How To Develop A Family Technology Policy At Home

This weekend I attended the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) conference for our San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. The Annual NAPO-SFBA regional conference is an opportunity for members and those interested in becoming a professional organizer to network, learn innovative ways to organize, and discover new products and services to help our clients and their families stay clutter-free and productive.

Keynote speaker Judith Kolberg, a world-renown productivity specialist, had lots of tips and information. The following is a sample list of family technology policies for the home she shared with us to share with you:


Family Technology Policies:

  • No devices at the dinner table or church
  • No texting in front of grandma
  • Lights out means no devices
  • No devices within 10 feet of water (bathtub, swimming pool, a drink on a table, etc.)
  • No tech zone in the house should be observed

What family technology policies would you implement at your home? What would be your rewards for compliance or consequences for non-compliance?

For more about Judith Kolberg and putting together a Family Technology Policy, visit

For more about the National Association of Professional Organizers – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NAPO-SFBA) and the conference, visit: – Hope to see you at our 2015 conference! (Location TBA)

 Judith Kolberg founded FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989, the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). She is credited with launching a field of professional organizing dedicated to helping individuals challenged by chronic disorganization. Judith is the author of several books including Conquering Chronic Disorganization, which are required reading for industry certification programs (over a quarter million copies sold). She is a popular speaker and a featured organizer on the “Buried Alive” hoarding series. A native of New York, Judith lives in Atlanta, GA where she takes care of her mom, sees clients, writes, and publishes.