Chaos Tamers Professional Organizing
About Cathy Bock, Certified Professional Organizer
 in Chronic Disorganization®

Why should I work with you?

What’s your personal story?

What are your certifications and experience?

What did you do prior to being a professional organizer?

What areas do you serve?

What do you charge?

What local organizations do you work with?

Why should I work with Cathy Bock?

Cathy Bock, CPO-CD is an excellent organizer because she is non-judgmental, compassionate, honest and has lots of patience.  She is not worried about what your home looks like – she is only there to help you conquer your chronic disorganization.  All of her work with you will be confidential, so you can trust her with your personal papers and information. Cathy adheres to the NAPO Code of Ethics and the ICD Code of Ethics.

What is Cathy’s personal story? (How did she get started helping the chronically disorganized and the elderly?)

Back in 2005, Cathy’s mother moved from the 4-bedroom family home of 33 years to a 1-bedroom retirement apartment. She and her 2 sisters helped their mother downsize prior to the move. They helped her with a garage sale and arranged donations to charities to reduce the amount of stuff she moved into her new apartment. Cathy continues to help her mother de-clutter her apartment.

    In early 2008, a friend asked Cathy to help her downsize prior to moving. While helping her friend, Cathy researched professional organizers on the web and found the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  She joined NAPO in 2008 and began her career transition.  Cathy then learned of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and attended their 2008 conference in St. Louis. At the conference she learned about working with the chronically disorganized, people with hoarding disorder and clients with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD).

What are Cathy’s certifications and experience? 

Cathy has studied with Organizing Experts in California and completed National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) education courses to further her knowledge in the organizing profession.

Cathy has also earned the following from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization:

·         Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization (Level I)
·         Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate(Level II)
·         Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD®, Level III)
·         Understanding the Needs of the Elderly Chronically Disorganized Client
·         Basic Hoarding Issues with the Chronically Disorganized Client (Level I)
·         Hoarding Specialist Certificate (Level II)
·         Basic Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Issues with the Chronically Disorganized Client
·         Certificate of Study in Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client
·         Chronically Disorganized Client Administration

What did Cathy do prior to becoming a professional organizing specialist?

After high school, Cathy worked as a secretary in downtown Chicago. That began her filing and office organizing career. Then Cathy went to night school and earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Elmhurst College. She worked for a number of years as a chemist in the food, chemical and cosmetics industries.

While a chemist, Cathy heard about DePaul University’s Computer Career Program (CCP). After earning that certificate, she worked for 20 years as a computer programmer/business analyst at two Fortune 500 companies (Allstate Insurance and Household International/HSBC).  As a programmer/analyst, she honed her organizing and project management skills and now shares those skills with her clients.

What areas do you serve?

Chaos Tamers provides in-person professional organizing services for the following locations:

·         Chicago North Shore

·         Chicago North & Downtown

·         Northern Suburbs

·         Northwest Suburbs

·         Lake County

·         DuPage County

We can also provide over-the-phone consulting for anyone anywhere, and make special arrangements for on-site services outside of the listed areas.

What do you charge for your professional organizing services?

All fees and quotes are provided on a case-by-case basis, after we have the opportunity to talk with you and customize a service program for your own personal needs. We offer very competitive rates at great value to local people. To request a free consultation, call 847-767-6139 or email

What local organizations do you work with?

Cathy is a member of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce (IL), a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), a member of the NAPO-Chicago chapter, a subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, a member of Illinois Continuity of Care Association, a member of the Association of Senior Service Providers-DuPage, a member of Senior's Professional Assistance Network, a lifetime member of Good Bears of the World (GBW) and vice-president of the Somethins’ Bruin den (GBW Milwaukee-area). Cathy and her husband also support the Northfield Food Pantry with monthly food donations.

Chaos Tamers Professional Organizing
Northbrook, IL  60062

(847) 767-61392