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  • January 28, 2022 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Professional organizers are great accountability partners when it comes to organizing and staying on top of your life.

    “Hiring a professional organizer is a not so secret life hack.”

    -       Carolyn Rogers, Neat Nerd Solutions

    There are many different types of professional organizers out there, so it’s important to understand the differences in them. Then you will know who is best to hire for help when you are ready to get started.

    It is important to know that all professional organizers are not the same. Like most industries, they specialize in the areas where they excel best. For example, you can have business organizers, home organizers, relocation professionals, and much more.

    Here are some things the NAPO Georgia Professional Organizers specialize in:

    Time Management

    Tired of procrastinating and waiting until the last minute? Time management is crucial, and yet we still neglect it! Finding a professional organizer who can help with time management is the solution. Here are some NAPO Georgia members who focus on this area:

    Linda Diamond, Captured Clutter Organizing Therapy, LLC
    Diane Quintana, DNQ Solutions, LLC
    Amy Shea, Campus Concierge Service
    Lindsey Hardegree, Get Organized Y’all

    Personal Documents Organization 

    The clutter in your home or business is not limited to how you organize “stuff.” It also can require organizing your personal documents, such as how they relate to taxes, your personal finances, retirement, property and more. Organizing often is overwhelming and time consuming. Professional organizers help alleviate the stress and tackle this undertaking with you, expediting the process and making it go more smoothly. Here are some NAPO Georgia members who focus on this area:

    Julie Bestry, Best Results Organizing
    Michelle Cooper, Put It there and Student Organizers of Atlanta
    Laura Marshall, Heart Happy Organizing
    Vicky Tutterow, Vicky Tutterow Professional Organizing

    Financial Organizing

    If you struggle with the daily management of finances, there are organizers focus on financial organizing and daily money management.  Busy families, small business owners, seniors and people going through life changing circumstances such as divorce, death and health challenges often benefit the most from financial organizing.

    A Financial organizer can help you get your personal papers, bills, insurance and finances in order as well as help to establish systems to maintain important information such as passwords, account numbers and emergency information. Some even work in collaboration with your professional accounting, financial or legal advisors to make sure any interactions can be efficiently managed.  Here are some NAPO Georgia members who focus on this area:

    Lara Anderson, Leave It to Lara!
    Adele Gross, Simple Solution Organizing
    Karen Leff, Leff Organizing LLC
    Mary Pradhan, Daily Matters Organizing

    Business Organizing 

    If you’ve been struggling with work, you can always hire someone to help with any problem areas you might have. Learn how to stay on top of tasks, deadlines, and meetings and how to prioritize the most important things in your life. You’ll feel less stressed and recharged when you work and be more productive. Here are some NAPO Georgia members who focus on this area:

    Danielle Carney, Life Management
    Kristin Diver, System Happy
    Stephanie Peace, Organized Chick
    Leslie Walden, It’s Time To Get Organized, LLC

    Home Organization

    This is what most consumers think of when you mention professional organizers. However, home organization is key to having a clean and positive living environment to come home to after a hard day. It’s even more important now that many work from home much, if not all, of the time. When working or trying to relax in a cluttered space, we feel cluttered and overwhelmed. It’s important to consider hiring a professional if you’re struggling to stay organized at home. Here are some NAPO Georgia members who focus on this area:

    Jonda Beattie, Time Space Organization
    Shanon McAuliffe, Purple Dragonfly, LLC
    Nancy Meck, Meck Organizing
    Tami Puckett, Mindful Redesign, LLC
    Sandra Ragin, DeClutterstuff, LLC
    Kara Rozell, More Breathing Room
    Brenda Wagman, bNeat Organizing

    Relocation and Moving

    Whether relocating across the country or downsizing right here in Georgia, relocation and moving organizers are valuable assets to have during the process. They help pack, unpack, coordinate moves, declutter, organize closets, cupboards, and so much more. Here are some NAPO Georgia members who focus on this area:

    Scott Johnson, Your Move Simplified
    Heather Rogers, Simply Organized
    Victoria Miller, Organized Solution of Atlanta

    This is not an exhaustive list of what NAPO GA members specialize in but they are some of the most common needs of individuals needing a professional organizer's help.

