Category Archives: families

Let’s Simplify For The Holidays

Most of us can probably feel the energy and the anxiety of the festivities coming up. Just pop into any retail store and the music and the pressure to buy and give as much as possible is everywhere. There is … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Open Pandora’s Box?

Do you have boxes that haven’t been opened in you can’t remember how long?  Have you forgotten what is in them?   You open up the box and realize that it is full of mementos from a loved one who … Continue reading

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The Comfort Quilt – A Story of Friendship and Support

“I never could imagine myself needing The Comfort Quilt.  When one of our friends brought the Comfort Quilt over to me…. I was thinking I don’t need or want this quilt.” This is what I sent back to my friends….. … Continue reading

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Do you Have Unfinished Projects? Great ideas for the future?

Some of you know that I started a fun project awhile ago.  After cleaning out my parents home, I agreed to take all of my mom’s collectable spoons.  My mom picked one up on every trip she went on with … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Downsizing Your Life

Are you starting to think about downsizing your life?  Here are some great tips to get you started.  I compiled these tips as I was getting ready to do a half hour talk/discussion with a group of women from a … 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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Peer Support Rocks!

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 Rocks! 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! This … Continue reading

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