March/April 2007 Volume 14, Issue 3
In This Issue

NAPO Los Angeles

Mission Statement: NAPO-LA is an organization dedicated to bringing Southern California area organizers together through networking, education, professional growth, industry updates, support and public awareness.

NAPO-Los Angeles
PMB 134, 10573 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone 213-486-4477

NAPO-Los Angeles
Who's Who

Chris McKenry

Vice President:
John Trosko

Cindy Kamm

Carol Hogg

Director of Administration:
Susan Eleftherakis

Director of Communications & Technology:
Susan Culligan

Director of Finance:
Maria Parkinson

Director of Marketing:
Deborah Kawashima

Director of Membership:
Joanna Sletten

Director of Professional Development:
Dolores Kaytes

Immediate Past President:
Robin L. Davi

Coordinators &
Committee Chairs

Associate Member Coordinator:
Barb Schmit
Jodi McDaniel
GO Month Coordinator:
Michelle Quintana
Golden Circle Advisor:
Ann Gambrell
Greeting Coordinator:
Toni Scharff
Charlotte Matthews
Tina Parish
Barbara Ricketts
Historian (Scrapbooker):
Christie Gelsomino
Carlene Faerber
Meeting Assistant:
Toni Scharff
MET Program Coordinator:
Jean Furuya
NAPO in the Schools Coordinator:
Karen Stark
New Member Orientation:
Jean Furuya
Ann Gambrell
Sara Getzkin
Public Relations Coordinator:
John Harris
Registration Assistant:

Silent Auction:
Maria Parkinson
Volunteer Coordinator:
Abbey Keusch
Susan Culligan
Laura Johnson
Toni Scharff
Rhoda Webster

The Los Angeles Organizer
Newsletter Staff

Claire Flannery

Laura Johnson

Sheila McCurdy
Toni Scharff

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National Membership

Annual Dues:
$200 - Individual
$150 - Associate-Branch
$250 - Associate-Local
$550 - Associate-Corporate
$20 - New Member One-Time Processing Fee

Chapter Membership

  • NAPO National membership required.
  • Membership includes electronic newsletter.
    Annual Dues (Oct. to Sept.):
    $100 - Level 1 - Basic Member w/website listing
    $150 - Level 2 - Basic Member w/website listing and paid meeting fees (Available only with annual renewal in September.)
    $150 - Associate Member/Branch
    $250 - Associate Member/Local
    $25 - New/Lapsed Member Processing Fee
    $10 - Meeting Fee
    $25 - Visitor Meeting Fee

    Membership Report

    January Chapter Meeting
    40 Members
    9 Visitors
    49 Total Attendance

    February Chapter Meeting
    38 Members
    10 Vistiors
    48 Total Attendance

    Mini Board Minutes

    January 2007
  • GO Month was a success, 19 volunteers.
  • Additional planning and follow-up needed for Organizing Awards Event.
  • Polo shsirts are on sale NOW.
  • Call for Board Nominations will be at February meeting.
    ~Submitted by Carol Hogg
    Organize Now
    NAPO-LA Secretary~

    Assistant's List

    The Assistant's List is available as a resource connecting those available to serve as assistants to organizers who need them. To be included on the Assistant's List, send an email to Include your name, phone number and email address. The list is only for members of NAPO-LA and does not guarantee work. The Assistant's List is found here in the newsletter and also under the "Members Only" section of the chapter's website.

    Laura Johnson

    Susan Eleftherakis

    Justine Miceli

    Maria Parkinson

    Joanna Sletten

    Robin Valdez

    Wendy Cross

    Carol Hogg

    Joan Chodorow

    Carlene Faerber

    Nadine Levy

    Marion Logan

    Randy Sandiforth


    A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills. A professional organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefit.
    From the National Associaton of Professional Organizers

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NAPO-LA is not responsible for the products and/or services advertised. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    For more information on becoming a NAPO member, click here.
  • Quick Links...

    The Los Angeles Organizer is published bimonthly. Look for "Announcements from the Board" in between issues. Deadline for submissions for the May/June newsletter is April 25.


