FAQs about Professional Organizers


What is a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer is a skilled professional who utilizes educational training, product knowledge, organizational skills and personal organizing talents to bring order to your life. They help you gain more control over your time and space, reduce stress and increase productivity by providing information and ideas, structure and comprehensive organizational systems based on established organizing principles.

What does a Professional Organizer Do?

Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. They design custom organizing solutions, implement systems & processes and develop maintenance plans to help their clients continue to establish order into their future. These solutions, systems/processes and maintenance plans are tailored to meet a clients’ individual personality and specific needs.

Why Hire a NAPO Professional Organizer?

Being a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) demonstrates the organizer’s commitment to providing their clients with a professional level of service. NAPO provides its members with ongoing educational opportunities and up-to-date information on organizing products to expand an organizer’s skills and knowledge.  NAPO Professional Organizers are also required to adhere to a Code of Ethics.

What is NAPO’s Code of Ethics:

“This Code of Ethics is a set of principles to provide guidelines in our professional conduct with our clients, colleagues, and community. 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.”

Click here for a full version of the NAPO CODE OF ETHICS

Did You Know? 

NAPO Professional Organizers (based on a 2009 NAPO Member Survey)

  • 79% hold college degrees
  • 62% have been NAPO members 3+ years
  • 80% have made organizing their primary career
  • 68% have worked in professional organizing for 3+ years
  • 62% worked in management, business, education, or sales before           becoming professional organizers

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