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Q&A with Theresa Finnigin – Professional Organizer

Theresa Finnigin, Professional Organizer – St. Louis, MO/Southwest Illinois – What inspired you to become an organizer?As a child I was never the daughter my mom had to tell “clean your room.”  I looked forward to spring break not because I got a week off school but because my mom and I would spend […]

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Q&A with Janine Sarna-Jones, CPO® – Professional Organizer

Janine Sarna-Jones, CPO® – New York, NY – 1) How long have you been a professional organizer?11 years 2) What inspired you to become a CPO?I believe it is an important credential which demonstrates to both clients and colleagues my deep commitment to my profession. 3) What is the most common organizing project you’re […]

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Organizing your stuff when there’s no where to go but out

By Allison Carter, CPO® – Living in a small-ish house has some advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, the utility bills are low, there is less to clean, and it keeps me from acquiring more stuff than you need. On the down side, there just isn’t much room for the stuff you DO […]

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My Garage Adventure – The Inspection

The day had arrived, Professional Organizer, Allison Carter, was coming to our home to assess the mess in our garage.  My girlfriends kept saying, “You are so lucky!”  My mom kept saying, “I’m the one in need of an organizer!” And even up until the last hour, my dear husband kept asking, “Really, you’re not […]

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Q&A with Tanna Clark – Professional Organizer

Tanna Clark, Professional OrganizerComplete Organizing SolutionsOrganizing in the Greater Nashville area and online! 1) How long have you been a professional organizer?I have been organizing what seems like all my life! I became a professional and started Complete Organizing Solutions 3 years ago. 2) What inspired you to become a professional organizer?I can't say that […]

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Q&A with Laura Leist, CPO, CRTS

Laura Leist, CPO, CRTS – Snohomish, WA –, President – National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), Author – Eliminate Chaos: The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home & Life 1) How long have you been a professional organizer?Going on 10 years. 2) What inspired you to become a CPO?I wanted our clients to know […]

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The Consumer Queen’s Garage – The Professional Organizer’s View

As I have mentioned before, professional organizer Melissa Smallwood of Organized Life by Design volunteered her services to help the Consumer Queen organize her garage. Now that the Consumer Queen's garage is decluttered, she was able to send Melissa her garage dimensions and a better idea of what needed to go in the space. Melissa […]

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Q&A with a Professional Organizer – Elaine Shannon, TPO

Elaine Shannon, TPO – New Brunswick, Canada, and 1) How long have you been a professional organizer?5 years 2) What inspired you to become a CPO?I have my TPO from the Canadian Association professional organizers in Canada-POC.Credibility, I feel that in an industry where anyone can hang a shingle outside their home, education […]

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6-9-2009 9-50-37 AM

The Consumer Queen’s Garage

For those of you who missed Jim Deitzel's post linking to a video of Melissa's (aka The Consumer Queen) garage, you need to go check it out. Her garage was an absolute mess (no offense Melissa!). Here are a few pictures.                          She was pleading for help from Rubbermaid to get her garage organized. This […]

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Q&A with a Professional Organizer – Janice Simon

Janice Simon, CPO® – 1. How long have you been a professional organizer? Personally, I’ve been an organizer all of my life in some ways. I grew up with parents whose parents went through the Great Depression and lived on farms. They keep everything “just in case.” I also shared a room with my […]

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