the newspaper article, a young woman answered and stated she was not
associated with the newspaper. She said she had "no idea what you’re talking
about". The website has a number from an out of state land line in New York,
and no one answers the phone. This should be a huge warning to anyone wanting
some help. Just think about it, you will be allowing someone in your home that
has no address, valid phone number and or the credentials clearly stated on
their website, not to mention a picture, or name of who owns the company. Can I
When you have had ENOUGH OF YOUR STUFF contact http://www.napo.net and
find a valid and authentic and real Professional Organizer.
Marla Stone has her BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work and is a
retired Social Worker/Therapist and currently a Professional Organizer, Lifestyle Coach, Feng Shui and Decor Specialist, Author and Public Speaker who helps people from the inside out.
You can contact Marla for an in-home organizing and or Skype organizing session by calling
949-709-7000 and or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about Marla Stone and read her blog at www.I-DEAL-LIFESTYLE.COM.
Marla is a GREEN Organizer and a member of the US Green Building Council http://www.usgbc.org/
Marla Stone earned her BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work and is the founder of I-Deal-Lifestyle, a Self and Space Organization Service.
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