Organizing the Organizers: When colleagues are few and far between

Albuquerque Shred-A-Thon

GO Month Shred-A-Thon (PONM with friends and family volunteers)

Eight years ago I moved from Los Angeles, where there are hundreds of professional organizers and a thriving NAPO chapter, to Albuquerque, where there are seven of us. Well, there are a few more than seven, but I am referring specifically to our little group, PONM (Professional Organizers of New Mexico). When I was planning my move I learned that there was no NAPO chapter in New Mexico, so I emailed all the members within a 50 mile radius of Albuquerque and asked them: Do they know each other? Do they ever get together?


PONM with Organizing Expert Geralin Thomas (tallest), on the set of A&E Hoarders.

To read what happened next, and learn why I love PONM so much, please click here! Janet Barclay, Organized Assistant, asked me to write this story for her Your Organizing Business blog, and the rest of it is over there. I hope you enjoy it!

Copyright 2013 by Hazel Thornton, Organized For Life.
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  1. Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton on April 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I treasure the relationships we have as NAPO members! I am lucky to have a very large chapter in Washington DC. 🙂

    • Hazel Thornton on April 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

      I wonder if I value my virtual relationships with organizers like you all the more, Cris, since I have so few locally?

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