• Sarah Soboleski

An Organizing Makeover for a Great Cause

See how a team of Pro Organizers organized a storage warehouse to help the homeless.

Last Thursday the CT Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO-CT) partnered with Journey Home to give their storage warehouse an organizing makeover! I've been a member of NAPO for 5+ years and currently serve on the board of directors. It was a joy to work with my fellow pros on this project.


Summer time is when NAPO-CT tackles a large scale organizing project. The last three summers we focused on homeowners' spaces, but this year we decided to set our sights on a charitable initiative. Our NAPO-CT treasurer, Leslie Raycraft, often works with Journey Home as she drops off many of her client cast-offs there and, after noticing the state of their warehouse, thought that our chapter could help.


If you're not familiar with Journey Home, they are a non profit organization aimed at coming up with innovative solutions to fight homelessness in the Greater Hartford area. Their warehouse is where they store mattresses, furniture, linens, dishes, and small appliances that they provide to individuals and families moving off the streets and into their first home. Upon learning of their mission and their need for organizing support, our chapter quickly got on board.


There were about 25+ Pro Organizers and a half dozen Journey Home volunteers who braved the heat to sort, categorize, de-clutter, and organize the space. We received support from sponsors and donations from local businesses.


We were fortunate to be featured in a front page article in the Hartford Courant. Journey Home took a wonderful video of the "after." And Sarah Cody of News 8 was there and featured us in a segment on WTNH. You can catch me in the segment wrestling with a free-standing shelving unit.


If you're interested in donating to Journey Home to help their cause click HERE.


We may be a small chapter, but we make MIGHTY things happen! And most importantly we all LOVE what we do. It is an honor and a privilege to work with such amazing colleagues.