    I hope these professional organizing descriptions guide you toward the help and assistance you need. If you're looking for an Atlanta home organization professional, check out our Member Directory. If you are still unsure, feel free to Contact Us today and we can connect you with the right Georgia professional organizer in your area.

  • January 21, 2022 10:00 AM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    Motivation to get organized

    We all have plenty of excuses and reasons to avoid getting organized throughout the year. Despite your desire to do something about it, finding the motivation to get organized is hard. But being and feeling organized has been proven to improve your quality of life. Let’s stop making excuses this year and get organized.

    7  Tips for Motivation to Get and Stay Organized all year!

    1.   You get to take your life back!

    If you haven’t been feeling like yourself lately, there’s a way to kick things back into motion. By being on top of assignments and working on organizing your life more —day by day—you might start to feel more like yourself. Organizing more is a chance to take your life back and get your mind off of the everyday stresses of life.

    2.   Increased productivity

    Being organized boosts creativity, confidence and productivity. Your family, boss and coworkers will thank you! Who doesn't like being more productive with their time?

    3.   Organization makes room for new things!

    All the unnecessary clutter in your home (and in your closet) adds up. Go through your closet and home when needed to get rid of or repurpose old items. Then you will have room for any of the new seasonal purchases you may have been eyeing.

    4.   Just 10 mins a day

    That’s all it takes! Giving yourself ten minutes each day to recap on your progress for the week, work on your tasks, and do your chores can help you get better at organizing. Even if you don’t have enough time to do a deep cleaning of your home, you can still be efficient and organized by using this hack.

    5.   Being organized is a form of self care

    It’s always nice to walk into a clean room, especially when everything is put into place. If being more organized makes you feel better, then you’ll be more motivated to succeed in work and stay on top of important tasks.

    6.   Stop trying to multitask

    Focus on one thing at a time. If you have more work to do, make sure that the first task is completed before you move on. When we multitask we tend to stress over our chores a lot more and we might even end up procrastinating until the last minute.

    7.   Keep your desk clean so you can focus better

    When you have a cluttered desk, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There’s no need to keep your desk covered with work and personal belongings. This adds stress to your day. By decluttering your items into drawers, boxes, rolling carts or even putting them into storage, you can feel more relaxed when it’s time to work or study.

    We hope that these tips help you improve your productivity so you can stay organized. If you're looking for an Atlanta home organization professional, check out our member directory

  • August 19, 2021 10:10 PM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    Atlanta digital estate organizing

    As an end-of-life and after-loss consultant, my goal is to help give families the space to grieve, whether by making sure they're more prepared beforehand, or by taking tasks off their plate after a loss. One particular service I provide is helping people get their estate documents and end-of-life wishes organized. One often overlooked component of this organizational process is digital estate organization. 

    Maybe you’re thinking, “What in the heck is a ‘digital estate’?”  While the term is confusing for many, whether you realize it or not, you have a digital estate that is much larger than you think!

    Your digital estate is more than just a person’s online presence. It includes all the technology devices you have and all the data stored on them—your laptop, cell phone, hard drives (including external hard drives), tablets, etc. So as the lines are increasingly blurred between our online and offline lives, it's more important than ever to have this digital estate organized. 

    So now maybe you’re thinking, “So what? Why should I care? I mean, after all, I’ll  be dead!” 

    Well, given the varying estimates that the average American consumer has between 90-207 online accounts with usernames and passwords, you should care a lot.  Even if you take the lower estimate, that’s still a lot of accounts!  

    Other pieces of your digital estate you might not even think about but that have value include airline frequent flyer miles, reward points, and all of those movies in your Amazon Prime video library. Even bills you pay online are part of your digital estate.

