Vickie achieved her Level IV Education Mentor Certification through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
Lauren Chapin's design work was featured on the prominent design blog, Apartment Therapy.
Vickie was interviewed about Tips on Downsizing for the podcast, "The Aging Boomers" by the Senior Care Authority. Listen here.
Lauren Chapin was featured as an assistant on Season 8: Episode 2 "Roxann & Barbara" of Hoarders on A&E.
Lauren Chapin received her Chronic Disorganization (CD) Specialist Certificate from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
Vickie had the honor of speaking at the Japanese Association of Life Organizers' (JALO) Annual Conference in Yokohama, Japan on December 7 and 8th, 2014.
Vickie is a monthly blogger on Organization and Hoarding for eCareDiary.
Vickie was featured as the Professional Organizer on a recent episode of TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive, "I lost my teeth in the pile!"
Vickie has received the CPO-CD® (Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization) from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). Vickie is the first CPO-CD in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania!
Stay tuned for updates!
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Vickie gives organizing tips on WPXI NightTalk
KDKA Downsizing Interview with Angie's List
Downsizing interview with Women's World in Maryland
11/10/15 Vickie presented on Hoarding at the Allegheny County Area on Aging Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
5/30/14 Vickie was one of the panelists on the Ask the Organizer panel at the annual NAPO conference in Phoenix.
3/10/2014 Vickie was interviewed about her book Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash by Organizing Maniacs of Washington D.C.
10/19/2013 Vickie presented Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Professional Organizer's Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move at the Mid-Atlantic Conference for Professional Organizers in Bethesda, MD.
9/19/2013 Vickie attended the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Denver where she was a panelist at the Ask the Organizer event.
2/21/2013 Vickie presented her Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash webinar to the National Association of Realtors.
Listen to Vickie on web talk radio - organizing - 411 with Kristi Meyer, CPO
3/19/2011 Vickie taught a multi-week Downsizing Class at the Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus, McCandless
3/10/2011 Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show - Vickie presented on senior downsizing at the NAPO Pittsburgh booth.
2/2/2011 Hoarding Presentation for the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
01/20/10 Pittsburgh, Station Square, Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash presentation with Home Instead Senior Care, CEO founders.
Vickie and one of her hoarding clients share their story
GrandParents.com consulted Vickie on their article The Best Way to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet.
The article "What can you get for mom's stuff?" in Liz Pulliam Weston's column on MSN.COM featured Vickie's book "Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash." Liz is the web's number one personal finance columnist.
7/14/2013 Vickie was featured in the article "Staging Helps Buyers get a Feel for Space" in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
3/5/2013 Vickie appeared on Pittsburgh's KDKA TV news. Read the article on Tips for helping your parents downsize their home.
12/07/2011 USA Today published AP article "Specialists in late-life downsizing on the rise" featuring Vickie and Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash. The article was also published by ABC News, MSNBC, Today, and several other news websites.
Vickie authored an article on Seniors and Hoarding featured on Geralin Thomas' blog. Geralin is a featured professional organizer on A&E's TV show Hoarders.
Caregiver Magazine Spring 2010, Article - “Simple Steps to Downsize a Decades-Old Home” by Vickie
Article by Vickie on downsizing tips, published in the Miami Herald.
Home Economiser Newsletter-"The Stuff-itus Cure" - interview with Vickie. Check out the "Cheapest Family in America" the Economide's website for great ideas on saving money and living on less money.
The Senior Citizen's Guide, The Organized Move