We’re the Washington, DC Metro area chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).
Our chapter is recognized as the central resource in the DC area for finding or becoming a first-rate professional organizer. Our ~100 members are experts at transforming environments to energize people’s lives.
ABOUT OUR MEMBERS
Our members help people achieve a higher quality of life by creating simplicity, balance, and structure in their clients’ environments, both at home and at work.
Our residential organizers help people organize their home environments, and have the skills to tackle common trouble areas including basements, attics, garages, closets, kitchens, pantries, family rooms, toy areas, bedrooms, hobby, tool, and craft areas, home offices and more. We have organizers who specialize in Feng Shui, clutter control, household moves, and storage design. Still others offer coaching and time management as part of the suite of services.
Our workspace organizers offer office-specific services including corporate seminars, training workshops, management coaching, and paper/file management.
Our Corporate Partners provide organization-related products and services that add value to the professional organizing experience.
ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
NAPO-WDC provides education around the best, latest, most effective organizing techniques and how to adapt them to different learning styles.
We strive to raise public awareness around the benefits of hiring a professional organizer, and aim to elevate our profession as a whole by promoting the highest standards of ethics and competence among our members. Our professional standards include:
- Giving clients honest and direct, yet diplomatic advice
- Treating all clients with patience, sensitivity, and humor
- Respecting the privacy of our clients and the confidentiality of their information
- Encouraging client feedback and participation in the organizing process
- Creating reliable, trusting partnerships for our clients’ benefit
Throughout the year, we hold 10 chapter meetings in addition to smaller neighborhood groups; collaborate on community service projects for Get Organized! Month (aka GO Month); and host an educational conference, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (MARCPO) every October.
ABOUT OUR PARENT ORGANIZATION
All of our members also belong to our national parent organization, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).
Recognized as “The Organizing Authority,” NAPO was founded in 1985 to promote awareness of the organizing industry, educate the public about the field of professional organizing, and encourage the education and development of member organizers.
Today, NAPO is 4,200+ members and 35 chapters strong with a membership base that includes hands-on organizers, consultants, speakers, trainers and authors, as well as manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of products used for organizing.
The NAPO Code of Ethics
All of our members pledge to adhere to the NAPO Code of Ethics, which reads in part: 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 Professional Designations
NAPO also offers professional distinctions including the Golden Circle and Certified Professional Organizer designations.
Golden Circle is a prestigious designation for veteran organizers. NAPO members who have five or more years in the organizing business are eligible for membership. Golden Circle members are designated by the Golden Circle logo in their profile.
The Certified Professional Organizer ® (CPO) designation recognizes professionals who have met specific qualifications through both examination and client interaction. Members who have completed the requirements may display the CPO logo.
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 otherwise.