Category: Chronic Disorganization

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...

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...

Messy stack of papers

Choose to Change

Change is not easy for “James.” I worked with a gentleman today whose papers sat untouched in dusty boxes in the middle of his bedroom for 30 years. The first time we worked together...

wringing hands represents anxiety about organizing

Organizing Anxiety

You might be feeling anxious just thinking about working with a professional organizer. From many years of organizing experience I know that some of my clients are so anxious they can’t sleep the night...

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Article in Book for Disorganized People

Disorganized people need compassionate support when disorganization undermines their physical and emotional well-being. In continuing my journey to help people who are disorganized, I contributed an article to an important new book designed to...

Piles of clutter around a room

Is it compulsive hoarding or chronic disorganization?

It’s often hard to tell at first glance if you’re looking at a hoarding situation. Both hoarding and chronic disorganization (CD) can look extremely cluttered, dusty, overstuffed and messy. Most people assume the individuals...