    *Annual Election of NAPO-LA Board of Directors*
    20 March/April Newsletter is emailed
    26 NAPO-LA Board Meeting - 2:30 pm
    26 NAPO-LA Chapter Meeting - 6:15 pm

    10 CD Support Group Meeting - 6-8:30 pm
    15 Golden Circle meeting
    25 Inaugural CPO Exam in Minneapolis
    25-28 19th Annual NAPO National Conference & Organizing Expo in Minneapolis
    25 Deadline for submissions for May/June NAPO-LA newsletter

    21 NAPO-LA Board Meeting - 2:30 pm
    21 NAPO-LA Chapter Meeting - 6:15 pm
    24 MET Marketing Techiques class 8:30-11 am
    24 MET Filing Systems class 1-4:30 pm

    President's Message

    Marketing with Every Email

    By Chris McKenry
    Get It Together LA!
    and NAPO-LA President

    Do you make it easy for clients to make contact? How many times have you read an email and realized you needed to follow up with a call, but there was no phone number? Many professionals, including some of our colleagues, miss out on a very simple and easy marketing opportunity by not utilizing the signature feature on emails.

    Your signature should include information such as your name (which would save time typing it each time), your contact information, and a link to your website. It is also a great place to draw attention to your awards, affiliations, and related upcoming events. I even like to include my email address. If a list serve is used, adding an email address allows recipients to reply directly to the sender without responding to everyone on the distribution list.

    Signatures are easy to set up. If you use Outlook, click on Tools - go to Options - then to Mail Format and you can create contact information that will automatically appear every time a new email is opened. It is possible to create multiple signatures should you wish to have different ones for business and personal uses.

    Learning from each other and sharing business-building techniques are just two of the many reasons our Los Angeles Chapter is a resource to over 100 organizers striving for excellence. Mark your calendar for the March 26 chapter meeting, as well as for the National Conference in Minneapolis which will take place from April 25–28, and share your knowledge with the best professional organizers anywhere.

    NAPO-LA Chapter Meeting Information

    Upcoming Meetings

    By Dolores Kaytes
    and NAPO-LA Director of
    Professional Development

    March 26
    Developing a Professional Image

    You’re not just an organizer – you’re a professional organizer. Whether you work strictly with individuals, helping them create order out of chaos, or assist large corporate clients with large organizational messes, networking and meeting potential clients are activities necessary to your business.

    At our March 26 meeting, image professional Cynthia Sliwa, AICI, The Image Counselor, will present “Organize the Elements of Your Image,” providing useful tips on developing a professional image and handling the social niceties of networking.

    Cynthia is treasurer of the southern California chapter of the Association of Image Consultants International and received their Rising Star Award in 2005. She is a lawyer by trade and has been certified in personal image consulting by the Body Beautiful Institute and in corporate image training by Corporate Icon. Information about Cynthia's services may be found at She is located in Hermosa Beach.

    April 2006
    It's Conference Time!

    NAPO’s 19th Annual Conference and Organizing Expo will take place in Minneapolis, MN, from April 25-28!


    May 21 – NAPO-LA chapter meeting (change of date to 3rd Monday)
    June 25 – NAPO-LA chapter meeting


    We are grateful to Jack Walser, Tom Post and Jan Harmon for their participation at our January meeting on recycling. They gave generously of their time and expertise. Finding out that Walser’s in Torrance accepts those sometimes difficult-to-discard items (e.g., e-waste, metals, batteries, white waste, and VCR tapes) was valuable information. Tom and Jan expanded our list of resources so that we can properly dispose of or donate discarded items no matter where in LA County we work or live.

    The February meeting program was led by our Esselte guru, Barb Schmit (middle in photo below), who arranged for Mike Toibin of Sanford Brands (on right in photo) and our newest Associate Member, Gus Gougas of OrganizIT (on left in photo), to update us on the newest tools and items for "The Organizer’s Tool Box." Thanks to all for demonstrating the latest in office and residential products. We always love to play with new toys.

    2nd Annual L. A. Organizing Awards

    The Best in the Business

    NAPO-LA honored the best in our business on February 3 at the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards dinner held at The Olympic Collection in Los Angeles.

    Presented in part by The Container Store and Garage Envy, the awards gala recognized the growing professional organizing industry and celebrated the individual achievements of the most influential organizing experts who define standards for home and business productivity.

