Calendar of Events

Regular NAPO-New England chapter meetings are typically on the second Monday of each month and are open to the public, except as indicated. Learn more about our monthly chapter meetings.

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May
10
Tue
2016
Member Event: Janine Cavanaugh presents “Closet and Wardrobe Organizing With a Pro” (Class) @ Franklin High School
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Janine Cavanaugh Presents: Closet Organizing With a Pro

Janine CavanaughDuring this class we will discuss a 5-step process that will transform your closet into a functional, happy space. We will discuss helpful organizing products, tips and resources for your wardrobe as well as your physical space, and provide you with tools to reclaim your closet and wardrobe.

About Janine

Janine Cavanaugh is a Certified Professional Organizer® who started her own business in January 2008. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of owning her own business, and helping her clients reach their organizing goals. Her specialty is in providing a calm environment while assisting individuals who wish to improve their lives by organizing, reducing, and de-cluttering their homes. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Business Network (WBN) of Southeast MA. She currently holds the positions of Associate Director for WBN. For more information or to sign up for a monthly E-newsletter visit www.helpfulorganizer.com.

May
12
Thu
2016
NAPO-NE Member Maryann Murphy presents “How to Organize to Enjoy Your Retirement” at The Freedom Years in Yarmouth, MA @ Cultural Center of Cape Cod
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Best Strategies for Planning Your Retirement — Your “Freedom Years”

Help seniors and soon-to-be seniors plan for their ideal retirement. Join local experts for round-table discussions of the best strategies for planning your freedom years. Come meet all our experts, then pick the topics you’re most interested in for more in-depth discussions.

Some of the topics include:

Where to Go from Here?
Keeping Fit & Strong
Nutrition Fitness
Spiritual and Emotional Life
How to Organize to Enjoy Your Retirement
Retirement and Estate Planning

Ticket prices include wine and light appetizers.

About Maryann Murphy

Maryann Murphy, MSW is a certified professional organizer(R), speaker, and time management consultant who has spent over 30 years helping people learn new skills and become more organized.

She has appeared on television and radio, and spoken to small groups, large rallies, corporations and associations, helping people manage their time as well as their living and work spaces.

Maryann is the creator of “28 Days to Time Management Success” and “Putting Paper in its Place”, two email coaching programs on how to manage time and reduce paper clutter, and is a frequent speaker on organizing, time management and downsizing for seniors. She is President-Elect of NSA-New England, the local chapter of the National Speakers Association, and is co-leader of the New Organizer Workshop for NAPO-New England, the National Association of Professional Organizers.

 

May
31
Tue
2016
Member Event: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things @ Showcase Cinema
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

A feature-length documentary from the popular simple living duo The Minimalists, this film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life.
From minimalist architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, authors, and minimalist families, this film explores various recipes for how to live a more meaningful, deliberate life. Not a perfect life—not an easy life—but a simple one.

About Janine, the event organizer

Janine CavanaughJanine Cavanaugh is a Certified Professional Organizer® who started her own business in January 2008. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of owning her own business and helping her clients reach their organizing goals. Her specialty is in providing a calm environment while assisting individuals who wish to improve their lives by organizing, reducing, and de-cluttering their homes. She is a seven year member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Business Network of Southeast MA (WBN). She currently holds the position of Associate Director for WBN. She has been a guest as an organizing expert on Mind UR Business WVBF 1530 AM Talk Radio, Dartmouth Community Television, Double ACS TV 15, Access Bellingham-Mendon, Inc. TV, and SoMa Radio AM 1320 WARL. She has been interviewed and quoted as an organizing expert in the Providence Journal Express, The Valley Breeze Newspapers, Hometown News, and The Sun Chronicle.

 

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Member Event: Kathy Vines presents “Living with Less” @ Melrose Public Library
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Living with Less

You dream of a calmer, happier life in your home, but as you look around, you’re overwhelmed with too much stuff, and too much stuff to do! Kathy Vines, owner of Clever Girl Organizing based in Melrose, will share how to start to make a meaningful change towards living with less in order to obtain calm.

About Kathy Vines

Kathy Vines is the owner of Clever Girl Organizing, based in Melrose, MA, a professional organizing firm focusing on residential and small business settings. She works side-by-side with clients in the North-Shore-or-a-little-west-of-Boston area and the White Mountains, NH, and virtual face-to-face with clients across the globe. She is an avid writer and speaker on strategic and tactical approaches to conquering disorganization in all areas of your spaces and systems.

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Member Event: Susan Stone presents “Digging Out from the Paper Blizzard” @ Sawyer Free Library
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you buried under an avalanche of papers?

Are you ready to shovel out and chart a clear path for the future?
What to toss?
What to keep?
How to find it when you need it?

Looking for an informative and entertaining workshop on why our lives can so easily become over-stuffed with paper? Come away with techniques and strategies for de-cluttering and simplifying the paper world once and for all.

About Susan Stone

Professional organizer and coach Susan Stone’s focus is on “changing lives, not just rearranging spaces.”
She works with people to help them design and maintain the kind of spaciousness that brings a sense of ease and allows for more joy and less stressful living.

