I was talking to my friend Denise this evening, resting after a feverish night at the 2006 Los Angeles Organizing Awards and working all day today at a Client's home near Wilshire's Miracle Mile. Denise attended the Awards not as an Organizer, but as a friend who understands the value of being organized.
One thing Denise has suggested is this:
The Organizing Industry may finally have had a coming-out party.
But why did even NPR decide to cover the event?
Why did it happen?
Why did one smart NPR Culver City Correspondent make sure this did not slip by?
There were no Hollywood celebrities, no politicians, no famous Southern California freeway chases. "It was a fortunate occurrence," Denise says.
Maybe it's because people aren't really aware of HGTV on a mass-scale. Who knows.
But what's definitely hot right now is getting rid of clutter and developing an organizing system that works for them. Finally, there may be understanding in the value of bringing in a professional organizer through NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers, and handling consumer excess in a responsible manner. And of course respect for more than 25-years of hard work right here in Los Angeles.
Karen Grigsby Bates at NPR was smart enough to see the value, too, and covered the inaugural awards event.
Two and two got together and it worked.