    Winners of the 2007 Los Angeles Organizing Awards were:
    • Best Organizing Product Resource -- The Container Store
    • Most Supportive Media Outlet -- CBS 2 / KCAL 9
    • Best National Organizing Show -- Neat
    • Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Resource – 1-800-GotJunk?
    • Best Garage Design Company -- Garage Envy
    • Best Closet Design Company -- Get It Together LA!
    • Most Helpful Organizing Technology -- The Paper Tiger
    • Best Organizing Book -- "Organize Your Garage...In No Time," by Barry Izsak
    • Most Organizer-Friendly Charity -- National Council of Jewish Women's Council Thrift Shops
    • Best Office Organizing Product -- Brother P-Touch Label Maker
    • Best Residential Organizing Product -- 3M Command Products
    • Most Innovative Organizer -- Barry Izsak
    • Best Organizer as Coach or Mentor -- Donna McMillan
    • Most Valuable Educational Resource -- National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization
    • NAPO-LA President's Award -- Cindy Kamm, Details-Etc.
    • NAPO-LA Raising the Bar Award -- Chris McKenry, Get It Together, LA!
    • NAPO-LA Volunteers of the Year -- Claire Flannery, Simplify, and Kristine Oller, Personalized Organization
    • NAPO-LA Leading Edge Award -- Dolores Kaytes, Highly-Organized Inc.

    The gala evening included a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and awards ceremony, hosted by Master of Ceremonies and Los Angeles comedian, Dave Linden, with musical entertainment by the Monk Jazz Institute.

    Other entertainment included a video celebrating NAPO-LA’s achievements over the past year. National NAPO President Barry Izsak also took part in the festivities.

    To see more fun photos from this memorable evening, click here:

    MET Training Classes Scheduled for March

    Learn Marketing Skills and Filing Techniques

    The MET committee is pleased to announce the start of our training program for 2007. Our first two classes will be held back-to-back on Saturday, March 24.

    What a great benefit for members of NAPO-LA!

    1. Unique Marketing Techniques to Build Your Organizing Business
    How to get new clients, keep current clients, and have past clients work for you!

    Let's talk marketing, minus the mumbo-jumbo and Power Point presentations. What you'll get in this class is a down-to-earth session packed with strategies that will help you avoid mistakes. You’ll also pick up multiple nuggets of knowledge on marketing research along with new perspectives on what "marketing" your organizing business is really all about.

    The interactive portion of the class covers how you will get slightly famous! You'll leave with techniques that will enable you to boost your business by boosting the business of others.

    Saturday, March 24, 8:30-11:30 am
    Olympic Collection
    Instructor Kristine Oller started her company Personalized Organization in 1999 and joined NAPO-LA in 2000.
    Fee: $89/members $109/non-members

    2. Quintessential Filing Systems
    Learn the essentials of document storage, with more than five methods to offer your clients!

    At least one of the methods covered is sure to be the solution for gathering all the lost papers in your client's home or office. You will also learn a personally developed system for "legally" filing by piling (!). This is a class not to be missed, unless you already know everything there is to know about filing! Do you?

    You will receive an overview of the myriad components used in creating filing systems, whether stored on the desktop or in drawers, along with a variety of ways to employ them in the home or office. Supplies will be provided for hands-on exercises in which you will be invited to create a filing system for both a business and a home. And, if you'd like an alternative to creating dozens of labels with your P-touch, bring your laptop to see how to create folder labels with Avery templates. You'll impress your clients with this labor-saving technique!

    Saturday, March 24, 1-4:30 pm
    The Olympic Collection
    Instructor Dolores Kaytes founded her company Highly-Organized in 1998, the same year she joined NAPO-LA.
    Fee: $89/members $109/non-members

    The day starts at 8 am with Marketing Techniques, then we break at 11:30 for refueling (lunch on your own or bring a bag lunch). Quintessential Filing Systems starts at 1 pm and goes until 4:30.

    The classes will be held at the Olympic Collection. There is a 20-seat limit, so register early!

    Go to our NAPO-LA web site to register.

