Casual Uncluttering Hoarding Situation 2

The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization For Professional Organizers, Kate Varness, CPO-CD, MA, Editor This book, written and edited by organizing specialists, ADHD experts and psychologists, is a primer for people who are trying to understand individuals who suffer from particularly complex organizing challenges.  Its primary audience is professional organizers, but it can be of…

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Andrew J. Mellen, once-upon-a-time VirgoMan and now “simply” “The Most Organized Man in America,” began in the organizing profession in 1996.  He’s another of our giants – a little more literally, since he stands at 6′ 1″ – alongside such luminaries as Judith Kolberg and Julie Morgenstern. Luminary is appropriate in another sense – Mellen…

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Yes, even organizers need organization resources.

My everlasting gratitude to Dr. Gregory Chasson, a clinician with too many impressive accomplishments to list here, and The Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force for pointing me to several of these hoarding disorder assessment tools which were unfamiliar to me. I’m pleased to say that several of my colleagues and I pointed him to a resource…

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Cane over chair

Wendy Sloneker, Grief Recovery Specialist® generously wrote this gentle, reassuring and informative essay for me after I remarked to her during a networking event that many of my clients are impacted by grief. I would never have known that so many variants of this emotion existed without Wendy sharing her expertise.   Thoughts on making…

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Sound may grant the ultimate power of connection to us. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami have compiled promising data that a routine hearing test administered to newborns may allow doctors to accurately screen those newborns for autism. In other words, there is more evidence that how children hear reflects how…

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Dr. Fugen Neziroglu, a world-renowned clinician for the treatment of hoarding disorder through her clinic the BioBehavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, is the author of numerous research papers, several books and a thought-provoking public speaker. I’ve reviewed her book Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save & How You Can Stop in another post. I’ve…

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Woman in a pile of shoes

For all my colleagues, clients and friends who love their Christian Louboutin, shoes shoes everywhere and 30 Amazing Ways to Keep Them Organized from Hometalk. I’m not handy unless there’s a desperate situation to overcome. Barely crafty. My idea of stylish is a sneaker with a splash of color and I can’t remember when I…

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Clutter Buddies are soul mates. Or, at least, really really kind, patient, generous and compassionate people – people you meet in a support group, Professional Organizers, friends, family – who are willing to sit with you, or banter on the phone with you, or let you check in with them by text, as you get…

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Single-use plastic carryout bags are banned in Washington State as of January 1, 2021 (Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5323). And it’s going to cost us – the legislation requires retailers to charge a fee, until at least December 31, 2025, to anyone who doesn’t bring reusable tools who’ll therefore need temporary. There are reasonable exceptions,…

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It’s heartening to see the creative and caring adaptations our communities, from the staff at restaurants to our public servants, are developing every day to try to return our society to more typical routines. For me, especially ones which contribute to protecting our environment. And so it pleases me to post announcements about the following…

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