    So despite the fact that your digital assets have value, here are some other reasons why you need a digital estate plan: 

    • To protect your digital property from being lost (iCloud photos, for example)

    • Protect them from after-death identity thieves

    • So all of your digital accounts can be dealt with after you're gone

    • To make sure services aren’t draining money from your accounts

    • To provide guidance and direction of what you want to have done with all of your stuff (photos, videos, emails, texts, files, and entire online presence)

    If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow and we need to plan accordingly when possible. The pandemic has made many Americans more open to talking about end-of-life and has resulted in a rise in estate planning. However, despite this increase, more than half of American adults still don't have a will, and even less have a plan for their digital estate.  

    So how do I help clients create a plan for their digital estate? Below is the step-by-step process! 

    Step 1: Create a list of your digital assets, a Digital Assets Inventory 

    • Your list should include everything from hardware, social media accounts, online banking accounts, to home utilities you manage online, as well as usernames and passwords

    • At the very least, make sure someone knows the unlock code to your phone and the password to access your computer and email

    • Once you know what you have, plan what happens to it, and who will manage it

    • Consolidate, transfer, or cancel unneeded accounts

    Step 2: Select someone to manage your digital estate after you're gone, which we call a Digital Executor 

    • In some states, your existing executor may automatically get this ability, but it’s worth asking your attorney to specify someone

    • I help clients think through who is the best person to access your digital files and online accounts when you die, especially if the job would be better handled by somebody other than your executor (i.e. someone who’s technologically savvy!)

    Step 3: Add Digital Heirs to Your Accounts 

    • I help guide clients in identifying the tech companies that allow you to assign someone to take some actions directly through the account

    Step 4: Create Plan to Pass On Your Passwords

    • Wills don’t contain your online accounts and passwords so you need a solution to capture, share and protect your passwords 

    With a digital estate plan in place, all your digital accounts and services can be deleted, managed or transferred to someone else after you're gone. You also can ensure all paid or recurring services are closed and not draining money from your bank account or racking up credit card debt. Leaving detailed instructions for what accounts you want to have deleted and who gains access to your photos and documents makes it easy for your family. I know this can seem daunting in our current digital age, but the sooner you start the sooner it will be done.

    In the same way you need to organize your financial assets and physical property, if you don't get a handle on your digital life, you're leaving a huge mess for your family when you sign off from this world.

    No matter where you are in terms of your end-of-life planning journey, I want to congratulate you on taking these first actionable steps for protecting your family, preventing loss of assets and preserving your legacy. While it is uncomfortable and hard to make these preparations and plans ahead of time, it can often be harder on your family after you’ve gone. A comprehensive end-of-life plan truly is the greatest gift you can give your family. 

    Rachel Donnelly is the Founder & CEO of Black Dress Consultants, LLC, an end-of-life and after-loss consulting firm. She works with clients all over the U.S., virtually and in person. To schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about how she can help you or your client, email her at rachel@blackdressconsultants.com or visit blackdressconsultants.com. 

    Disclaimer: this isn’t legal advice, and shouldn’t be taken as such. Before drafting a will, consult a lawyer or legal service. We are not attorneys, financial advisors, or CPAs. However, we do partner with these resources, when needed, to ensure that every task that we complete for you is under their advice. If you do not have an estate attorney or financial advisor and your estate requires or would benefit from these resources, we are happy to connect you with our network of seasoned professionals.

    Contributing Author: Rachel Donnelly

    Atlanta digital estate organizing

  • August 06, 2021 6:47 PM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    Monthly Home Organization projects

    Contribution Author: NAPO GA Member Nancy Meck of Meck Organizing

    August is a wonderful month for tranquility and transition. A time for soaking in the last rays of summer, the beginning of the school year, stores getting stocked with fall fashions, and National Relaxation Day on August 15 (hear, hear!). 

