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Chris Mckenry at the Los Angeles Organizing Expo

Chris Mckenry at the Los Angeles Organizing Expo

The Los Angeles Organizing Expo is the only expo in Los Angeles dedicated to the productivity industry happens this Monday, September 21.  The fifth annual NAPO-LA event will showcase time saving products, organizing solutions, tools and services held at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles from 5:30-8:30 pm.

We invite you to come and visit our booth at the expo which will showcase our closet, office and garage design services.  We will also share information on our Residential Inventory and Home Procedures Manual, Clutter Control and Relocation Services.

Before the Expo at 4 pm…
Organziing secrets will be revealed at the annual “Ask the Organizer” Panel, which will precede The Organizing Expo.  The 90 minute interactive discussion is open tot the public and will feature accomplished professional organizers from NAPO-LA’s Golden Circle.  These are experts in the field of personal productivity, office systems, relocations, storage design, special needs training, media and coaching.

This year’s panel will feature Chris McKenry of Get It Together LA!, Dolores Kaytes, of Highly Organized, Donna McMillan of McMillan & Company, and Barbara Ricketts , aka The Mess Doctor.  The Panel will be facilitated by Lynne Gilberg of Lynne Gilberg Organizing.

For Ask the Organizer Panel and Los Angeles Organizing Expo ticket information visit www.napola.org.

Remember, stop by the Get It Together LA! booth and say “Bye to Clutter”!

McKenry Designs “Red Carpet” Closets

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Los Angeles Organizing Awards

It’s the most organized “Red Carpet” in Los Angeles!  The 2009 Los Angeles Organizing Awards have announced the top recipients of this year’s online voting and Get It Together LA! is again in the running for Best Closet Design Firm.  The winners will be announced at the January 30th event to be held at the Luxe Hotel in Bel-Air.

This year’s gala will be hosted by actor/comedian Hal Sparks and organizing industry leaders from across the country will be in attendance.    If you want to know what the latest trend is in the world of organizing get into your organized closet and grab your couture and come to the Gala at the end of the month.  Click here and see what you missed at last year’s event.

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Beautiful custom closet by Get it Together LA!

“It is an honor to just have been nominated,” say Chris McKenry who is a past award winner.  “We don’t just build beautiful closets, we offer complete assessments of client’s organizing needs.  It just goes to show, it is not about the space as much as how you use it.”  Chris went on to saym “there are many other great closet designers out there that have inspired me and I wish them the best on Awards night.”

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Chris McKenry and Sherri Shepherd

Last year McKenry was caught on the Red Carpet with the 2008 host Sherri Shepherd of ABC-TV’s “The View”.  To attend the 4th annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards click here.

Closet Organizing Tip from Get It Together LA!:  Keep only what you wear and love.  Group like items together and use uniform hangers so all clothes will hang at the same height.

McKenry Closets are “Best In Show”

2008 Los Angeles Organizing Expo

Chris McKenry of Get it Together LA!

Get It Together LA! received “Best in Show” for outstanding booth design and product display at the 2008 Los Angeles Organizing Expo.  Professional organizers wondered the isles of the Olympic Collection viewing products and services that will help keep clients organized through the year.

Get It Together LA! displayed samples of our custom construction materials for closets, garages, and pantries.  Chris McKenry and Erin Haas enjoyed meeting many colleagues at the event.  Marble samples, hardware, door and drawer finishes were featured highlighting the style and design of the display.

With a record crowd of consumers, organizing professionals, home-building representatives and interior designers, the event drew participants from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and as far away as Ohio and Minnesota. The one-of-a-kind organizing Expo was the place to find time-saving products, solutions, tools and services for consumers wanting to get their lives in order and learn first-hand the secrets to an organized life.

John Trosko, President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers said, “Busy Angelenos probably find the stress and strain of modern life demanding on both their time and space.  It is vital when trying to simplify one’s life to choose the right organizational tools. Lucky for us, there is now a wide variety of stylish, functional and affordable organizing options available and we have many of these products at the Expo.”

This year’s Expo hosted the first ever “Ask the Organizer” Panel. Home and business organizational experts offered guidance and expertise to a packed house of aspiring professional organizers and members of the general public. Questions ranged from residential to small business to corporate organizing concerns. The most anticipated question was how to successfully maintain an organizational system while balancing family, activities and work.

Get It Together LA’s award winning designs received “Best Closet Design” from the Los Angeles Organizing Awards.

Before You Unpack…Are the Closets Ready?

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Magnificent Master Closet

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Clothes Ready Closet

Not sure where all the clothes, shoes, and collectibles are going?  Today’s closets are more than just one shelf and rod.  Your storage areas should reflect your lifestyle and tastes.

When designing any storage space, take advantage of the vertical space.  If you see the wall, you may be wasting space.

Chris