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My Interview with JPS Newton   To Downsize or Not to Downsize? Downsizing your home is a popular action to take after the kids leave home or you retire. But no one said it would be easy to sift through so many years’ worth of items to decide what stays and what goes! We reached out to Anne Blumer, a Certified Professional Organizer, for some tips on how to make those tough decisions. To downsize or not to downsize?  That is the question we may ask ourselves when we become empty nesters or retire from the workplace. Talking with your Financial Advisor is always a good first step when making this important decision.  He or she can help you determine if moving to a smaller home will reduce your monthly living expenses, thus freeing up money (and time) for other pleasurable experiences.  Additional steps will follow if you decide to change your residence; however, the one task many of us dread the most is choosing what to do with all the “stuff” that has accumulated in our homes over the…
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Are You Ready to Monetize?

Last week I was a panelist for NAPO's Accelerated Learning Series teleclass on the subject of multiple revenue streams.  In case you missed the call, below are the questions the panelists were asked and my responses.  If you are thinking of adding a revenue stream to your professional organizing business and have questions, please post here.

What are your multiple streams of income?  I have four main categories of streams of income.

Client work including hands-on client sessions, coaching (I received my certificate of coach training with Denslow Brown and the Coach Approach to Organizers), Virtual Organizing (I received my certificate of virtual organizing training with Sheila Delson), subcontractors for large projects and when my calendar is full and Contained Home Consultant with The Container Store.Training Professional Organizers including, in-person training seminars, web-based education, downloadable business and client forms.Writing/authorship Author of Get Rich Organizing – …

Reminiscing

Over the long holiday weekend I was flipping through our 2013 client practicum photos and decided to create a video of them for the participants and to share with others interested in starting their career as a professional organizer.  Enjoy!





I love what I do!

Today I’m preparing for the July 15-17 Layer 2 Seminar training and client practicum. I was reviewing the May participant’s remarks to capture improvements to the training curriculum and thought I would share their feedback:
Jenee - Anne and her 3 day seminar really are amazing! Her program was beyond what I expected, she goes the extra mile for every part of it. The only thing I would change is the distance that separates us (Florida-Oregon). Anne truly has so much to offer to this industry, I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn from the best! As I continue in this field I'm excited to have her as a mentor.
Elida - The training seminar, was rejuvenating! It exceeded my expectations and experience! Anne is extremely professional and of course organized!! I love when things just flow and stay on track, and the seminar did just that!
Marie - I found the Institute for ProfessionalOrganizers training to be invaluable in taking my business to the next level. Although I had already w…

NAPO Conference Sparks New Affiliate Program

At the NAPO 2013 Conference Expo I had the opportunity to talk with several NAPO Chapter Presidents and other chapter board members. After I explained the Institute for Professional Organizers™ (IPO™) training program they expressed it is of value particularly to those first entering the profession.  It was exciting to receive validation and support from so many in the Professional Organizer industry!

Whenever I attend conference I discover ways to expand and grow my business.  This year, my expansion will directly benefit you. I have created an IPO™ affiliate program for you to earn passive revenue. As a past IPO™ participant you will earn higher commissions. For those of you involved in a NAPO chapter this is an opportunity for your chapter to earn revenue too.


For each IPO™ Fast Track Method™ Training Self-Study Program sold through an affiliate channel, revenue is shared as follows: General Public/Organizations/NAPO Chapter affiliate earns 3% commissionIPO™ Trained affiliate ea…

One Hour Business Strategy Call Winner - NAPO 2013 Expo Drawing

The winner of the one hour business strategy call with me is …. Sarah Bounds, Seeding Simplicity in Austin, Texas! (watch the drawing here) Sarah, call or email me to set up your business strategy call.

Everyone can be a winner with our NOLA2013 discount! $50 off our Fast Track Method™ Layer 1 Self-Study Program and $150 off our Layer 1, 2, and 3 Seminar Program. The discount code and our July 15-17 seminar early bird registration ends May 31st. 
If you, or you hear of someone, who wants to develop skills and confidence to work with clients and manage a business, our training program is the place to start or restart a Professional Organizer business.  We launch you now, we launch you well, and we launch you fast with instant credentials.

Connecting with other organizers from all over and at varying levels of experience is what I love most about conference.  Thank you to all who stopped by and connected with me at #NAPO2013.
See you in Phoenix!

Get Organized Month Event - Solving Your Paper Organizing Dilemmas

GO Month is dedicated to raising awareness to the benefits of hiring a professional organizer and being organized as you begin a new year. Join me at a New Seasons Market near you for an interactive organizing workshop addressing ways to organize and preserve your child's art masterpieces and other paper organizing dilemmas.  If you have a specific paper organizing dilemma you want me to address, please email me prior to the workshop. There is no fee for this workshop. To register for a workshop email class@newseasonsmarket.com or call 503.280.5177.
Progress Ridge, January 9th 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Orenco Station, January 11th 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Seven Corners, January 23rd 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Happy Valley, January 30th 9:30-10:30 a.m. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!