Author: Patty Wolf

Jeanne’s perspective on senior downsizing

Jeanne’s perspective on senior downsizing

Yesterday I attended a baby shower with my friend and her 90-year “young” mother. We’ll call my friend’s mother “Jeanne.” Somehow we began talking about her senior downsizing experience and I was fascinated with...

Do you worry that you might be a compulsive hoarder?

Do you worry that you might be a compulsive hoarder?

Do you wonder what you can do about compulsive hoarding? Its scary to see hoarding images on TV and realize that you could be the person labeled a compulsive hoarder in that TV show....

Downsize With Dignity!

Downsize With Dignity!

My mother’s friend Helen was amazing. She was a senior who had physical challenges and needed daily assistance. She knew that she could no longer live on her own. So, she decided to downsize...

The Ups and Downs of Senior Downsizing

The Ups and Downs of Senior Downsizing

It’s understandable that most seniors procrastinate when it comes to making the emotional decisions about senior downsizing. We’ve spent a lifetime collecting our possessions and we’d rather just leave things the way they are...

30-DAY Simplicity Challenge - Lets get organized!

30-Day Simplicity Challenge – Lets Get Organized!

Want to simplify your life? Here’s a 30-Day Simplicity Challenge you can set for yourself. You start on day 1 letting go of 1 item. On day 2 you let go of 2 items....

Minimize Distractions when Organizing Checklist

Minimize Distractions when Organizing

I worked with a new client today who is easily distracted when she’s trying to organize. She finds herself zig-zagging from one task to another without completing what she starts. She knows she must...

Patience with severe clutter

Patience with Client Readiness

Patience….. Today I found myself nudging my client to let go of items that are contributing to severe clutter in her home. I’m encouraging her to purge because she’s drowning in papers, clothes and...

Hoarding transformation before and after organizing and clearing

Hoarding Transformation – Clearing & Organizing a Hoarded Home

Clearing and organizing hoarded homes is a passion for StuffBusters. People reach out to us for help when they feel completely overwhelmed and they’re drowning in clutter. They don’t know how to begin to...

Hand holding up index finger represents TEAMWORK "Go Team! Organize"

Go Team Go! Organizing a Household with Teamwork!

Good grief! How in the world do you manage a household with two working parents and 4 school age kids? Start by thinking “EASY.” What’s the easiest way to get things done? Teamwork! Whether...

Clock says time to organize

How much Time Will it Take to Organize Your Home?

Some Clients Need More Time to Organize It’s amazing how clients differ in their “readiness for change.” Some people need to take their time and think slowly and deliberately before making decisions about each...