I’m a proud and active member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals). In fact, I love this association so much that I volunteered to be the Chair of their Social Responsibility Committee called NAPOCares.
According to NAPO (https://www.napo.net), January is GO (Get Organized & be Productive) Month. Many people are in need of these services but have no idea how or where to start to get help. Because of this and in honor of GO month, I’d like to summarize NAPO’s suggestions on how to hire a Professional Organizer and/or Productivity Consultant. Let me first start out by sharing NAPO’s definitions of/distinctions between Organizing & Productivity Professionals.
- Professional Organizers support evaluation, decision-making, and action around objects, spaces, and data, helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, and clarity.
- Productivity Consultants support evaluation, decision-making, and action around time, energy, and resources, helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding goals, effectiveness, and priorities.
- Because NAPO offers its members countless and exceptional professional development opportunities which we take advantage of in order to stay current with trends.
- We also vow to adhere to NAPO’s Code of Ethics which encourages fair and equitable practices, including working with clients and colleagues, handling client confidentiality, and how we assess fees and expenses.
- Last but not least, we have a built in network of fellow NAPO members we can reach out to for suggestions, resources, questions, etc.
- Do you have a specific project or projects in mind?
- What are your goals?
- What is your budget?
- Do you have a timeframe in which it needs to be accomplished?