    Maybe you are not in the mindset for monthly home organization projects to add to your to-do list, but with the awe-inspiring Olympic Games, you might be feeling more determined than usual. (Nothing like the best athletes in the world to motivate us to make the most of our days and get organized!)

    Since your home is where you rest, eat, play, create, and now work, why not focus your attention on making it more enjoyable?

    Getting Started with Home Organization Projects

    Not sure where to start in sweetening your home sweet home? Have great intentions but haven’t gotten to them yet?

    Maybe all you need is a bit of refocusing and a great list! Here’s a list of home organization projects you can tackle monthly. That way you can focus on your health and wellness all year round.

    Monthly Home Organization Projects:


    Office & School Supplies – In preparation for the school year starting or because you have your own homework since working from home, take time for streamlining your home office products. Gather all loose pens, pencils, writing pads, rolls of tape and other desk supplies and set up your very own in-house Office Depot-type shopping experience so you know your inventory before buying more. If your desk has drawers, store the supplies in them to free up as much space as possible on the desk surface, and get drawer inserts as needed so things don’t roll around. 

    Set up a sleek calendar for capturing your entire family’s work, school, personal activities, special events, and other time-sensitive things. Ensure your computer, phone, printer/scanner, and shredder are in good working condition. 


    Linens Whether you expect company during the fall/winter holidays or are wondering where your beach towels went in the past few months, fall is a perfect time for getting your bath, bedroom and table linens straightened out. Take an inventory to identify what needs to be replaced for the number you like having on hand. Clean any items that need it. Donate any bed sets that don’t fit mattresses you currently have. Use a pillowcase as the “bag” to store inside its matching fitted sheet, flat sheet, and other pillowcase. Turn into rags or let go of any towels and washcloths past their prime. Review table linens to ensure they are ready as your social calendar gets busier.


    Toys/Playroom Halloween planning means a deep dive into the toy/playroom area to dig out costumes. It’s a great opportunity to weed out those that no longer fit and toys no longer used. 

    Involve your child in the process as it works well for their age and development. Explain the benefits of letting go. For instance, they can more easily see and find the things they really like playing with; they have more room to play; they can make another child happy just like they get happy when someone gives them something. Use bins and labels to create a system for what-goes-where, and invest your children in the process so they learn where to find things and how to put them away. If donating toys and clothing, let them tag along as a lesson in philanthropy.


    Kitchen/Pantry – Whether you are big on entertaining for Thanksgiving, or the most complicated thing you can make is toast, a regular review of the kitchen and pantry can ensure it stays fresh and uncrowded. Clean and disinfect the refrigerator and pantry. Let go of food items past their “best by” date, as this means they have likely lost qualities that make them optimal, plus you haven’t used them up in quite some time. Use lazy Susans, stadium shelves, drawer dividers, canisters, and other fun products to maximize use of space and enhance the look. 

    Organize what is kept into categories, for example baking, beverages, breakfast, sauces/rubs, sides, snacks, etc., arranging them so the most frequently used items are easiest to see and access. Place heavy items waist high or on the floor to avoid pulling down from overhead. Clear out all cooking utensils, pots, and pans no longer used, including unnecessary duplicates. 

    Match food storage containers to their lids, tossing or recycling any that are cracked or minus lids. Consider the number of dish sets in routine and special occasion use, storing those frequently used close to the dishwasher and others higher up or into a separate storage area. Inspect dish towels and hot pads, ensuring they are clean and have not accumulated to a number beyond what is needed for regular use. 


    Holiday Season – No better time than winter holidays to pull out your holiday themed items and decide which still make you jolly and which are just taking up space. Start early in the month so when you donate what you no longer love and use, it stands a chance of adorning someone else’s house this year. Allow the sentimental items a more prominent place than the ones bought “on clearance” by letting go of anything that you don’t find to be special or a big contributor to your holiday decorating. 

