Local Professional Organizers Successfully Educated the Public at Their 2nd Annual Get Organized St. Louis Event

St. Louis, MO, May 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Local professional organizers successfully educated the public at their 2nd Annual Get Organized St. Louis Event held on April 26, 2014. They had 80 people participate in the event.

The St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers sponsored the event. This year’s event had a full day workshop featuring presentations from local professional organizers.

There were two general education sessions:
· “The Archeology or Ease: Excavating the Personal Stories and Beliefs Behind Disorganization” by Janine Adams, CPO
· “Home Organization CPR” by Denise Lee, CPO

In a series of breakout sessions, the participants chose from a variety of organizing topics which included: Kitchen Organization, Photo Organizing, Hoarding, Financial Bookkeeping, Kitchen Space Planning and Design and Steps to Becoming a Professional Organizer. The participants also got all their questions answered at an “Ask the Organizers” Q & A Panel which took place during their lunch. They also had a chance to meet with local vendors of organizing-related products and services.

“I think we made a difference!” says Julie Hough, speaker and member of NAPO-St. Louis. “My impression was that people left feeling energized and motivated to make some changes and were excited to roll up their sleeves and get started. They now have a very favorable view of Professional Organizers and knowledge of what we do and what our Associate Members do. We took some of the “fear” out of making that call to one of us – they saw we were real people that can help.”

The National Association of Professional Organizers was established in 1985 and now boasts over 4,000 members in the U.S. and 12 other countries. The St. Louis chapter came into being in 2006. It has 41 Industry Members, who are professional organizers, and 13 Related Industry members.

Professional organizers help their clients by designing custom organizing systems and processes and by transferring organizing skills. As this event demonstrated, we also educate the public on organizing solutions and their benefits.
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Gretchen Bender