Barbara Summers
Professional Organizer






Contact Barbara:
Phone: 415-717-3807
Toll Free: 877-381-0707
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Solutions for the critical mess


Solutions for the Critical Mess
Is it time for you to get organized? This class offers concrete tips on how you can get-and stay-organized. You will learn how to eliminate clutter and how to best utilize your space. You will discover home office solutions, including how to organize your desk, process your mail, and set up a great filing system. And, finally, you will understand what needs to be done, and how to start. This has been offered in the SF Bay Area as listed below and can be tailored to various venues.

Past Classes

Solutions for the Critical Mess
Tamalpais Union High School District * 2002-2008 A two-hour organizing class taught several times per year through the Adult Education program at Tamalpais High School and Redwood High School in Marin County, CA (see description above)

Marin Charitable Organization, Sausalito, May 2009

Northern California Council of Activity Coordinators, April, 2009: 3-hour organizing workshop at their Regional Conference

San Francisco Women's Club, February, 2009

Mill Valley Parks and Recreation, November 2007, July 2008, October 2008

Forest Hill Garden Club, San Francisco, January 2007

Belvedere/Tiburon Recreation Dept, Fall, 2006

Ross Valley Mother's Club, June 2005

Stanford University, Fall 2004 - Invited to teach office organizing to faculty.

Marin Home Show & Benefit Jazz Fest at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall & Fairground, June 2004

Clutter Support Group
Fall 2003 - Barbara facilitated a 6-meeting pilot group in Mill Valley. See under "Upcoming Classes" the "Clutter Support Group" description.
Ask the Experts Panel
October 2003 - Barbara served as one of 5 veteran organizers on a question and answer panel at the 15th annual regional conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers.
The Paper Dance (Co-Designed and Taught with Katherine Korlacki) October 2002 at Grow Your Vision, the 14th Annual Regional Organizing Conference of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. This workshop offered an overview of paper management. It was geared toward professional organizers who will set up paper systems for their clients. In addition to learning the elements of creating a successful customized paper management system, attendees gained an understanding of the sensitivities and complexities they might encounter along the way.
Speaking Engagements Tailored to Your Group
Solutions for the Critical Mess
This class offers an overview of general organizing principles. It is a venue in which to explore the terrain of organizing and begin to take positive steps. Barbara can tailor the length and content of this class to fit the needs of your group. For more information contact Barbara.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
  -Leonardo da Vinci

Barbara's services are non-judgmental and confidential


Barbara Summers - Professional Organizer
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