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Here is my list of resources for helping you in your minimalism journey, as I mentioned (or had hoped to mention) on Kira's show on Saturday, January 5, 2013. I'll post a link to the archive of the show when I get it.
Some resources are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, and some are national.
North Bay Organizers and Coaches, www.nboc.biz
A group of professional organizers and coaches in northern Marin, Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties (north of San Francisco).
A special shout-out to my colleague Laurie Light, "Organizing with The Light Touch" in Healdsburg, who helped me with my minimalism research.
National Association of Professional Organizers-San Francisco Bay Area
Website with a search engine for finding NAPO members in the several counties surrounding San Francisco.
Institute for Challenging Disorganization, http://challengingdisorganization.org/
Website and search engine for organizers trained in special issues in chronic disorganization: hoarding, ADD/ADHD, disabilities, traumatic brain injury, Asperger's, etc. Website also has numerous handouts you can download for free.
National Association of Professional Organizers, http://www.napo.net
Information and search engine for Professional Organizers across the country and in several other countries!
National Association of Professional Move Managers, http://www.nasmm.org
Information and search engine for professionals trained in helping seniors move and downsize.
6. Becoming Minimalist, http://www.becomingminimalist.com
Blog and free newsletter by Joshua Becker. E-books for available for purchase.
7. Miss Minimalist, http://www.missminimalist.com/
Blog by Francine Jay. E-books and paper books available. "The Joy of Less," available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble as a print book or e-book.
Very minimal blog by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits.
The books I gave away on the show:
1. 10 Minute Tidy, 108 ways to Organize Your Home Quickly, Shannon McGinnis,, CPO.
2. 10-Minute Housekeeping, Rose R. Kennedy
3. 10-Minute Clutter Control, Skye Alexander
4. 10-10-10; 10 Minutes, 10 Months, 10 Years. A Life Transforming Idea, Suzy Welch.