Tag Archives: chronic disorganization

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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Six Stages of Change

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” ― Maya Angelou I recently had the honour of visiting the Clutter Clearers Peer Support Group, a … Continue reading

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Huge Improvements on the De-Cluttering

The participants were asked to complete a self-assessment at the beginning of the Clearing Clutter Support Group and then again at the end. These assessments asked participants to rate themselves in 3 general categories: Clutter, Difficulty Discarding and Acquiring. The bar … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter Support Group – Week 8

Well, yes, this is the final week (that sure flew by).   This week is somewhat bittersweet, especially with this group as there was such consistent attendance and it was also a nice small group.  Really, every group is special though!!  … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter Support Group Week 7

An interesting week!!  Special Guests, inspiration, and ah ha moments !!! We had four guests come today from the Clutter Clearer’s Peer Support Group.  This group meets every Friday in a local coffee shop and all are graduates of the … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter Support Group – Week 6

Wow, we are on the home stretch now – Week 6  Woohoo!!  We have had really consistent attendance in this group.  It is small which is nice, about 8 participants and one member was off sick this week.  We really … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter Support Group – Week 5

Our group is two hours each week and participants soon figure out that we do have a set agenda that they can count on.  So each week we start with a Check in/Successes/Homework which means that everyone has the opportunity … Continue reading

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