Category Archives: chronic disorganization

How to Help People Declutter Who Have Symptoms of Trauma

As most of you know, I worked in mental health for many years working with vulnerable people (mostly women) but I also worked with men in the early years.  When I think of the individuals I worked with, most of … Continue reading

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Getting Help To Declutter When You Have PTSD

If you have had a lot of trauma in your life, then you will want to have a Professional Organizer/Mental Health/Support Worker/Family Member who has knowledge and experience working within a Trauma Informed Approach. It is important to have positive … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts and Hobbies Out of Control?

Need some inspiration to start to organize your arts and crafts supplies? Check out these great tips! Continue reading

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How to Have More Clarity and Trust Your Intuition

My word for this year is clarity. Clarity for me means knowing what my vision is for my life and knowing what I want to focus my energy on. I can easily feel overwhelmed and “all over the map” not … Continue reading

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Emotional Responses to Your Stuff

When you think about your stuff what kinds of emotions come up? If you struggle somewhat with your stuff you may think of negative emotions right away. They may include feelings of fear and anxiety, grief and loss, sadness, guilt … Continue reading

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Awareness and Letting Go

It can be hard to let go of our treasured belongings especially if we have collected a lot of stuff over many years.  Maybe we have tried many times to do the work of downsizing only to feel that we … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Loved One to Declutter? 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 is not motivated … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Loved One to Declutter? 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 to declutter? It … Continue reading

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How to Help your Family Member who has Hoarding Disorder

Do you have a family member who is struggling with hoarding?  Have you tried to help them only to be left feeling frustrated and feeling angry with each other?  This is certainly a huge challenge that I am sure would … Continue reading

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The Connection between 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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