About Our Chapter
“Transforming environments to energize people’s lives”
What We Do
The Washington, D.C. Metro Chapter of NAPO is recognized as the central resource in the area for organizing professionals. Our chapter performs three primary functions:
- Educates members in the techniques of organizing and in their adaptation to the different learning styles of our clients,
- Promotes the highest standards of ethics and professional competence to help our members provide services of exceptional quality, and
- Raises the awareness of the public about the benefits of utilizing professional organizers to enhance their quality of life.
Every member of our Washington, D.C. Metro Chapter is required to hold membership in our national parent organization, NAPO. On average, we have approximately 120 members in our Washington, D.C. area chapter each year.
We are specialists in helping our clients to simplify, balance, and structure their environments. In our chapter we have organizers who do office organizing and residential organizing.
Some of our members specialize in organizing office environments.
- Corporate seminars
- Training workshops
- Management coaching
Most of our members focus their organizing skills in home environments.
- Basements, attics and garages
- Closets of all kinds
- Kitchens and pantries
- Family rooms and toy areas
- Bedrooms and guestrooms
- Hobby, tool and craft areas
- Space design and Feng Shui
- Clutter control
- Household moves
- Storage design
- Time management
Working with Clients
Our members seek to:
- Communicate with clients giving honest, direct — yet diplomatic — advice
- Treat our clients with sensitivity, patience and good humor
- Respect the privacy of clients’ confidential information
- Encourage participation and feedback from clients and incorporate it
- Create reliable, trusting partnerships to benefit our clients
Our Code of Ethics
The National Association of Professional Organizers has a code of ethics. Pledging to adhere to this code is a condition of membership in the association and its chapter. In part, it reads:
As a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, I pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint, and conscience in my conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.
NAPO members who have five or more years in the organizing business are eligible for membership in Golden Circle, a prestigious designation for veteran organizers. Golden Circle members are designated by the Golden Circle logo in their profile.
The Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO) certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort that recognizes those professionals who have met specific minimum qualifications through both examination as well as client interaction. Members who have successfully completed the requirements may proudly display the CPO designation.
The Washington DC chapter of NAPO is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Professional Organizers) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or other wise.