MARPO Conference

I was privelged to speak at the annual MARPO Conference this weekend with NAPO Washington D.C.  I presented “The Professional Organizer’s Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move.

Several other presentations were given including fellow professional organizers:

It was a wonderful conference and I hope to attend again next year!

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National Association of Senior Move Managers Conference

I attended the National Association of Senior Move Manager’ annual conference in Tampa about two weeks ago and really enjoyed myself!  I apologize about the recap delay – my second grandchild was born and I flew to Texas to help my daughter immediately after the conference.
One of the greatest parts of the conference is networking with fellow senior move managers (SMM) from around the world.  There were SMMS from around over the U.S. including Hawaii, Canada, and Scotland. I love meeting new friends at conferences.  We learn so much from each other!
I also presented “Clearing the Way: Extreme Clutter & Hoarding for Senior Move Managers.  I believe it was valuable information for many SMMs.

National Association of Senior Move Managers Conference
One of my favorite sessions was “Transforming the Culture of Aging Towards a New Old Age” by Dr. Bill Thomas.  Dr. Thomas, a geriatrician discussed attitudes toward aging.  Check out his blog.
The vendor section of the conference had many great resources for SMMs to help their clients.  One of them had an interesting idea of how to sell used good.
I was so blessed and grateful that I was able to attend the NASMM conference and connect with wonderful people.  NASMM will be in San Diego for 2014!  Who’s joining me?

NASMM Bound!

I’m starting to pack and plan the last minute details for my upcoming trip to Tampa!  I have been asked to present “Extreme Clutter and Hoarding Issues for the Senior Move Manager” at the National Association of Senior Move Managers Annual Conference!
My goals of the presentation will be to assist other Senior Move Managers be prepared for chronically disorganized clients and even compulsive hoarding.  I’ll be discussing compulsive hoarding and exploring the meaning of the problem.  We’ll talk about appropriate communication skills necessary for Senior Move Managers working with older clients who hoard.  I’ll also be sharing some of my first hand experience with hoarding situations.