‘Organizing Outside the Box’ Named Best Book

I couldn’t be more thrilled to be the recipient of the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Award for Best Organizing Book. Neat also won two awards. The awards were held Jan. 31st at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood aAwards2010foxlogo344nd it was a glamorous and exciting event, executed flawlessly by the NAPO-LA chapter.  Here is a list of the winners:

2010 Winners – In order of presentation (quick and dirty version):

Best Organizing Product Retailer
The Container Store

Best Organizing Book
Organizing Outside The Box by Hellen Buttigieg

Most Valuable Educational Resource
NAPO National Conference

Best Home Organizing Product
Glideouts by ShelfGenie®

Best Organizer as Coach or Mentor
Elizabeth Hagen

Most Supportive or Organizer-Friendly Charity
National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles Section

Best Office Organizing Product
Pendaflex, SureHook Hanging File Folder

Best Garage Design Firm

Volunteer of the Year – NAPO-Los Angeles Chapter
Linda Levine-Quackenbush
Organize 4 Life

The Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Product
Pink Grapefruit All-Purpose Cleaner
By method

The Avery Dennison Special Recognition Award
Hoarders – A&E

Best Organizing Blog or Website
Simplify 101
Aby and Jay Garvey

Best National Makeover Reality Television Program
neat – HGTV Canada, Discovery Home Channel

Best Closet Design Firm
California Closets

Most Innovative Organizer
Dorothy Breininger
Delphi Center for Organization

Best Publication Featuring Organizational Information
Real Simple Magazine

The Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Service
Sara Getzkin
Hands On! Organizing Services

Best Show Incorporating Organizing on National Television
neat – HGTV Canada, Discovery Home Channel

Most Helpful Organizing Technology
iPhone by Apple

Best Time Management Expert
Julie Morgenstern
Julie Morgenstern Enterprises

The Philanthropy Award
Leslie Haber, An Organized Life

Raising the Bar Award – NAPO-Los Angeles Chapter
Leslie Haber, Director of Professional Development

Leading Edge Award – NAPO-Los Angeles Chapter
Robin L. Davi, Simply Arranged

Thank you to everyone who voted for my book and for the show – I could not have done it without your support.  To express my appreciation,  I will be providing free telephone coaching on Feb. 10th from 10 am  to 4 pm (EST). You can call in with your burning question and I will answer it personally. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, I ask that you limit your call to 15 minutes. Call me at 905-829-2219 during the times listed above. (If your call is forwarded to voicemail, it means I am on the other line. Please do not leave a message as I cannot guarantee that calls will be returned; just try calling again later).

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  • Vivian Carter says:

    NEAT TOO?! Terrific! Tis is going to be your year!

  • John Trosko says:

    What a terrific post… Hellen. Thank you for all your support on the Awards and for making the trip to Los Angeles.

    John aka OrganizingLA

  • Kim P says:

    Congratulations Hellen! You do us Canadians proud! I will be ordering your book ;o) !!

  • Kim P says:

    Congratulations Hellen! You do us Canadians proud!! I will be ordering your book!!

  • Ron Mitchell says:

    Hellen, You are very good at what you do! Congrats on winning the book award and the ‘Neat’ award! And you enjoy doing this. Reminds me of an old saying, “Those who enjoy what they do will never have to ‘work’ a day in their lives!” Thanks, Ron.

  • Renee W. says:

    Congratulations Hellen!! You deserve it 🙂

  • Bethany says:

    Big huge congrats to you!! You are sooo deserving of the awards!!! Sure am hoping to be able to get my call through to you 🙂
    P.S. Even my son (now 12 yrs) was a fan of your show neat…we used to watch and he loved to clean through his own stuff in both his bedroom and play/hangout room the next day.

  • Hellen says:

    Thank you all for being my cheerleaders – your support is amazing. Looking forward to chatting with you on the call.