    Golden Circle Interview Series

    Christine Reiter Promotes Public Speaking

    by Deborah Kawashima
    and NAPO-LA Director of Marketing

    Christine Ditullio Reiter, founder of Time Strategies based in South Pasadena, specializes in working with business clients. She was a sixth grade teacher before starting with IBM in 1977, working her way up to a systems engineer, doing productivity studies and workflow charts. In 1992 Reiter was downsized from IBM. “There I was, leaving the womb of the corporate world and I had to figure out what to do,” she explains. “People asked what I did at IBM and when I told them, they’d say, can you do that for me?” Her company Time Strategies evolved from there.

    “I don’t think that there is an experience in our lives that doesn’t feed into the next phase,” said Reiter. “My position at IBM really was a marketing and sales job.” For Reiter, that translated into applying the public speaking skills she developed at IBM into marketing her own organizing business.

    Get Your Name Out by Hook or by Crook!
    “That’s the whole point of public speaking,” declares Reiter. First figure out your target market; then look for speaking opportunities. Approach groups that have weekly breakfast or luncheon meetings and need speakers. Networking or social groups like Rotary or Lions Clubs, Soroptomist International, local PTA and church groups or non-profit groups. (For more info, check out

    “Initially, do it for free,” suggests Reiter. “As your business grows, your time will become too valuable to give away.” Usually it’s not worth speaking to companies for free. Instead, Reiter suggests asking them, “What kind of a budget do you have?” and work from there. “If they really want you, they’ll find it in their budget!”

    Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking
    “If you are terrified to get up in front of a group, let your passion take you through it,” suggests Reiter. “Then do something to help you get over your fear.” She recommends joining your local Toastmasters “It’s a very safe place where you get practice and good feedback.”

    Talks that Give Value for their Time “You want to deliver enough to peak their curiosity,” explains Reiter, “but you don’t want to give away the store.” Keep your talks focused on one specific topic and plan your objectives from there.

    • Most talks are 30-35 minutes. Design your topic for the group.
    • What do you want to get across to them?
    • Have them fill out an evaluation sheet with optional contact info so you can put them on your mailing list.
    • Collect their business cards for a giveaway prize drawing.
    • Handouts with your business card can summarize key points from your talk.
    • Follow-up with a Q&A period to showcase your expertise.

    “Questions after your talk allow you to see who might be interested in your services,” advises Reiter. So get out there and start making public speaking another way to market yourself and your business!

    NOTE: This article is one in an on-going series of interviews with Golden Circle members. It is just one of the many ways veteran members give back to NAPO-LA.

    National Conference

    Register Today!


    April 25-28, 2007
    Hilton Minneapolis & MinneapolisConvention Center, Minneapolis, MN

    Click HERE to log in and register.

    NOTE: NAPO's room block at the Hilton Minneapolis is full but there are other recommended hotels nearby. Please check the NAPO National website for up-to-date information.

    NAPO-LA Goes to Minneapolis

    Are you going to Conference? If so, send an email to Robin Davi so we can all pose for a group photo to run in The Los Angeles Organizer at a future date! The following will be a are part of the NAPO-LA contingent: Robin Davi, Sheila McCurdy, Cindy Kamm, Claire Flannery, Carol Hogg, Chantale Bordonaro, Tanya Whitford, Mishele Vieira, Toni Scharff, Jean Furuya, Ann Gambrell, Marcy Melton, and Deborah Kawashima

    Email: Robin

    Mark Your Calendars for Next Year!
    NAPO's 20th Annual National Conference & Organizing Exposition
    April 9-12, 2008
    John Ascuaga's Nugget
    Reno, NV

    Willl You Get Certified

    Inaugural CPO Test Coming Up

    By Tanya Whitford
    Organizing Wonders
    and Past-President of NAPO-LA

    On April 25, the inaugural examination to become a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) will take place prior to the NAPO National Conference in Minneapolis. This is the day many organizers have been waiting years for. It is a huge step forward for our industry and a giant step every organizer should be working towards.

    I knew that I would sit for the exam as soon as it became a reality. I think it is important for my business, my growth, and my clients. When I joined NAPO eight years ago, most of the public did not know what a professional organizer was. Now that the industry is more widely known, it is increasingly important for us to elevate ourselves. When the public becomes aware that there are professional organizers and then there are certified professional organizers, it will become all the more important to have that certification.

    NAPO has been sending us numerous emails regarding certification. You will find all the information regarding this exam at I applaud and thank the many organizers who dedicated years of service to NAPO to make this a reality for us.

