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July 2021 Message from the President, Amy Tokos, CPO
In this month's President's Message, Amy Tokos, CPO, dives into the topic of member success and how it is not only at the heart of what NAPO does, but how it also looks different for every member!


NAPO Wants to Hear From You!

How do you define member success? We want to know!

Please click here to complete a quick survey to share your thoughts about member success and help NAPO best serve you!
NAPO's NEW Military Membership Pricing
Renew Your NAPO Membership with Special Military Pricing 

NAPO recognizes and appreciates those in the military who have served our country and their spouses. As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, NAPO is excited to offer special pricing on yearly membership dues and the Going Pro Bundle for United States active military and their spouses! (Documentation while renewing is required) 
  • Military members pay $199 for Provisional or Professional NAPO memberships ($100 discount) 
  • Military members pay $200 for the Going Pro Bundle ($25 discount)
Please note that this discount is not applicable for previous purchases

The Organizing and Productivity industry is flexible in that you can work virtually and move your business with you to your next location, so if you or your spouse are currently serving in the US military, remember to renew at the military rate when your membership is due for renewal!
NAPO member, Jessica Williams discusses how the flexibility of owning her own professional organizing business, the Clutter Doctor, for 20 years has been invaluable in accommodating her lifestyle as a military spouse!
NAPO Book Club
Don't Forget to Join NAPO's Book Club on July 16th

Welcome to NAPO's new book club! We will be discussing Scott Galloway’s Post Corona on Friday, July 16th via a virtual meeting! Two meeting sessions will be available to join. Please click on the corresponding time that works best for you and you will be directed to the registration page:

Pajamas and sweatpants are okay (we won’t judge). So pour yourself your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, and let’s chat!
 

NAPO in the News
How Clutter Can Affect Relationships

Stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic propelled America’s obsession with decluttering and organizing into a new galaxy. People no longer had a choice but to confront their — or their partner’s — possessions. While some couples saw this as a time to finally dump massive amounts of stuff, plenty of others did not. 

So what happens when a pack rat ends up with a minimalist? Sometimes it means calling in the pros to help them find a compromise, or at the very least, learn to respect one another’s needs. NAPO members, Tanisha Lyons-Porter, Danielle Tanner-Liu, CPO, Kathy Vines, CPO and Robyn Reynolds, CPO were featured in The Washington Post to share their tips on how to mediate situations between couples who have different ways of organizing their clutter. Click here to access the complete article.

Looking for more on this topic? View the additional Q&A session in The Washington Post, "How Couples with Different Decluttering Styles Can Get Along" with NAPO Member, Robyn Reynolds, CPO.

 

‘Clearing our Space Clears our Mind’: Top Decluttering Tips from Professional Organizers

How much stuff in your closets, kitchen and garage are you forced to work around on a daily basis to get to the things you use and cherish? Getting rid of that clutter can be well worth the effort! 

With the right strategies, you can get rid of the things that weigh you down, establish habits to keep your place tidy, and even make a little money on the things you don’t want. NAPO President, Amy Tokos, CPO and NAPO Director, Heather Cocozza, CPO were featured on Grow to share their top tips for decluttering! Click here to access the complete article.
NAPO Stand Out Podcast
How to Think about Tech without Losing Your Mind

Episode 79 of the NAPO Stand Out Podcast features Kim Oser, CPO, NAPO Member and Owner of Need Another You, a virtual, organizing and productivity company based in Washington, DC. Kim shares some golden tips for organizing and automating your tech life to help keep you supported and organized! She also offers her thoughts on new social media apps, such as Clubhouse and TikTok, and how they can work in your favor!

In this episode, we explore the option of marketing automation as a home base and Kim shares with us her preferred method of organizing content. She also speaks about the two parts of a tech audit and emphasizes the value of setting reminders in your calendar. Tune into this episode for stellar practical insights on making technology work for you!


Key Takeaways: 
  • Why you should ask yourself: what part do I want to take on?
  • How most technological problems can be solved by changing a setting.
  • Why it is beneficial to stick with one host when you are choosing a domain, and how to find the domain that best suits you.
  • Exploring your marketing automation method as your ‘home base’.
  • The two parts of a tech audit: what you download and what you subscribe to.
  • The value of setting reminders in your calendar.
Join NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar as she interviews 
NAPO Member and Owner of Need Another You, Kim Oser, CPO.
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