She is the President of the National Association of Professional Organizers New England Chapter and belongs to the the Institute for Challenging Disorganization as well as the International Coach Federation. Susan has Specialized Training and Certification in  ADHD, Hoarding Disorder and Bereavment.

 

Sep
22
Fri
2017
Member Event: Cleonie Mainvielle presents “Get Organized: To Set and Achieve Any Goal” @ Boston Speaks
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Your life is your deal.

You have to control your own agenda so that you can pursue the things that are most enjoyable and inspiring.
Even if you think your goals are impossible to achieve, there is tremendous value in taking small steps towards them daily.

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss ways to gain clarity around your goals, how to develop daily habits to move towards
goals, and how to embrace your failed attempts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gaining clarity around your goals;
  • Gaining and maintaining momentum on achieving goals;
  • Finding value in your failed attempts.

Cleonie Mainvielle 

Cleonie Mainvielle is the owner and founder of Inspired Outcome, a productivity and organizing business in Massachusetts. She works with women who are motivated to find strategies that create order out of chaos, align schedules with personal goals, and organize physical space to improve efficiency.
As a wife and mother of two, with a 15+ year career in the federal government, and a new business owner; Cleonie understands the struggle associated with running an organized household, nurturing a family, working full time, all while finding time to keep one’s cup full. As a result, she started her business to transfer her knowledge around productivity and organizing to women seeking strategies to better manage their time, energy and belongings. her education in Psychology and Social Work provides her with a pragmatic understanding of basic human behavior and motivation, allowing her to effectively work directly with clients to help them overcome personal challenges.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
Member Connect @ Gentle Giant warehouse
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

You’re Invited!

Join NAPO-NE and Gentle Giant for our first Member Connect on Monday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m.!

Mark your calendar for the first NAPO-NE Member Connect with our CAM partner, Gentle Giant!

Please come for a fun tour of the Gentle Giant Wilmington warehouse! You’ll learn the details of climate controlled storage, what it means and how our company maintains the standards. Our experts will explain the ins and outs of storage, and our training department will have people there to show you how they train our movers in packing.

We will be meeting at the 110,000-square-foot Gentle Giant warehouse After the tour, Gentle Giant will be happy to treat to lunch at Panera!

Please RSVP to Kathy Harney at kharney@gentlegiant.com.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Organizing in 3 Steps @ Franklin High School, Lifelong Learning Institute
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Some of the benefits of becoming and staying organized are finding what you want when you need it, saving time, and saving money. All those benefits will be yours when you learn this 3 step organizing process. Certified Professional Organizer, Janine Cavanaugh, will not only introduce you to this organizing process, but will allow you to experience it for yourself with an in-class hands-on demonstration.

About the Instructor

Janine Cavanaugh is a Certified Professional Organizer. With a desire to assist individuals in organizing their spaces, places, and stuff, she started her own Professional Organizing business in January 2008. Since then, she has helped numerous individuals improve their organizing skills, reduce the clutter in their homes, downsize their belongings and create functional environments.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Clearing the Clutter Class @ Tri-County Regional Vocational High School
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A very important part of organizing is de-cluttering. We all have a lot of stuff, and managing that stuff can be challenging. Do you feel as though you’re busting at the seams? It takes time and effort to make decisions about what to keep and what not to keep. Are you frozen with indecision? This class with provide you with some workable de-cluttering solutions by defining clutter, and providing decision making tools. It will address how to remove, discard and donate what we no longer use, want, and need. It will help you take control of your stuff.

About the Instructor

Janine Cavanaugh is a Certified Professional Organizer® who started her own business in January 2008. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of owning her own business, and helping her clients reach their organizing goals. Her specialty is in providing a calm environment while assisting individuals who wish to improve their lives by organizing, reducing, and de-cluttering their homes.

She is a seven-year member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Business Network of Southeast MA (WBN). She currently holds the position of Associate Director for WBN. She has been a guest as an organizing expert on Mind UR Business WVBF 1530 AM Talk Radio, Dartmouth Community Television, Double ACS TV 15, Access Bellingham-Mendon, Inc. TV, and SoMa Radio AM 1320 WARL. She has been interviewed and quoted as an organizing expert in the Providence Journal Express, The Valley Breeze Newspapers, Hometown News, and The Sun Chronicle. She is a nine-year member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Business Network of Southeast MA (WBN).”

Nov
13
Wed
2019
NAPO-NE Member Lisa Linard presents “Tidy Up Your Junk Drawer: An Organizing Workshop for Beginners ” at Tin Bucket in Reading, MA @ Tin Bucket
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bring in the contents of your junk drawer and practice the key principles of decluttering and organizing…which you can then apply to any drawer, closet, or room in your home.
You’ll walk out with an organized drawer, a sense of accomplishment, and the skills to tackle any mess! Plus lists of resources you can refer back to later.
I’ll provide organizing products, snacks, and inspiring tunes. See just how fun getting organized can be!

About Me

Lisa Linard is a professional organizer in Greater Boston. She helps people declutter and organize their homes and offices so they can spend their precious money, time, and energy on what really matters … life! Lisa has spent more than 25 years building a skill set around human-centered design.‍ She learns about her clients’ strengths, challenges, needs, and goals — then designs organizing solutions that are perfect for them.