The Paper Academy

About Terina

Terina Bainter
Terina M. Bainter
CPO, COC, ACC
Certified Professional Organizer
Certified Organizer Coach
Associate Certified Coach

You can ask anyone who knows me, I was born with a PASSION for organization! By the time I was nine years old, I was already devising schemes to organize the contents of my room in a way that maximized accessibility, convenience, and space. Since then, I have been committed to helping others find joy in organization too – I am one of less than 10% of organizers who have attained their Certified Professional Organizer credential, along with my many other certifications! 

I started my Professional Organizing business in 2012 to help others reach their potential by decluttering and organizing their homes. Helping my clients create and maintain streamlined systems of organization is SO rewarding! 

Through my work as a professional organizer, I have learned that the number one thing that clutters people’s homes and stresses them out is PAPER! 

That is why I founded The Paper Academy, to help my clients learn how to sort their mail, process their important papers, and create filing systems that keeps them on top of their paperwork. 

Seeing my clients’ confidence increase as they learn to take control of their paperwork warms my heart every time. I hear from my clients time and again that being on top of their paperwork brings them a sense of pride that they didn’t know existed within them. They are always surprised that the skills that they learn to manage their paperwork can be utilized in other areas of their home. I love it when they tell me that they’re all of a sudden organizing their drawers and cabinets, too! 

Ultimately, my goal is to help you improve your life and save you money by reducing the anxiety, time, and expense that your cluttered environment causes. Learning the skills to manage your paperwork is the perfect place to begin your organizing journey!

Everyone deserves the confidence in dealing with their paperwork – including YOU! 

My Certifications

  • NAPO – Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) 
  • The International Coaching Federation – Associate Certified Coach (ACC™) 
  • Coach Approach for Organizers – Certified Organizer Coach (COC®) 
  • ICD – CD Specialist Certificate 
  • ICD – ADD Specialist Certificate
  • ICD – Hoarding Specialist 
  • ICD – Aging Specialist
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Life Transitions 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Time Management and Productivity 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of Aging CD Clients 
  • ICD – Certificate of Study in Basis Mental Health Conditions & Challenges Affecting the CD Client