I am fresh off four days in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I spent three and a half very full days at he NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) conference, with hundred and hundreds of other professional organizers, learning about the latest trends in our industry, helping us with our clients’ needs and our business needs. It was my first one, and I am back with a spinning mind, much to absorb and leverage, and most of all, share with my clients and my readers here!
One of the most fun parts of the conference is actually seeing the products and services that, as a professional organizer, I can consider recommending as solutions to my clients for their needs. There were some great ones there, and I thought it would be fun if I spent the 5 days this week going over some of my favorites! The first 4 days, I will profile a product each day (in no specific order) and the 5th day, I’ll share a rundown of some honorable mentions.
By the way, I haven’t received compensation for any of these items, buuuut I did WIN one of them (winner, winner, chicken dinner!) so I get to try it for free. That one I’ll share later this week. Some of the products I liked so much, I’ve decided to join forces as an affiliate. (What that means is that I would get a percentage of sales for anything that my readers buy, if they click on my link. What it also means is that I only will sign up to be an affiliate when I believe in a product, and I will ALWAYS tell you that I am an affiliate, if I am.)
First up! One of the first vendors I spent a decent amount of time talking to: Adam Levine, designer of the The Wrap iT Gift Wrap Organizer.
I’ll admit, I have an organizer in a my closet that I bought at The Container Store a number of years ago. I’ll tell you that this Wrap iT Organizer made me instantly resent mine and what it doesn’t do for me!
Here are some pics from the conference (the rest on my post I borrowed from the Wrap iT site, since, um, they did a better job showing the awesomeness than I did.)
- See everything you have
- Keep it all organized — everything has its place
- Keep your wrapping materials protected
- Stash it away in a slim way (hang it up in a closet, and it takes up about as much room as a jacket) or store under a bed