March Newsletter 2022

Inside this edition:
-President's Message!
-Vote for the NAPO-AZ Proposed Slate of Officers & Directors for 2022-2023!
-Thursday, March 10th: Spring Cleaning with Kitchens & Closets by DEA Remodeling
-Thank you Four Peaks Junk Removal for being our March Sponsor!
-Welcome New Members!
-Celebrate Birthdays & Anniversaries!
-New books in our Library!
NAPO-AZ Family,

The second Tuesday in March is Organize Your Home Office Day. The home office is probably number 2 on the list of rooms in the home that need an organizational system. This is behind the kitchen, which is the most used room in the home. Our home office is where we usually go to hide out and get some work done. Or you can be like some of my organizing clients and have to move to the kitchen table or counter because your desk is housing mountains of paperwork and unopened mail. Well I am here to share some hacks on how to get your home office organized from Toni Hammersley's article 10 Home Office Hacks to Get Your Organized Now!

  1. Purge Paper. It's easy to let papers pile up in your home office. Get control of the clutter before it takes over your space. Go through every piece of paper in your office by using the System of Three: shred/toss it, file it or take action from it. File your important paperwork in a color-coded filing system.
  2. Color-Code Your Filing System. A well-organized filing system is a good indication of a functional office space. To organize, separate the filing system into five color-coded categories:
    • Green - Financial
    • Red - Medical
    • Orange - Personal
    • Yellow - Insurance
    • Blue - House

    Label each hanging folder according to your needs.

  3. Create a Mail Station. In order to maintain control of the paper coming into the home office, create a mail station. Make a folder for incoming and outgoing mail, mail to file, bills and a folder for every family member. **SUPER IMPORTANT-As soon as the mail comes in, file it in the mail station. Then once a week, take a few minutes and go through each folder.
  4. Utilize Wall Space. This is often the one step people miss when organizing their office. Use your wall space to hang filing systems, calendars, whiteboards, shelving and more.  There is so much more space available when you go vertical.
    Your President,Sarah Nieto

The NAPO-AZ Nominations Committee is pleased to announce your slate of Officers & Directors for the coming year.

Voting will take place in person at the March 10 Chapter meeting and via electronic vote from March 5 - March 25. 

According to the NAPO-AZ Chapter Bylaws, ARTICLE II, SECTION 2. Membership rights. "Members, including Professional Members, Business Partners, and Retired Members, in good standing shall be entitled to vote on matters submitted to a vote of Chapter members. Provisional Members, Employees of Professional Members, and Student Members do not have voting privileges."

You will cast one vote for the entire slate of Officers and Directors. The election results will be announced in the April 1 newsletter. 

Below is the list of the candidates and the positions for which they are standing. Positions take effect May 15, 2022

President: Sarah Nieto
Vice-President: Cheryl Frager
Treasurer: Kayle Klix
Secretary: Amy Bearden
Director of Membership: Rosa Everson
Director of Marketing: Lexie Rayburn
Director of Professional Development & Programming: Kim Wood
Director of Business Partners: Eric Marshall

Click HERE to VOTE! 

For questions, email Past President, Deb Lawrence, at: or call or text her at 623.499.8384.

Eric Marshall is THE Arizona closet guy to many NAPO Professional Organizers in Arizona, as well as being a Chapter Board Member.

He started with California closets 30 years ago and has used his knowledge and creativity to create his company Kitchens and Closets by DEA.

Eric and his company view closet designing as an art form all its own, one that they have mastered over the years with great enthusiasm.

If you need ideas on how to create the perfect closet for your client, then you won't want to miss this informative meeting!

*This meeting qualifies for 1 CEU credit*


Matt Berringer, Owner
Four Peaks Junk Removal

(480) 370-0393

Matt was a wild land firefighter and his girlfriend hated him being gone for months. He started his business 4 years ago. What makes them different is they really focus on customer satisfaction and doing things in a timely fashion. Matt joined NAPO-AZ in Nov. 2021, and has been actively involved since.

Cheryl Frager
Busy Bees

Catherine Klug            3.5
Mike Regan                3.6
Anne Golden              3.18

Congratulations to our members who are celebrating their NAPO-AZ Anniversaries! 

Cynthia Peden                      3/1/2002
Kay Jeffries                           3/1/2004
Valerie Cantrell                      3/1/2002
Suzanne Madrigal                  3/5/2021
Erynn Lober                          3/12/2019
Shanley Ten Eyck                     3/26/18

For those of us fortunate to catch author Lisa Woodruff's excellent presentation to NAPO Arizona on February 10, we were treated to a wealth of information and some exciting new research which may be helpful to use with your clients and in marketing your business. You will be pleased to know that we have two copies of Lisa's new book available for members to check out on a first come first served basis at the March 10 NAPO-AZ meeting.

Other titles will be on display as well. Click here to view the entire list. If you want me to bring a specific book for you on March 10, please email me at by Tuesday, March 8. And if you have checked out a book and need to return it to the library, please bring it to the meeting.

Thanks! - Deb Lawrence, NAPO-AZ Librarian

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