    Golden Circle Column

    Time to Review Resolutions and Goals

    By Ann Gambrell
    Creative Time-Plus
    and a Golden Circle Member

    Okay -- it’s March, so why am I writing about resolutions and goals? Because by this time, most of the resolutions made at the beginning of the year have been forgotten and old habits have once again taken over. So this is a great time to reconnect with clients regarding the resolutions and goals they may have made in January. Many will appreciate a “boost” now as most of their good intentions have fallen by the wayside! You can help them to plan and integrate their goals into their hectic homes and busy lives.
    Resolutions and goals are not one in the same. Resolutions are hopes, dreams and fantasies. Goals are everything resolutions are -- except with a definite plan! Planning is key to getting and staying organized.
    If goal-setting has not been successful in the past for your clients, here are some ideas that may be helpful.

    1. Establish four main goal categories:

    • Personal
    • Professional
    • Family/Relationships
    • Home/Entertainment

    2. Write each of the four categories on a separate page in a journal or on a yellow pad and make a file or a put them on a clipboard. Brainstorm with clients about their goals, as they may have unrealistic goals or too many categories to deal with, causing them to become overwhelmed and frustrated. Set up NOW and LATER sub-lists to help them think in the moment.

    3. Speak the goals out loud so they become real. Have the client say them to you. Hearing them makes them more realistic. Discuss the possibilities and the plans for success. You can become their coach/mentor and cheerleader as well as helping them implement the hands-on organizing to go along with many of their goals.

    4. Now work the goals by setting a realistic and workable plan as to what it will take to accomplish the goals. Consider the client’s capabilities, attention span, schedule, etc., in the planning. Encourage them during the process to build up their self-esteem. Be sure to include maintenance into the goal planning.

    5. Mark the goal deadlines in a personal calendar or electronic organizer or in their computers to help to stay focused and on target. Include your follow-up visits in the plan as appropriate. Meeting small realistic, manageable goals will be an encouragement.

    6. Re-evaluate the goals periodically to adjust the timeline, change the original goal or drop it from the list. Life changes. It’s okay to alter goals. Just be careful this does not become a form of procrastination!

    7. Celebrate each step in the goal process and, of course, when the goal is completed. They can do this and you can help. All it takes is a plan, implementation and someone to help the client -- and that’s the professional organizer -- you!

    Product Spotlight

    On-the-Go Desktop File

    By Barb Schmit
    Associate Member, Esselte

    For those of you who have to carry documents with you, Pendaflex has just introduced a new product: the On-the-Go Desktop File. This nifty little file has a handle for easy transport from one location to another. Then, when you get wherever you're going, you just fold down the handles and snap them into place to form a base which holds the file upright. There are six non-removable pockets in bright colors, which, of course, will help you to find documents quickly.
    And tucked under the pockets is a pencil holder so you won’t be without something to write with!

    The On-the-Go Desktop File is a great idea for those times when you have no room to set up much in the way of an office; e.g., at those GO Month events where there is no room to move, much less any space to spread out your work.

    Golden Circle Update
    Reagan trip

    Golden Circle at the Library

    by Ann Gambrell
    Creative Time-Plus
    and Golden Circle Liaison

    In January, the Los Angeles area Golden Circle members held their quarterly gathering at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Hosts Barbara Ricketts and Steve Skidmore arranged for information on the tours and other amenities. Members explored the Library as well as the Air Force One jet that President Ronald Reagan used while in office.

    Lunch was in the Ronald Reagan Café where we shared tour experiences and networked. Delicious desserts provided by Barbara & Steve and served on gold-rimmed china dishes were enjoyed by the group. Very special!

    Ann Gambrell brought updated Golden Circle information to the group. Members offered to write articles for the NAPO-LA newsletter’s Golden Circle column. Jean Furuya brought information on the need for volunteers to assist visitors at our chapter meetings. Jean also shared that two of our Golden Circle members, Dolores Kaytes and Kristine Oller, will be teaching the upcoming MET training sessions on Saturday, March 24.

    The next Golden Circle meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, with hosts Sally Hulem and Donna McMillan.

