Category Archives: families

How to Help Your Loved One who has Hoarding Disorder? Part 2

What do you do when your loved one is not motivated to make changes to make their place safer and healthier? What will motivate them to want to make change? How can you help your loved one who has hoarding disorder? … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Loved One who has Hoarding Disorder? Part 1

What do you do when your loved one is not motivated to make changes to make their place safer and healthier?  What will motivate them to want to make change?  How can you help your loved one who has hoarding … Continue reading

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How to Help your Family Member who has Chronic Disorganization

Do you have a family member who is struggling with chronic disorganization?  Have you tried to help them only to be left feeling frustrated and both of you feeling angry at each other?  This is certainly a huge challenge that … 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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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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What is the Vision You Would Like To Create For Your Home and Your Life?

What is the vision you have for your home?  For your Life?  I think it is hard to create the vision you want for your home when you are unsure about what you want for your life. What is the … Continue reading

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The Walls Came Tumbling Down – Part 1

And now for something completely different….. I know this is not my usual blog post style but as promised to some of my friends, I wanted to blog about the process of making some changes in my home and my life. … 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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Help for Firefighters and First Responders

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to about fifty Firefighters in the County (Arva) with a co-worker and a Peer Support Worker (volunteer) about how we can work with people who have clutter and hoarding issues.  They said … Continue reading

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When Decluttering Turns Into A Family Argument

So, I arrive at my clients home, a family of three who I have been working with weekly for almost a year now and I can tell right away there is tension in the air.  The mom and dad are … Continue reading

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