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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Jennifer Truesdale

Q: Tell us about your background: I have 19 years of experience in project and time management skills. My former careers include engineering, purchasing & logistics and office management. In addition, I also have a strong balance of creativity and design. I enjoyed flipping my first three homes very much. When I decided to be my own boss and develop a new …

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Our Summer Project

As well as being a time of fun and relaxation, summer is a great season for tackling an outdoor home project (or two). We have relocated and lived in various states around the country. One thing that we’ve enjoyed each time is adding our own influences that make each house our own. Since me and my husband are both fairly handy …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Crystal Ryan

Q: Tell us about your background: I spent 20 years as a childbirth and postpartum doula and newborn nanny, assisting families through this enormous life transition. Helping new parents emotionally and physically prepare for their new baby, and supporting them during and after the birth often involved lots of organizing, coaching, and sometimes a move, so I was already using many …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Mary Malmberg

Q: Why should people choose a NAPO professional over other service providers? NAPO members demonstrate a commitment to the industry, their education and ultimately their clients. NAPO is a community or professionals who acknowledge each other’s strengths and talents and support each other. We work together as colleagues, rather than competition and we follow a Code of Ethics that puts our client’s needs first. …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Cita Sue Cox

Tell us about yourself and your own organized life: “There are different types of organizing and organizers! I am not even close to being a minimalist. Sometimes people give organizers a bad rap and are afraid we will make them throw everything away! My clients regularly ask if my house looks like a magazine or if it is perfectly organized. I like …

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Moving This Month? – You’re Not Alone

May marks the beginning of moving season. And the Tuesday after Memorial Day is actually considered “National Moving Day” – this year, May 30th.The percentage of moves in the U.S. run much higher – 4 to 40% higher in summer months – as opposed to other months of the year. Therefore, it’s no surprise that you too may be planning …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on DeeDee Welles

Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? A: I began my organizing business five years ago, but I’ve been an organizer from birth! I was the neatnik in my family and enjoyed organizing my three sisters’ messes. Oddly enough, they never appreciated my efforts. Q: What kind of background experience do you have? A: I worked as a benefit/event planner …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Barb Berman

Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? A: When the housing industry started to go under in 2007 I was laid off from a company I had worked at for about 10 years. I decided that it was time for my blood, sweat, and tears to go towards starting and maintaining my own business. I became a Professional Organizer …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Ginger Culver

Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? A: I started my organizing business in 2007, TEN years ago this August! Q: Why did you decide to become an Organizing Expert? A: My decision to work in this field is rooted in my own experience of being disorganized, finding ways to get organized, and realizing I could help others do the same. …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Carla Shipman

Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? A: In 2008 – I’ve always had the entrepreneur bug, and wanted to be my own boss. After retiring from the USAF, I was working part-time for two small businesses (they were being their own boss), decorating and organizing my home and watching Design Star on HGTV. I started to pay …