November 2021 Newsletter


What will you be doing in 2022-2023?

Will you continue to learn and grow personally and professionally? Enlarge your contact network to include more members, subcontractors, and business partners? Would you like to take a leadership role in shaping the future of NAPO-AZ? If so, we need you!

We invite you to consider serving on the Board alongside our team of fun, energetic, and committed Chapter Leaders.

What are your skills, strengths, and interests? Do you:

• Support NAPO-AZ’s mission, Code of Ethics, guiding principles, and operating values

• Fulfill commitments by participating, contributing, and being accountable

• Embrace visionary and strategic thinking; value the importance of connections

• Understand that NAPO-AZ Board Members serve the needs of the membership, above their own interests;

Then let’s talk! The Nominating Committee is accepting candidate nominations through January 31, 2022. The members will vote on the candidates in February and the results will be shared in the March newsletter. Positions take effect in May.

If you are interested, email Past President, Deb Lawrence, at: or call or text her at 623.499.8384.

Thursday, November 11th  5:30PM-7:30PM

Life Transitions. We ALL go through them.

Most Professional Organizers will have a point in which they will need to assist their clients through the unknowns of transitions.

Join guest speaker Terry Antelman, Founder and Owner of Transition and Organizing Solutions, to learn how to educate yourself as well as your clients on how to navigate this time through a systematic, proven process.

After attending this meeting, you will have learned tools of:

– Understanding and emotionally supporting transition clients
– Creating detailed floor plan layouts before the move begins
– Unpacking and organizing for senior moves
– Subcontracting Professional Organizers & Moving Companies
– Creating and having on-hand inventory
– Transferring mail & utilities
– Paper Management from A-Z (November is Paper Management Month for NAPO!)

*You will earn one CEU for attending this meeting*


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Carmen McHugh
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Cynthia Peden  11/11
Deb Lawrence  11/15

Congratulations to our members who are celebrating their NAPO-AZAnniversaries!

Ethan Delahunty
M3 Junk Removal

New to the Organizing Industry? 

Whether you attended the recent New Member Orientation or just want a refresher, may we suggest "Born to Organize: Everything You Need to Know About a Career as a Professional Organizer" by Sara Pedersen or her follow up book, "Learn to Organize: A Professional Organizer's Tell-All Guide to Home Organizing." We also recommend Dawn Noble's book, "How to Start a Home-based Professional Organizing Business" which covers many aspects of starting and growing your business.

Let me know which book you want and I will bring them to the Novembermeeting!

- Debbi Bertolet, NAPO-AZ Librarian

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