WHY WOULD I NEED A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER OR PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT?

The more information we have, the less organized we become. Our desks are covered with paper. Our computers are cluttered with data. Our precious belongings become “stuff.” The more disorganized we are, the more stressed out we feel. Sound familiar? Then you need a Professional Organizer.

A Professional Organizer or Productivity Consultant can help you:

  • Take control
  • Organize your paperwork and your professional responsibilities
  • Take charge of everything from your filing system to your invoices to your memorabilia and pots and pans, and even your time
  • Learn what to keep, what to let go, and where to take action


A Professional Organizer can:

  • Design an efficient closet
  • Coordinate a cross-country move
  • Plan a comfortable home room by room 
  • Organize an estate
  • Create systems for file management 
  • Maintain personal finances and records
  • Teach time management and goal setting
  • Help a business increase productivity and profitability

We help facilitate the process with proven techniques, motivating tools, and education. Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants combine tested principles with expertise to help our clients improve their lives as we design systems with you, tailored to your needs.


WHAT WE'LL BE DOING

Every Organizer has his/her own specialties or niches, and we are quite different, depending on our styles, personalities, and backgrounds. But all of us typically have processes which involve:

  • Assessing your needs and goals
  • Coaching you through the decision-making process as you sort through paper and possessions
  • Connecting you with local resources specializing in removing or accepting unwanted items
  • Helping you establish new habits and methods for managing your time, space and possessions
  • Providing a professional understanding of the stress and emotions that can emerge during the organizing process


Some Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants work with specific populations such as those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), the chronically disorganized, children, seniors or students.


Go to our Directory to find our members.

 
All Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants share some important abilities. A good Professional Organizer or Productivity Consultant knows how to:

·       Ask the right questions to understand the client

·       Listen and infer what a client means

·       Customize organizational systems

·       Teach basic organizing skills

·       Visualize spaces and see the big picture

·       Break goals into manageable steps

·       Prioritize and plan ahead

·       Use technology

·       Stay mentally and physically strong and focused

·       Maintain compassion, professionalism and responsibility


WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER OR PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT
There are some things you can always expect, including:

  • Confidentiality - Our code of ethics emphasizes the importance of protecting the privacy and identity of our clients. 
  • Non-Judgmental Attitude - Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants will act in a respectful way toward the client and their environment. We understand that there can be a lot of emotions connected with a client’s possessions, and we do not judge or criticize our clients. 
  • Fun! Organizing isn’t always easy, but it can actually be fun. Through humor and understanding, an organizer can make tasks that seemed daunting and overwhelming feel manageable and even enjoyable.


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET ORGANIZED?

Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants agree there are no “cookie cutter” or "one size fits all" solutions. What works for you may not work for your business partner. The system that works at the office may not work at home. There are plenty of organizing products on the market, but without expert advice, you could end up with nothing but a pile of receipts.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET ORGANIZED?

Think of it as “staying organized” rather than “getting organized.” A NAPO member can help you set up an organizing system in a few days. After that, staying organized takes time and practice. The good news is that the right system makes developing organized habits easier. With time and effort, life will seem manageable again.

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NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations, and contributions are tax-deductible.  Your contribution will support education and community outreach programs. 

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.


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