Huge Improvements on the De-Cluttering

The participants were asked to complete a self-assessment at the beginning of the Clearing Clutter Support Group and then again at the end. These assessments asked participants to rate themselves in 3 general categories: Clutter, Difficulty Discarding and Acquiring. The bar graphs below indicate the progress made by individual participants in each area. A higher score indicates more severe or extreme challenges related to clutter, discarding and acquiring respectively, whereas a lower score indicates mild to moderate challenges in these areas.  

This first graph shows the amount of clutter the individual feels they have in their home.  The purple (the first) is the number from Week 1 and the blue (the second) is from Week 8. (I hope you can see it okay)

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The next graph shows the improvement that has happened around being able to discard items.  It is really all about the lessened anxiety about being able to let go.

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The final one here and the one that people are most able to get a handle on easily is the awareness and ability to stop acquiring so much stuff.  As you can see, everyone was able to make progress.

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WOW!! Participants made some huge improvements and you can too!!

Check out the Hoarding Self Assessment Tool here: Hoarding Self Assessment

(This Self Assessment Tool is from Buried in Treasures by David Tolin, Randy Frost and Gail Steketee)

Thank you for following me along on this journey.

The next group coming up in April 2015 is full and the group after that will not be until September 2015.  Let me know if you would like further information or you would like to be on the list for September.  Please add any thoughts or comments below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Kimberley

I am a Case Manager at My Sisters’ Place which is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association London Middlesex. My Sisters’ Place is a program for vulnerable women. I love my job and all the wonderful women I work with. I am very honored to do this work with women who have been through so much and are so open in sharing their stories.
I initiated and designed a Clearing Clutter Support Group which I have been facilitating since 2007 with a co-worker. I love running this group and learn so much from the participants. We offer this eight week program three or four times a year.
I started my business Space For You in 2010 and work with individuals in their homes as well as offer some workshops in the community. I am available to speak to groups on “De-Cluttering Your Life”, “The Magic of De-Cluttering”, “Space Clearing” or really anything to do with clutter and hoarding.

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4 Responses to Huge Improvements on the De-Cluttering

  1. Seana Turner says:

    Wow, that really is some tangible progress. How exciting. This must make all of the work of the initiative feel so worthwhile:)

    • Kimberley says:

      Thanks Seana, It is amazing the progress that everyone makes. They are usually so surprised too. Thanks for commenting!!

  2. That is wonderful! It must be fantastic to see everyone’s reactions. Will you follow up with them again to see if they hold their gains?

    • Kimberley says:

      Hi Autumn,
      Yes, they are all usually so surprised at their own progress. I don’t actually follow up with them, but they are all welcome to join the Peer Support Group that meets weekly in the community. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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