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NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Chronic Disorganization

  • October 02, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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Chronic Disorganization: Why Conventional Organizing Doesn’t Work


7 - 7:30 pm: Chapter Announcements

7:30 - 8:30 pm: Presentation

8:30 - 9 pm: Q&A & Closing Announcements

Have you ever arrived at a consultation or started working with a client and wondered if you were in over your head? Learn how working with a chronically disorganized client differs from an “ordinary” short-term client. We will talk about how hoarding behavior, ADHD or health issues and conditions can lead to being chronically disorganized.  Organizing a chronically disorganized client can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.


  • What is chronic disorganization? How did they (clients) get there?
  • Tools and resources to understand chronic disorganization and how to support a CD client.
  • Two case studies showing how to work through the challenges of a chronically disorganized client.

    Speaker Info

    Mindy Fairbanks is a Certified Professional Organizer in chronic disorganization through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and she holds specialist certificates in ADHD and Hoarding along with seven Level I Certificates of Study. Fairbanks also is a Golden Circle member of NAPO. Fairbanks has been a speaker and panelist on topics about productivity in the workplace, organizing for your lifestyle and organizing strategies for adults with ADHD.

    Because of her expertise with hoarding, Fairbanks worked with the Lifetime TV show Hoarders: Family Secrets and participated in four episodes during Season 7.

    Prior to founding Fairbanks Solutions in 2011, Fairbanks worked in the corporate world for 10 years. For 21 years, she volunteered and was a trainer for the Look Good Feel Better program. She currently spends her volunteer time working with the Justice for Sierah nonprofit. 

    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event of bad weather, we will only cancel if power is out for necessary meeting managers, in which case, meeting registrants will be emailed.

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