    Create a system of storing holiday décor so each holiday is grouped together and easily put back into its container. There are many custom products for things from lights to ornaments to wreaths, and there are DIY ways to keep things orderly, too, (i.e. using a ziplock bag for each strand of lights to keep them from tangling).


    Health and Beauty – New Year’s Resolutions often include intentions for improved health and wellness, thus January is a perfect time to look at what health and beauty products are in the house and determine if they are the ones needed to support your yearly goals. 

    Let go of any expired products, especially medications, makeup and sunscreens. Clean brushes, combs, and makeup applicators. Discard any open lotions, serums, cleansers, and makeup more than two years old or no longer used. Organize items by category, like hair, face, body, dental, shaving/grooming, shower/bath, first aid, medications, supplements, etc. Use bins, drawer dividers, over-the-door organizers, and other storage bins as appropriate to ensure everything easily fits and can be readily seen.


    Memorabilia – In this month with a holiday celebrating love, take time to go through photos and other keepsakes accumulated over the years and let go of any items that do not fill your heart with joy. If a photo features someone or something that would be more sentimental to someone else, go old school and send it to that person with a little note. Frame exceptional photos and put them out in the home so they can be enjoyed. 

    Use shadow boxes or other displays for showcasing items that make you happy and can blend into the décor of your home. Scan special photos for which you want a back-up copy. Create photo books for kids’ artwork you want to remember but do not need the original. Organize loose items by person, event, and/or year (ex: younger years, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, post-college, etc.), making sure containers used are big enough and you have enough to maintain this organizational system for years to come.


    Paper – Review your hardcopy documents and decide whether to “stash or trash.” Ideas of items you may choose to let go of: expired membership records, policies, and warranties; invoices/receipts you don’t need for tax, insurance, or resale purposes; business cards after you’ve loaded those you care about into your phone’s contacts; supporting tax return documentation for years older than your accountant advises you to keep; kids’ homework not vital to their continued studies or wanted for the sake of memorabilia. 

    Stop the influx of junk mail by using an app like PaperKarma, registering with a service like dmachoice.org or catalogchoice.org and contacting the senders directly. Sign up to receive statements and bills electronically. Create a simple, comprehensive filing system, arranging files alphabetically so it’s easy to find what you need. Make a grab-and-go box of must-have documents to take in case of an emergency. Designate a critical tax document place to be ready for when tax return submission time arrives. 


    Garage, Shed, Basement, & Attic Spring into spring cleaning and beat the summer heat by spending time maximizing use of space in your home’s key storage areas. Donate, sell, or discard anything no longer loved and used. Repair and clean anything that would be usable if in better condition. 

    In the garage and basement, use vertical space and even the ceiling to hang items so they are easily accessible and the floor is clear. Return anything that does not belong to your household (it’s impressive how much accumulates that isn’t ours, especially if you have kids!). 

    Move items requiring a temperature-controlled environment inside the home for optimal long-term storage, such as upholstered items, photographs, paper documents, and artwork. Invest in clear, stackable, lidded containers if needed to create order and store more in the space. Label containers, shelves, and drawers so everyone knows what is where.


    Travel – Get your travel gear in gear before summer’s big trips or fast weekends away. Fix or replace travel bags and suitcases that are broken or torn now so they are ready for the next excursion. Think of how many bags you need for you and your whole family on the longest trip, then let go of the excess. Wash or discard dirty toiletry and shoe bags. Minimize your collection of travel-sized health and beauty products to just those you will realistically use in the next year.


    Sports and Rec – Prep for fun in the sun by looking over your sports and recreation equipment and accessories. Inflate bike tires, basketballs, soccer balls, etc. Inspect helmets to ensure they are in optimum condition. Clean coolers and folding chairs. Stock up on insect repellent and sunscreen. Let go of any items that no longer work and won’t be fixed or are for activities your household has lost interest in. Organize gear by category or by person and ensure the entire household knows where to find it and how to maintain the order.


