Category Archives: Clutter

How much clutter do you have around your home?

Key #2  Has your clutter become invisible? Check out the 5 questions below So, what happens when you look around at your surroundings? What do you see? Sometimes we need to have new eyes when we look at our space and … Continue reading

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Three Keys to Starting the De-Cluttering Process

Are you wondering how you can even start the de-cluttering process?  It can be so overwhelming that it is easy to just look around and throw your hands up and say to yourself “what is the use, I just don’t … Continue reading

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Do you need some help with Organizing Your Office?

Do you struggle with organizing your office?  I sure do.  I honestly believe that we are all experts in our own lives and we know what we need.  I was asked to attend a meeting where I used to work because they … Continue reading

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How To Practice Harm Reduction in Hoarding

How can we practice harm reduction in hoarding? Lets face it, if you are struggling with hoarding or chronic disorganization, you likely are not going to have a home that you would see in a home and garden magazine!   … Continue reading

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Happy Spring Clearing: Physical and Emotional Clutter

It’s that time of year again when we feel motivated to make some changes in our lives.  How do we move the physical clutter and what happens when we do?  What about the emotional clutter that tends to come up? … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Clutter Clearers’ Peer Circle

I had the honour of visiting the Clutter Clearers’ Peer Circle once again on a recent Friday morning. They came up with a list of questions for me and while I thought long and hard about how to address them … Continue reading

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Happy New Clearing

I love the idea of clearing out the old energy and making room for the new. But really, how do you do this and what does it really mean for you?  I don’t believe in New Years’ Resolutions.  I am … Continue reading

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Hoarding, Acquiring, Saving, Letting Go, Awareness, Action = Hope

Some people might think that there is no hope for someone who has a hoarding problem and I am not about to make light of it at all because as we know it is a very challenging issue. But…..there are … Continue reading

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How to Determine if Your Client is Just Being Willful or Struggling with OCPD

Is there a difference between OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and OCPD Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder? This was originally posted on April 25, 2015 at http://smarthappyorganized.com/tidy-and-messy-at-the-same-time-a-look-at-ocpd-and-hoarding/ There can be overlapping symptoms at times so it can be very confusing. It was … Continue reading

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10 Practical Strategies for De-Cluttering Your Life and Home

I regularly do a talk called De-Clutter Your Life at a local Family Counselling Centre in London, Ontario.  At one time I put together a list of strategies to help people to De-Clutter Their Lives (in general) so speaking to a … Continue reading

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