Hiring a professional organizer can be a great way of achieving your organizing goals. Here´s how to find a pro in your area.
A Realistic Look at Organizing Shows
Organizing shows on TV are a great source of inspiration--and highly entertaining to boot. But there´s more to the organizing process than what these shows are able to reveal in thirty or sixty minutes. Here´s a look at what´s behind what ends up on screen.
Australasian Association of Professional Organisers [offsite link]
Professional organizing is booming in Australia and New Zealand. AAPO can help you find an organizer (or organiser!) near you, and can help boost your career if you´d like to become a PO.
Board of Certification for Professional Organizers [offsite link]
Professional Organizing now has a certification program. To learn more about what´s required of CPOs, or Certified Professional Organizers, visit the BCPO.
Confessions of a Sometimes-Disorganized Organizer
Confession time: I´m far from perfectly organized. Here are four of the ways in which disorganization sneaks up on me, along with the tips and tricks that help me get back on track.
My Organized Life [offsite link]
My Organized Life not only features articles and tips on organizing; it also lets you search for professional organizers in your area.
NAPO--the National Association of Professional Organizers [offsite link]
NAPO´s Web site is an excellent way to learn more about professional organizers and to find one in your area.
NSGCD---The National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization [offsite link]
The NSGCD is a group of professional organizers (and other related professionals in fields such as public health and psychology) devoted to sharing information on the causes of chronic disorganization, cluttering, and hoarding. The Web site offers information on chronic disorganization and a directory of organizers who specialize in working with CD clients.
Professional Organizers in Canada [offsite link]
Looking for a professional organizer in Canada? Be sure to check the POC site, which lets you search for organizers by province, city, and areas of specialty.
What to Look for in a Professional Organizer
Looking to hire a professional organizer to help with your organizational goals? Keep these tips and pointers in mind to be sure you find the PO who´s right for you.
Working with a Professional Organizer
So you´ve decided to hire a professional organizer. Read these tips and suggestions to be sure you get the most out of the experience.
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