Tag Archives: chronic disorganization

Mental Health and Chronic Disorganization

What is the connection between Mental Health and Chronic Disorganization? As most of you know I work with vulnerable women as a Case Manager (Mental Health Worker).  We believe that almost 100% of women who come through the doors at My Sisters’ … 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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My Best Tips for Organizing Success

I found this list of tips in my handouts and have expanded on each of them for you. Hope they help you with your organizing success.  OHIO – Only Handle it Once! This can be a hard one for all … 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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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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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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Who Defines How We Live Our Lives?

I recently met a very interesting Jamaican man at a festival I was attending out of town with some friends.  The festival was at the home of friends and in their backyard.  He came over from his house because he … Continue reading

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Help for Hoarders Facing Eviction – What can you do?

I am currently working with two women who are facing eviction.  The fact that they are aware that they could lose their housing can be a motivational factor.  Both of them have been homeless or have moved and lost most … 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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