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November 2021 Message from the President, Amy Tokos, CPO
In this month's President's Message, Amy Tokos, CPO, has a conversation with
Jan Lehman, Board Liaison for the Conference Committee, to chat all about NAPO2022! From programming to the keynote speaker to finally connecting in person again, the upcoming annual conference has something for everyone and you won't want to miss it!
NAPO2022 Annual Conference
NAPO2022 Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Join the world's largest gathering of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. Learn from Subject Matter Experts, Industry Leaders, and your Successful Colleagues as we meet again in person! NAPO2022 will begin on Wednesday, April 27th and continue through Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Early Bird Registration Rate - Expires January 19, 2022
NAPO Member Rate: $729
Non-Member Rate: $829

Members Only Payment Plan - If you register before January 19, 2022, you can enjoy the option of paying 50% now, with the remaining balance due by January 31, 2022.

For information about conference sessions, educational tracks, and the full conference schedule, visit the NAPO2022 Annual Conference page by clicking here

NEW NAPO Education Opportunities
Four NAPO Education Subject Matter Expert Opportunities

NAPO Education is developing new courses and certificate programs to help our Professional members gain additional credibility within a growing industry, and to show their clients that they are dedicated to professional development.

We are currently seeking subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop & deliver new content in the following categories:
The deadline to apply is tomorrow at 11:59 PM PST.
For more information, CLICK HERE
NAPO Business Partner
NAPO's New Business Partner, Artifcts
Recipes, artwork, silver, trophies, knick knacks and more – oh my! Even if you manage to sort, organize, and properly display or store these items, there is a lot of time, emotional energy, and sometimes even guilt involved that haunts clients and drains professional organizers. Artifcts wants to help you!

Artifcts provides free 15-minute virtual demonstrations for NAPO members. To schedule your complimentary consultation, email and use NAPO in the subject line. You can learn more about the company's free and subscription options as well as their concierge services by visiting the Artifcts website. They even offer gift subscriptions, which are quickly becoming a “go to” gift from realtors to their new home buyers.

The Artifcts web and mobile-based app is easy to use! You can capture your Artifct objects and the stories behind them. You can even share the Artifct privately with a loved one to add important details to its story, or add dimensions and location details so that it can be easily located, shipped, or passed on at a later date! Artifcts enables it all from a privacy-first app, with no adsno commentary

NAPO in the News
Small Bathroom Design and Organization Ideas from the Experts

Whether you’re moving into a new place or redecorating your current space, it can be easy to get caught up in larger areas like the living room, bedrooms or the kitchen. One room that can be easy to bypass? The bathroom, even more so if you have a small bathroom! The less space you have to work with, the more tempting it can be to leave it as is. However, if you really want to make a space your own, the bathroom is a great place to flex your unique style. Don’t know where to begin?

NAPO President, Amy Tokos, CPO of Freshly Organized and NAPO member, Julie Naylon of No Wire Hangers Professional Organizing, team up to share their tips on how to make the most of your small bathroom space on TODAY!

CLICK HERE to read the full article. 
NAPO Stand Out Podcast
DEI - Learning from Lived Experience

Episode 86 of the NAPO Stand Out Podcast features NAPO members, Janine Sarna-Jones, CPO and Todd Allan. In this episode, they share their thoughts and experiences in the ongoing discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Here, we spend some time unpacking the personal and professional realms to diversity, equity, and inclusion, talking about awareness, alignment, action. You will hear Janine and Todd highlight the power of noticing, share some ideas about speaking up and how to go about this, the role of the ally, and much more! This conversation fully embodies the nuanced nature of the subject, and the need for personalized choices, a strong stance, and most importantly, necessary change in the world around us. Tune into this episode to learn more about DEI!

Key Takeaways: 
  • Discussing Janine’s upbringing in East Palo Alto and her experiences of otherness.
  • Balancing genuine curiosity with sensitivity to the offense that can be caused.
  • Exploring the kinds of questions that might make people uncomfortable in certain circumstances
  • An approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that focuses on overcoming hurdles.
  • Todd’s story of a homophobic joke, speaking out, and the positive results.
  • Applying the lessons of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the organizing profession.
  • Reflecting on the DEI initiatives at NAPO and the work that is still to be done!
Join NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar as she interviews
NAPO members, Janine Sarna-Jones, CPO and Todd Allan.
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