Raleigh, NC, February 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Raleigh-based organizational expert Geralin Thomas won the award for “Best Chronic Disorganization Expert” at the 7th annual Organizing Awards presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (www.napola.org). The awards ceremony was held January 26 in Los Angeles.
“I’m honored to be recognized by my peers with this award,” says Thomas. “Being in the company of the organizing industry’s best minds, people like Peter Walsh and Julie Morgenstern, is very humbling!”
Thomas, a prominent figure of the organizing field, was tapped as a presenter during the annual ceremony, where she presented the award for Best Organizing Product Retailer, taken home this year by the Container Store. Other nominees included OfficeMax, OpenSky and Target.
Thomas is one of just two dozen organizers worldwide to achieve the designation Master Trainer as conferred by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (www.challengingdisorganization.org).
She specializes in chronic disorganization and hoarding and works with teens and adults challenged by mental health issues, including anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
In addition to operating her North Carolina-based consultancy, Metropolitan Organizing, LLC, Thomas is an instructor for both the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and the National Association of Professional Organizers (www.NAPO.net).
Thomas, who opened Metropolitan Organizing in 2002, is a past-president of the North Carolina Chapter of NAPO, and provides phone coaching for organizers around the world. She holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition, she has appeared more than 20 times as an expert on the Emmy-nominated A&E program, “Hoarders” since 2009.