Category Archives: compulsive acquiring

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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What is your personal clutter model?

One of the first steps in being able to solve a problem is knowing what has led you to this issue.  Everyone is very individual in how they deal with their stuff.  So it can be important to figure out … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter Support Group Week 3

Week 3 is fun!!  Participants are starting to get into the swing of things and are starting to develop some awareness around their acquiring behaviours and their thought processes.   They are also starting to develop some trust with each other. … Continue reading

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Help Card for Emotional Shoppers

Do you need to cut down on your shopping?  Do you find yourself shopping to avoid uncomfortable feelings?  Are you in debt over your ears? ugh!!  Here is some help in the form of a card that you can cut … Continue reading

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