    Clothes – Take advantage of those back-to-school sales, but only after editing wardrobes down to what you and your family still use and want. When reviewing clothes and accessories, each household member should consider if they are (1) comfortable, (2) needed for activities/events still current in daily life, and (3) look good when worn (i.e., suits their own sense of style and fit). Anything missing one of these traits gets altered, sold or donated. Then note “the gaps” in the wardrobe, make a list, and shop for just those items. This saves a tremendous amount of time and money that can be put toward other rewarding things!

    May you find this list of monthly home organization projects helpful today and the year through! Follow your energy as you move through them...maybe you will get in a groove and double up some of the tasks to give yourself even more time to rest and relax! Need help getting organized or tackling other projects at home or at work? Visit www.meckorganizing.com for tips in the “Notes from Nancy” section and to contact us for more information and to book an on-site or virtual session.

  • July 12, 2021 7:59 AM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    Home and Business Inventory

    Contributor:Tina Taylor, NAPO Georgia Member

    Why is a home or business inventory important? And how do you complete one?

    You may have asked yourself why doing a home or business inventory is important or not. Every year, thousands of home and business owners face natural (or man-made) disasters that devastate their property. The clean-up of these types of situations is not the only immediate matter to handle after experiencing a situation like this. Having a home or business inventory is vital to filing insurance claims and regaining your life post disaster. 

    Without an adequate inventory of the contents of your home or business, it could take months to pull everything together. This can delay your ability to file a claim with insurance. 

    Those who do have a thorough record (i.e. inventory) of their belongings can file their initial claim within 24 to 36 hours. Beyond disaster recovery, a thorough inventory can be useful in a variety of other situations, including:

    • Estate planning and settlement

    • Moving and storage

    • Financial planning

    • Prenuptial agreements

    • Separation of assets/divorce

    • Supporting documentation for tax deductions for uninsured losses

    A good insurance policy covers the cost of replacing the contents in your home or business. Before you can receive the funds, however, most insurance companies require a detailed list of what was damaged, destroyed, or stolen. Could you recall every item? Do you know the manufacturers, model numbers, and serial numbers of your electronics and appliances? In the event of a disaster, the itemized list of contents and supporting photographs created by a nationally certified inventory professional will simplify and expedite the claims process. According to the National Insurance Industry, policyholders who have a thorough inventory received faster results when filing a claim and received greater settlements. 

    A typical inventory combines image documentation and an itemized written report. All the information is compiled into a professionally assembled portfolio.

    • Image documentation- Digital photos include exterior and interior views. We provide full-room views as well as close-up photographs of specific items.

    • Written report- Organized by room, the descriptions include manufacturers, model numbers, serial numbers, and other identifying information when available.

    • The portfolio- You will receive both a printed and electronic version of your information.

    • Secure backup- Your report is stored on a secure, encrypted server at an offsite location. In the event of a disaster, we furnish you with a copy of your inventory if yours is not available. We also provide a copy for the police or your insurance agent upon your request, at no additional charge.

    An average inventory takes a team of two approximately one hour onsite for every 1,000 square feet. Additional time might be required for collection documentation.

    “How do I keep my inventory current?” Insurance companies suggest inventories remain current. We provide a variety of services to assist you.  Annual update and backup renewal: By retaining your records on our online backup service, we can help you keep your inventory current. You can send us photos and descriptions via email, and we will add that information to your current records. The first year of online backup is included in your initial service.  Re-inventory for major updates: This includes a new flash drive and another year of backup service.

    Investing in an inventory now means not having to spend valuable time later when you are under the stress caused by dealing with a disaster. When considering an investment in a personal property inventory, take into account the value of your possessions. Just one forgotten item on an insurance claim can often cost more than our professional documentation. For a residential inventory, the average price is 25 cents per living area square foot, which equates to a $500 cost for a 2,000-square-foot home.  Pricing is based on the size of the area to be documented and estimates are provided free of charge. 

