HAPO President's Message
by Lasar Hurd-McCabe, Organized Living, LLC
The Merry Month of May
October Means Fal
May, the "merry" month, means that summer is just around the corner. May also means moving for more than 20 million people in the U.S. alone; thus, it has been declared as National Moving Month.
Conducting a move takes patience and attention to detail. Making it as smooth as possible takes all of the organizing skills we can muster.
Did you know that some professional organizers are move specialists? They can take some or all of the stress and strain out of a move by helping you through the phases of your move. Whether you're in the "what to keep" or "what to discard phase", the "sorting or packing" phase, the "moving day blues" phase or the "now I'm here, where do I put it" phase, a professional organizer can help. They're just a phone call or email away!
Click here to Find a Professional Organizer in your area.
Organizing Professionals ...
Are you an organizing professional who performs organizing services? Or are you a manufacturer, distributor or retailer of organizing products? HAPO WANTS YOU! We are always looking for professional organizers and companies where we can refer clients. So, whether you are an organizer who helps clients in homes or offices, a closet product/installation company, or you provide organizing product solutions, visit our Membership page to find out about the Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers and its members. NEW Benefit of Membership: Teleconference Meetings! Visit our Events Calendar page for monthly meeting dates.
Tips to Get Organized
contributed by HAPO members
TIP #1 STORAGE IDEA
Did you know that 5-gallon water-cooler jugs make for great transparent, upright storage? Use a hand saw or small knife to slice off the spout section. Perfect for bulky, outdoor gear!
TIP #2 TEACH KIDS TO FOLD
Teach kids to fold using a trick from department stores. Take a rectangular piece of cardboard, line it up behind a shirt, and fold the sleeves inward. Slide out the cardboard to finish the fold!
Jenifer Cornforth, Now and Zen