    For more information on Golden Circle,
    contact Ann Gambrell

    Tips Program
    Remind resized

    Move Slowly with Seniors

    When working with seniors, it is important to sit and listen, move slowly, and be patient, rather than getting in there and "getting it done" too quickly.

    Submitted by Toni Scharff,
    The Simplicity Project

    Creative Use of Stickers

    If you have an inventory of supplies that you sell to clients, put a sticker on the bottom of each item with the price (including the tax). This way, you won't have to carry around old receipts or end up charging less (or more) than you paid.

    Submitted by Susan Culligan,
    Got To Get Organized

    About the TIPS Program:
    NAPO-LA's TIPS Program is managed by the chapter's Golden Circle members. Ann Gambrell is the chair and invites all chapter members to submit their organizing tips via email or on index cards that will be available at the monthly chapter meetings for deposit into the “Organizing Tips” box.

    TIPS are requested in two categories:

  • "Tips from Pros" are organzing tips for clients/the public.
  • "Tips of the Trade" are tips for organizers to use in their businesses.

    When submitting TIPS, you are invited (optional) to include your name, business name and contact information. This will serve to promote you when the client/public TIPS are posted on the NAPO-LA website's home page.

    Email your TIPS to

  • NAPO in the Schools
    Deborah preferred

    Initial Presentation at Conference

    By Deborah Kawashima
    and NAPO-LA Director of Marketing

    The NAPO in the Schools Task Force has been selected and divided up into three groups: elementary, middle-school and high-school. The Task Force is made up of NAPO members all across the country and I am happy to be serving as chairperson for all groups.

    All of the Task Force groups are developing basic classroom presentations for their grade levels along with support materials to create opportunities for a professional organizer to work within a school community; i.e., with staff, students and parents.

    The program is designed to work within NAPO’s strategic plan of bringing awareness to the organizing industry, to NAPO, and to the individual organizer who brings the program to a school.

    The initial presentation will be rolled out during Conference in April, with the full program available this fall.

    On the local level, NAPO in the Schools was presented to 2nd and 3rd graders at the Broadway Elementary School, a LASUD Title 1 school located in Venice. The classroom presentations included an exercise of organizing the insides of children’s desks. Both the students and the teachers loved it.

    If you know any teachers who might be interested in NAPO in the Schools coming to their classrooms, or if you are interested in participating yourself, please send me an email.

    Phone: 323-656-9665

    New NAPO-LA Members

    A Warm Welcome to

    Chantale Bordonaro
    Simplicity Source
    Redondo Beach

    And to These Camera Shy New Members!

    Jeffrey Henderson
    Long Beach

    Linda Rothschild
    Cross It Off Your List
    New York, NY

    Jennifer Crowe
    Redondo Beach

    Dina Durrer
    Organizational Diva
    Sherman Oaks

    Marie Sooter
    Santa Monica

    Christine Cohen
    Professional Organizing, Etc.
    Beverly Hills

    NOTE: "Warm Welcome" is a new feature of The Los Angeles Organizer. If you just joined NAPO-LA, get your photo taken at the next chapter meeting! Or email your photo to the Editor along with your name, your business name, where you live, and when you joined NAPO-LA. Email to

    CD Clients -Support Group

    Time Management and CD Clients

    By Jean Furuya
    The Office Jeanie

    If you are a member of NAPO-LA working consistently and on an ongoing basis with chronically disorganized clients, you are invited to participate in an informal support group. Our topic of discussion will be "Time Management and CD Clients."

    This meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, from 6 - 8:30 pm.

    To RSVP or for more information, contact Jean Furuya
    Phone: 310-316-1753

    NAPO-LA MET Program

    Mentors and Coaches Directory

    The Mentoring, Education and Training (MET) Committee provides a listing of the Los Angeles Chapter Organizing Consultants available to provide guidance, advice and support to potential, new and existing professional organizers. If you're interested, contact the consultants directly for information and fees. The NAPO-LA Chapter provides the listings and has no involvement with the consultant and the organizer client. Click below for details:

    Met Classifieds

    Looking for guidance in your organizing business?
    This is the place!


    Mentors and Coaches Directory

    Organizers offering their services:
    Jean Furuya
    The Office Jeanie
    Sheila McCurdy
    clutter STOP
    Donna McMillan
    McMillan & Company
    Dolores Kaytes

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