This morning CBS News' Sunday Morning replayed a story titled Organizers to the Rescue about professional organizers. This story originally aired on March 26, 2006 the day after the National Association of Professional Organizers' (NAPO) conference. I had missed the story then, as I was traveling back from the conference, which was in Boston.
All in all the story provided a more balanced view of the organizing industry than most media outlets. However, the reporter said that you could hire an organizer "to do in a day, what you put off for years." While professional organizing consultants do help clients get long awaited projects off the to do list, it is important that clients understand that not all projects are created equally. Some organizing projects do only take a day, while others take several days or weeks.
In all cases, there is a lot of learning that takes place which the client may retain for months or years after the sessions are complete. This is the most important takeaway and how best to stay organized.
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