    Committed to exceptional customer service, Home and Business Inventory Consultants (HBIC) are nationally certified home inventory professionals.  Security of client information is a priority from the first phone call through compilation of the final portfolio. All documentation used in preparing your inventory will be shredded.  Every project is backed by a Confidentiality Guarantee. Additionally, we are bonded and insured. 

    The most important question you need to ask yourself if you are considering whether to commit to an inventory with Home & Business Inventory Consultants is: Can I picture my home or business without an inventory?  

    For more information visit  https://hbic.solutions/ or connect with Tina today via phone at 770-235-1393.

  • July 02, 2021 2:51 PM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    by NAPO Blog


    79% of homeowners desire more garage storage space, according to the Woodworking Network. From gardening tools, to the kid’s toys to storing holiday decorations, homeowners are struggling to store everything due to the lack of garage storage space. Support your clients storage goals by supplying them with these six easy steps to garage perfection from the experts, Organized Living

    1. Start with a clean slate.

    Take everything out of the garage and decide what will stay and what will go. Grab some bins to collect everything that doesn’t belong in the garage, and find its proper home. This will allow you to utilize the space in the garage more productively.

    2. Purge.

    Old cleats? Rusty gardening tools? Pitch, sell, or donate. As you go through items good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it! By minimizing what is actually stored in the garage, it will be easier to create a decluttered, serene space.  

    3. Create a storage plan.

    After you’ve cleared out the garage and purged, it’s time to create a storage game plan. Divide the garage into zones: sports, gardening, camping, etc., and categorize the items. Find a place for miscellaneous items that you plan on keeping in your garage. Rather than allowing items to pile in the corner, include them in your storage plan. 

    4. Think vertically with freedomRail Garage. 

    Maximize vertical wall space with the adjustable freedomRail Garage system. When designing,think about convenience and frequency of use. If you are using an item more often, keep it at eye level instead of high up. Keep light items high up and heavy items down low to avoid potential injury while accessing tools. Make sure to leave 24” of clear walkway space around vehicles.

    5. Create a dropzone.

    Stop the clutter before it enters your home by providing a place for your shoes and coats. Creating a handy place to hang your coats and bags when walking in the door can ease the transition between the home and the rest of your day. 

    6. Maintain.

    As the seasons change, so do your priorities. Continue to reorganize the garage every season to ensure your predominant needs are met. Plus it stops the mess from getting out of hand! 

    An organized garage will add function and ease to your client’s daily routine. Providing them with these 6 simple steps will allow your clients to have a more functional garage space that they can finally be proud of and use! 




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  • June 10, 2021 10:25 PM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    NAPO Georgia member David McDonough serves on our Board of Directors as the Business Partnership Director. David has been an active member with NAPO since 2013. 

    When joining NAPO’s Georgia chapter he knew it was an investment in his career, but he has gained in more ways than he could imagine. 

    “I have been honored to be brought in to work with the clients of fellow NAPO members. This has been extremely valuable to my business, and I have enjoyed all the new friendships I have made along the way!”

    David is a problem solver and has been in the photography organizing business for more than a decade. His company, Modern Image in Marietta, was founded after Hurricane Katrina. Witnessing the devastation and impact the storm had on peoples’ most valuable memories and digital assets is what inspired him to start his business.

    Modern Image provides clients several options for protecting their data, such as document scanning, document storage, file organization, document management software, document shredding, photo scanning, photo organizing, media conversion, book scanning and more!

    If you or your business are working on going paperless you definitely need to check out Modern Image in Marietta.

    David thoroughly enjoys protecting people from the effects of losing their data and has enjoyed being a part of the Marietta, Georgia, professional organizing community.

    Learn more about David and how he can be an asset to your business. Visit hiswebsite or send him a message for more information. 

    We are grateful for David’s commitment to NAPO! 

