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How Much Difficulty Do You Have With Acquiring More Stuff?

Key #2 One of our first homework exercises we do in the Clearing Clutter Support Group and it is amazing what insights come out of this.  Shopping, finding things, getting things given to you from well meaning friends or family, mail and flyers … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Chronic Disorganization

What is the connection between Mental Health and Chronic Disorganization? It was once thought that OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, was the main issue with individuals who were living with “Hoarding Disorder” (which was deemed a Mental Health Illness in the DSM 1V … 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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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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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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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 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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