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Just as yesterday I focused on the incredible attendee base of NAPO 2012 (The National Association of Professional Organizers) today I would like to highlight some of the amazing exhibitors.
The exhibitor hall was a veritable bonanza of organizational tools, enough to make this organizational wannabe giddy with excitement. There are far too many to highlight each and every one, so to those I have missed please accept my apologies.
Following are 6 Companies we have chosen to highlight given their creativity, usability and just sheer brilliance.
1.) My Perfect Party : I can’t say enough about My Perfect Party. Karen Eskin, one of the founders, introduced herself to me early in the conference and I was immediately intrigued by the party planning solution they offered. I wasn’t alone, they also won the Organizers Choice for Best Product!
I think her quote sums it up best, “I want our customers to see us as a lower cost alternative to a traditional party planner, offering virtually all of the same services. Our products and innovative tablescapes fill a market niche not currently being addressed," says Karen. "We're Martha Stewart meets Real Simple Magazine."
They really are a “Perfect Party” boxed & shipped right to your door. The perfect solution for all of us who want to throw a well coordinated, themed party but lack the creativity and/or the time.
Here are a few photos, but stay tuned for tomorrows more in-depth overview of MPP!
2.) Neat Kids : I was immediately smitten with Neat Kids when this little wonder wardrobe caught my eye. I mean what little girl wouldn’t want to keep her stuff organized with this little beauty in her room. But don’t worry they have a super cool pattern suitable for the little boy in your house too!
But not only is it a terrific tool specifically designed to help those little ones keep themselves organized, you can also buy it at Macy’s or Kohls. Nothing like convienence to keep the organizational train rolling. ”It’s whimsical, magical, charming and fun Organization solutions that help store a ton!” as described on their site.
3.) Office Candy : Laurie Meek and Beth Schlater, founders of Office Candy, were stationed in a booth just behind us and we couldn’t help but keep wandering over to ogle the sugar sweet organizational items they had on display. You can see by the pictures is was a veritable candy counter of office supplies. Based out of Connecticut, they travel to do in home shows (yippee! since we are in NJ)
4.) List Planit : Jennifer Tankersley, aka List Mama, has been making lists since she learned to write. They have over 700 lists you can download or print with your membership. I don’t want to give away too much since ListPlanIt.com will be our feature this Thursday. In the meantime though check out their new Zazzle store with customized Binders, T-Shirts, and Bags. You can personalize your own binder and order it securely right at Zazzle. (Adorable: Check out the photo)
Then send them a message on their Facebook page and let them know which kind of binder you purchased. They’ll email you a coupon code good for 25% off any membership at ListPlanIt!
5.) Monkey Bars : If reorganizing your garage, basement or other storage area is on your “to do” list, Monkey Bars is just the thing. I had a chance to chat with Jared Newman, President & Founder. The system is impressive. Since 2002, Monkey Bars has designed a storage system that is highly efficient and durable. Monkey Bars have 2 to 3 times more storage capacity than other garage systems. Just look at these before and after shots!
Monkey Bars is established in various markets throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Bringing you a new solution to an old problem! Just check their site for a dealer near you.
6.) Clever Container : During July of 2006, friends Karen Eschebach, a professional organizer, and Jennifer Weaver, a stay-at-home mom, had a light bulb moment! Why not bring organizing tools and techniques to those that can benefit most from it: EVERYONE!
The Clever Container Company was created in August of 2006. After a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the Direct Selling Association (DSA) training for start-up companies, the concept of Clever Container continued to unfold.
And Clever their stuff is. With solutions ranging from shelving in the kitchen to storage for your closet, it definitely warrants hosting a party!