What is a Professional Organizer?

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The number one question that I get asked is “What is a professional organizer?”

Professional Organizers are really a jack-of-all-trades, and what you need done may change professional organizer you hire. Each organizer has a main area of focus and specialty areas. I would like to give you a definition of a Professional Organizer, and the best definition I have is from NAPO.

“Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives! An organizer’s services can range from designing an efficient closet to organizing a cross-country move. For homeowners, he or she might offer room-by-room space planning and reorganization, estate organization, improved management of paperwork and computer files, systems for managing personal finances and other records, and/or coaching in time-management and goal-setting. In business settings, an organizing pro can increase productivity and profitability with improvements in paper-filing and storage, electronic organizing, work-flow systems, employee time-management, space design, and more. Some professional organizers work with specific populations, such as those with Attention Deficit Disorder, the chronically disorganized, children, seniors or students.” ( http://www.napo.net/our_profession/about_professional_organizers.aspx)

I focus on several different areas such as: Wedding Coordinating, Commercial filing systems, full Residential organizing and much more. I often work with clients on a hands on basis during which the client and I work directly with on another, which is the most common and most efficient. I can also work on the main area based on consultation. Additionaly I provide consultations where the client completes the work based on a system I have put together to support their specific needs. Being a member of NAPO I have a large amount of knowledge at the tip of my fingers from other Professional Organizers in my area as well as great information for Certified Professional Organizers (CPO). If I do not have an immediate answer for a particular organizing project or question, I can generally use this resource to find the many different options.

I love organizing and am happy to help those who may not love it as much as myself.

Please Contact with any questions.

Thanks, Jillian Duffey

Professional Organizer

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