  • May 28, 2021 7:49 AM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    bNeat Organizing

    Brenda Wagman has been a professional member of NAPO Georgia since 2015. She is currently serving her third year on the Board as Membership Director. If you are considering joining or have recently joined NAPO Georgia, you have likely interacted with her!

    After practicing audiology for many years in Toronto, Canada, Brenda relocated to New York. Soon thereafter, she decided to combine her love of helping people and passion for creating orderly, streamlined spaces and began working as a professional organizer in 2007. 

    Shortly after her move from the Big Apple to the Peach State in 2015, Brenda launched her company bNeat Organizing. Through her business Brenda provides residents of the Atlanta area state-of-the-art organizing techniques for helping them simplify and declutter their lives. 

    bNeat Organizing offers a wide array of services for keeping clients’ spaces neat and organized. Brenda has spent many years dedicating her time to helping her clients develop creative ways to keep their homes and offices organized. She has been a true asset to NAPO Georgia.

    When asked what she loves most about being an organizer, Brenda said, “I enjoy helping my clients define what being organized means to them and then teaching them how to maintain their new found lifestyle”

    If you are in need of a professional organizer like Brenda, please visit her website

  • May 14, 2021 6:52 AM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    Greater Atlanta Organizer

    NAPO Georgia member Shanon McAuliffe actively serves on the Board of Directors as the Director of Marketing. Over the years Shanon has been using her talents as a professional organizer across industries and continues seek advancement in her profession through her involvement with NAPO Ga.

    As a NAPO member Shanon has found that the organization fosters her interest in continuing to grow and learn as a professional organizer “The people I have met through the organization have helped me tremendously in growing my business.  They are very generous with tips and advice.”

    Before becoming a professional organizer in the Atlanta Metro area, Shanon’s work experience gave her the opportunity to hone her organizational skills. Personally, she has always enjoyed helping others get rid of their clutter and live a more organized lifestyle. From this experience and passion, she ventured into own professional organizing business, Purple Dragonfly, LLC.

    Her mission is to listen to her clients’ goals with compassion and understanding.  She knows that every situation is unique and different and welcomes each opportunity to help them solve their challenges and go from overwhelm to relief. 

    As an organizer, Shanon takes pride in helping others create peace and balance in their lives and acquire the life and home they desire. 

    “I take pleasure in helping my clients uncover the home and life they desire — compassionately, discreetly, and without judgement.  The feedback I get tells me I am doing it - I am fulfilling my purpose.”

    If you are in need of an organizer like Shanon or just want to know more about her services in the Greater Atlanta Metro area, feel free to visit her website and submit an inquiry. 

  • April 30, 2021 8:29 AM | Carolyn Rogers (Administrator)

    Greater Atlanta based professional organizing business

    Carolyn Rogers has been a NAPO Georgia member for 6 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Director of Communications and Technology. Carolyn has found her NAPO membership provides a tangible value to her career development as a professional organizer and fosters great relationships with professional organizing peers in the Atlanta area.

    Carolyn is the creator and proud owner of the Greater Atlanta based professional organizing business, Neat Nerd Solutions. She focuses on helping clients to organize and simplify their lives.  When it comes to lifestyles, Neat Nerd offers a wide range of professional organizing services to clients in the greater Atlanta area. If you are looking to have your closet cleaned out or start parking your car in the garage, give Carolyn and Neat Nerd a call. 

    While Carolyn was growing up, she learned early on that organization was something she not only loved but was exceptionally good at. Now she helps others stay organized by decluttering and destressing their lives.  Carolyn’s goal is to create a neat space where you can find all of your belongings and have time to relax and enjoy the more important things in your life. Neat Nerd works with both residential and business clients in the Greater Atlanta area. 

    Carolyn says, “Organizing is a lot like solving a puzzle and I actually find it relaxing.  I guess you can say I am a nerd who is fast becoming a geek about organizing.

    Visit Carolyn’swebsite to learn more about how she can help you embrace your neat side.

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