I was planning on a gleeful, goofy post about donating a trash bag stuffed to ripping with child-sized Santa Claus hats to The NOAH Center, a no-kill animal shelter in Stanwood, today. Because I did. Blasted things had lived under my bed for a YEAR, creating dust bunnies, multiplying like them for all I knew,…

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Going virtual has been AMAZING for my chapter, Seattle Area, of one of my professional societies, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.   Take a look at our upcoming presentations and please come join us if topics intrigue you!   Thriving in a Pandemic, Dr. Jayne DuBois, Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:00PM PST…

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Man wearing blindfold

OHMIGOSH. I find refreshment in the oddest places. I spent the morning of Saturday 8/15/2020 at the International OCD Foundation‘s Online Hoarding Meeting and I walked away inspired, invigorated and hopeful. There are sooooooooooo many people who care trying to find answers about this illness. And so many resources I didn’t know about for people…

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Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

I was introduced to Beyond Hoarding, a 2019 documentary motivated by director David Coffin’s personal experiences as the executor clearing out the hoarded estate of his Great Uncle John, during the  International OCD Foundation‘s 2020 Online Hoarding Meeting. The film is a painstakingly balanced and sensitive examination of hoarding disorder. Balanced because it demonstrates the…

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I’m humbled by my clients. Clients on public assistance who, when we clear their spaces, are careful to remind me to bring their items to charity. Who volunteer their time in houses of worship, museums, their hospice communities. Clients who have helped indigent friends and family pay for my help. And today, I got a…

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I chased Tuesday’s meteors for hours. Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids beckoned, at their most flamboyant 7-28 -29, and my schedule let me venture forth on an increasingly demanding whim. I set out around 8PM, heading to Skykomish, elevation 928 feet in the Cascade Mountains. I got very close, the sun starting to set,…

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I’m on the Board of the NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter. Have been, on and off, for years. I’ve stepped into a new role, Secretary, this year. Can ya imagine that Secretary involves a LOT of paperwork? Yup. And our chapter has a goal of going paperless. So I’m…

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