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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It’s a crystal-edged line between bragging and providing information sometimes. I’ve just finished a very preliminary introductory course to Motivational Interviewing (MI), an incredibly powerful way of framing conversations to allow a person, whether a service provider, a sports coach, a teacher or a parent, to help another person, whether a client, team mate, student…

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Support can come in many forms. It’s not always easy to find. I’m not a member of 2e Seattle, but I wish I’d known about it when I needed it. 2e Seattle is a network for parents of twice-exceptional children; children who are both highly intelligent and challenged by learning differences. To say being a…

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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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