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Where do I find a Professional Organizer

Where do I find a Professional Organizer

Where do I find a Professional Organizer?

If you just started looking for a professional organizer, I am sure you are confused by all of our industry acronyms.  Beware, that there are always new ones being added.  I would recommend hiring a professional organizer that belongs to one of these organizations.  Belonging to a professional organization will demonstrate that your professional organizer is committed to professional development, ethics, and their business.

The National Association of Professional Organizers – NAPO is a group of approximately 4,000 professional organizers dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. Their vision is to have the world recognize the value of organizing and turn to NAPO as the leading organizing authority. Their mission is to develop, lead, and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry.  They are the largest professional organization in our industry.

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization – ICD started as  presentation at the NAPO Conference in 1992.   Judith Kolberg presentation about Chronic Disorganization (CD) at NAPO Conference started a conversation among a small group of professional organizers.  They saw the need to understand how our client’s brain really work, and they started an educational organization.  Today, they have members that are not only professional organizers.  Members include Therapist, Psychologists, and well as people impacted by CD.  The mission of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization is to provide education, research and strategies to benefit people affected by chronic disorganization.

Coach Approach For Organizers – Okay, they don’t have an acronym, but this is an organization I am passionate about, so I couldn’t leave them out.  It was started by Denslow Brown, who is the only person in the organizing and coaching professions with the highest credentials in both fields, attesting to her decades of experience, training, leadership, and pioneering efforts in these areas. She has also developed a specialty working with individuals with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder, also known as AD/HD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In addition to working with those who want organizing and life-design support, she mentors and trains many organizing and coaching professionals. 

The National Association of Senior Move Manager – NASMM is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers.  They specialize in helping older adults and their families with the daunting process of downsizing and moving to a new residence.

Association of Photo Organizers – AAPO members help you organize your photos.  Remember how you felt when you took the photos you cherish the most? Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, vacations—all the wonder, pride, and excitement you experienced returns when you view and share your special moments with loved ones. Your photos have the power to tell the stories of your life, wordlessly yet eloquently.

There are also International Organization:

Professional Organizers in Canada – POC is supporting our Canadian professional organizers.

Australasian Association of Professional Organizers – AAPO is supporting Australian and Asian professional organizers.

The Dutch Association of Professional Organizers – NBPO is supporting the Netherlands professional organizers.

The Japanese Association of Life Organizers – JALO is supporting our Japanese professional organizers.

Professional Organizer Association Africa – POAA is supporting our professional organizers from Africa.

Association of Professional Organizers Italia – APOI is supporting our professional organizers in Italy.

The Association of Professional Declutteres & Organizers UK – APDO is supporting our professional organizers from the UK

Regardless of where your professional organizer is located, there is a professional organization available to support them.

Happy Organizing!




Cris Sgrott

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