The Organization Project: Organize Everything - Simplify Life

The Organization Project: Organize Everything - Simplify Life


Janet Schiesl

Certified Professional Organizer, Owner, Basic Organization
Basic Organization

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Sully District Government Center-James McDonnell Room
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA, 20151

Agenda and Cost:

Registration is free to PMI-WDC members and friends. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration and networking begins at 11:45 and presentations begin at noon, lasting 45-50 minutes, allowing 10 -15 minutes for Q&A. 

There are only a few steps to a basic residential organizing project. Add emotions and personal history and the job gets more complicated. We will explore the process of how to go from chaos to clarity in a residential space. Learn ways to challenge yourself to let go and then what to do with the items you no longer need. Consider the factors that determine how much time a project will take. Gain understanding of how to set up your space to better maintain the organization you put into place.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
.5 Strategic and Business Management, .5 Leadership

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speaker

Janet Schiesl

Basic Organization
Certified Professional Organizer, Owner, Basic Organization

Janet Schiesl is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. Her company provides professional organizing services to busy families, home-based business owners and moving clients in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro area. Janet has grown from a solo practitioner to a team of eight that specialize in big jobs with a tight time frame. Along with working one-on-one with clients, they also can pack or unpack a home in one day, organize a garage or basement in record time or help you deal with piles of paper or an overstuffed closet or pantry.

Janet is the co-author of Get Organized Today. A collaboration of many professionals, to provide inspiration that affirms the power and importance of getting organized. The book provides practical ideas that you can use immediately to live a better, more effective life. She has also been interviewed by several publications including, Northern Virginia Magazine and The Loudoun Times-Mirror. Janet speaks to groups on all-subjects organizing, including new organizing business start-ups, IKEA Visual Merchandisers, the Association of Interior Design Professionals and the NAPO 2011 and NAPO 2014 National Conference for Productivity and Organizing Professionals. She also offers fun workshops to the public including; The Simple Magic of List Making and A Paper Organizing Party. She is the Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She is the chair of NAPO’s Conference Scholarship Committee. Janet has been honored by her colleagues in receiving the Professional Organizer of the Year award and the Volunteer of the Year award from the Washington DC chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.

About the Chantilly Local Community

Each month the PMIWDC Chantilly Committee volunteers bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. Meetings are held at the Sully District McDonnell Community room at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly VA 20151. 

Registration is free to PMI-WDC members and friends. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 and presentations begin at noon, lasting 45-50 minutes, allowing 10 -15 minutes for Q&A.  Each PMI member receives 1 PDU for attending.

This is an opportunity to network with other professionals.  Pre-registration is recommended. Presentations are usually scheduled the second Thursday of the month. If you are interested in presenting or volunteering with the Chantilly committee, please contact the PMIWDC Staff, at, who can put you in touch with the Chantilly Committee Volunteers. 

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