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Upcoming Events

    • September 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM

    What to read: "Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff" by Allison Stewart.

    What to bring: a small dish to share

    Meeting location is private. This information will be provided to members only via email upon registration. 

    • September 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM

    RSVP to Nicole Athas if you are attending: nicole@itspracticallyorganized.com

    • October 02, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201


    Chapter Meeting

    October 2, 2017


    Organizing for the 
    Clothing Lifestyle

    Presented by Kaveri Marathe


    NAPO organizers help thousands of people across the United States to declutter and organize their personal and professional spaces, and lives, every year. During that process, many clients end up disposing of, sometimes large volumes, of old clothing. This clothing may end up going to charities, like the Salvation Army and Goodwill, thrift stores, or the trash. 

    Clothing going in the trash is a growing problem, especially in the U.S. Americans throw away on average 70-80 pounds of clothing a year. While natural fibers, like cotton and wool, biodegrade quickly, other materials, like polyester, spandex, and acrylic, biodegrade very slowly, and release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as they do. This program will discuss 

    • Current options for consumer clothing disposal
    • Drivers of consumer clothing trends
    • Used clothing market overview
    • Recycling of textiles

    Kaveri Marathe is the founder of Texiles, a startup dedicated to ending the burden of clothing waste on American landfills through textile recycling. Texiles is a door-to-door used clothing pickup service which encourages customers to donate their waste clothing–garments they would otherwise throw in the trash–alongside their other undesired old clothes to be responsibly managed.



    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     
    • October 11, 2017
    • 6:30 PM

    Book to read: "10 Minute Digital Declutter” by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport

    What to bring: side dish or dessert to share

    Meeting location is private. This information will be provided to members only via email upon registration. 

    • October 19, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    RSVP to Terri Fischer if you will be attending. Terri’s phone number is 703-638-5995. The meeting location is still To Be Determined, and will be communicated to you if you are attending.

    • November 06, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Chapter Meeting

    November 6, 2017


    An Evening with Nicole Anzia
    of Neatnik.org



    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • December 04, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201

    Chapter Meeting

    December 4, 2017


    Using Strength Strategies with Organizing Clients





    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

    • January 08, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Chapter Meeting

    January 8, 2018


    Working with Hoarders





    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • February 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201

    Chapter Meeting

    February 5, 2018


    Winter Social

    My Favorite Things, White Elephant, 
    Food & Networking


    This event is for NAPO-WDC Members only.



    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • March 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201

    Chapter Meeting

    March 5, 2018


    An Evening With

    NAPO National President

    Ellen Delap





    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • April 02, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201

    Chapter Meeting

    April 2, 2018


    Corporate Associate Member 

    Roundtable Discussion




    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • May 07, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910


    Chapter Meeting

    May 7, 2018

    Managing and Organizing Space:

    Remodeling and New Ideas 



    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • June 04, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201

    Chapter Meeting

    June 4, 2018

    Managing your Business:
    Process and Follow Up




    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

Past Events

September 21, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group
September 11, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: The Joy of Organizing

Chapter Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Washington, DC Metro Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers are designed to share organizing knowledge and resources among members, as well as offer an opportunity to network. Programs are varied to appeal to both seasoned and novice organizers.

Chapter meetings are usually held the first Monday night of the month, unless that date is a secular or religious holiday. The meetings may be rescheduled if national or local chapter events conflict with our regular schedule. In the event of inclement weather, we follow Montgomery or Arlington County snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with registration, networking and an “Ask the Expert” session. “Ask the Expert” is an informal gathering of new organizers who receive free advice on owning an organizing business from members of the Golden Circle, a prestigious designation within NAPO for experienced organizers. The formal portion of the evening begins with a chapter business meeting at 7:00 p.m. An educational program begins at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on organizing practices and/or business topics, and there is time for networking from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The NAPO-WDC Chapter does not meet in July or August.

Details

  • No fee for chapter members; $25 per meeting for non-members. NOTE: The September 11th, 2017 kick-off meeting is FREE for the general public!
  • Business attire is appreciated
  • Advance registration for chapter meetings is encouraged, but not required
  • Presentation topics are subject to change

Locations
Please click on each chapter meeting's event page for the correct location. NAPO-WDC meets in two venues:

One Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910


3313 Arlington Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia, 22201

Parking Map for Faith Lutheran



Meeting Format

6:30 - 7:00 -- Networking & Ask the Expert Table

7:00 - 7:30 -- General Chapter Business

7:30 - 8:30 -- Educational Program

8:30 - 9:00 -- Networking


If you would like to request a topic or presenter for a chapter meeting, please contact our Director of Professional Development and Programs at development@dcorganizers.org.


Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, NAPO-WDC follows the Montgomery County or Arlington County snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

“Estate Distribution – How to Partner, Prepare and Prep Yourself and Your Clients”

Join our Associate Member Lynn Magnusson of Magnusson Personal Property Consultants and Associate Member Director Carol Kaufman of CBData® for this informative chapter meeting where you will learn:

  • ·         How to partner with an appraiser/estate sales team
  • ·         How to make your job as a PO easier, faster and more profitable
  • ·         Eliminate the guess work relative to distribution
  • ·         Educate your client about their “stuff”
  • ·         Prep all papers relative to estate planning and settlement

This CEU worthy meeting will help you understand the role of the appraiser, sales team and legal aggregating process. 

“Estate Distribution – How to Partner, Prepare and Prep Yourself and Your Clients”

Join our Associate Member Lynn Magnusson of Magnusson Personal Property Consultants and Associate Member Director Carol Kaufman of CBData® for this informative chapter meeting where you will learn:

  • ·         How to partner with an appraiser/estate sales team
  • ·         How to make your job as a PO easier, faster and more profitable
  • ·         Eliminate the guess work relative to distribution
  • ·         Educate your client about their “stuff”
  • ·         Prep all papers relative to estate planning and settlement

This CEU worthy meeting will help you understand the role of the appraiser, sales team and legal aggregating process. 

NAPO - Washington DC Metro  Chapter |  PO Box 7301, Arlington, VA 22207  |  info@dcorganizers.org  |  (202) 596-2761

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