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What is NAPO?
The National Association of Professional Organizers (pronounced "NAY-po") is a not-for-profit professional association whose members include organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufacturers of organizing products. Founded in 1985, it is the largest national association of, by and for organizers with more than 4,000 members throughout the world. NAPO's mission is to develop, lead, and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry. NAPO offers continuing education classes for organizing professionals and encourages its members to seek education in organizing and related fields.
What is a Professional Organizer?
A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and by transferring organizing skills. A professional organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits.
Professional organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, time, paper, and systems for life.
What types of organizing services do NAPO members provide?
NAPO professional organizers serve both residential and commercial clients. Their services range from home and business organizing to information and time management to coaching and training. Whatever your organizing needs, a NAPO professional organizer can help you reach your goals!
Facts about NAPO-Greater Philadelphia Chapter
- The non-profit Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (also known as NAPO-GPC) has been in existence since 1996 and has more than 80 members.
- NAPO-GPC represents organizers located in eastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey and Delaware.
- NAPO-GPC members work with clients in their homes or offices to eliminate clutter, streamline systems and simplify their clients' lives.
- NAPO-GPC members provide support and information to those who are exploring professional organizing as a career.
- Organizing specialties include paper management, time management, home offices, business offices, records retention, closets, kitchens, living spaces, and storage spaces.
- Many NAPO-GPC members work not only as organizing consultants, but also serve as speakers, trainers, authors, coaches, and purveyors of organizing products.
- NAPO-GPC members bring more to their jobs than just organizing skills and talents; many have a wealth of experience in complementary fields, such as psychology, business, social work, teaching, training, management and interior design.
- NAPO-GPC members agree to abide by a Code of Ethics that includes providing confidentiality to all clients.
- The Greater Philadelphia Chapter is part of the national nonprofit organization, NAPO, which has been active since 1985 and consists of more than 4,000 members throughout the United States and in eight other countries.
- The national organization and all of its chapters take pride in being recognized as The Organizing Authority.
- As declared by NAPO, January is National Get Organized MonthSM, since "getting organized" is consistently one of the top five New Year’s resolutions.
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Organizing Statistics – Why Organizers are Needed
- The Wall Street Journal reports that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks annually searching for important documents lost in clutter.
- The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that 80 percent of filed papers are never looked at again.
- The National Soap and Detergent Association believes getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in the average home.
- Harris Interactive reports that 23% of adults say they pay bills late (and incur fees) because they lose them.
- The Self Storage Association estimates that there are almost 40,000 self-storage facilities in the United States, and the demand for them doubled from 1994 to 2004.
- The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 25 percent of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in their garages, and 32 percent only have room for one.
- Each year, about 100 million households receive 16.6 billion catalogs.—Direct Mail Association
- The National Soap and Detergent Association says 80 percent of household clutter is the result of disorganization, not lack of space.
- According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm, the average American burns 55 minutes a day looking for things they know they own but cannot find.
- 65 percent of people describe themselves as “very” or “insanely” busy according to a Day Runner Survey.
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