Author Archives: Kimberley

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.

Five Tips for Happy Spring Cleaning/Clearing

It’s that time of year again when we feel motivated to make some changes in our lives.  Longer daylight hours and seeing the sun a bit more often just helps us all to feel better. Warmer weather allows us to … Continue reading

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Is there a link between physical and emotional clutter?

Declutter Your Life and Mind.  This is a talk/workshop I am doing on March 21, 2018 at a local library.  One of the areas I will be talking about is the connection between physical and emotional clutter.   How do … Continue reading

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Peer Support Works

The Clutter Clearers’ Peer Support Circle has been meeting now for five years.  They are coming up to their anniversary in April 2018 and are planning to celebrate.  Yes, Peer Support Works! They might have a party in someones home. … Continue reading

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The Graduates of the Clearing Clutter Group – Week 8

Week 8 – Eight graduates finished strong today. Eight Weeks really flies by and from what the participants wrote on their evaluations they wish that this Clearing Clutter Support  Group could be longer. Participants are usually invited to come back … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Now What?

This is actually the second last week but participants are realizing that this group is coming to an end. They are starting to feel concerned that they will not have the same accountability when they are not attending the group. … Continue reading

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Doing the Work of Decluttering- Week 6

By week 6 the participants are really getting it and doing the work of decluttering. They are talking about some subtle shifts happening in their lives and homes. Most participants in this session are living with others whether it is … Continue reading

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Getting Motivated – Week 5

  Getting Motivated and Staying Motivated is always a challenge and of course is never a straight line. Life is going to be up and down, good days and bad days, low energy at times, and slipping back is easy … Continue reading

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Awareness and Letting Go – Week 4

Awareness and Letting Go.  Yes, week 4 already and halfway through this session. You may recall from last week that participants were asked to bring in items that they were struggling to let go of. Participants who bring in items … Continue reading

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Emotional Responses to Our Clutter – Week 3

When you think about your stuff what kinds of emotions come up? If you struggle somewhat with your stuff you may think of these negative emotions right away. They may include feelings of fear and anxiety, grief and loss, sadness, … Continue reading

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Why do I struggle with this clutter issue? Week 2

Week 2 is all about looking at yourself and figuring out why I am struggling with this issue.  It can be quite intense as it is all about looking at yourself and the factors that have led up to why me? … Continue reading

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