Category: Hoarding Help

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....

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...

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...

hoarded room, bags clutter boxes stuff

Our Perspective on Hoarding

Being a professional organizer is one of the great joys of my life. At StuffBusters we’re honored to help people through the challenging process of clearing, simplifying, downsizing, and organizing their homes. We work...

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...

Patty Wolf, featured talking on news show Chicago Tonight hoarding segment

StuffBusters Owner on Chicago Tonight Hoarding Segment

  StuffBusters owner, Patty Wolf, CPO-CD® and Hoarding Specialist, is featured on this Chicago Tonight hoarding segment by Channel 11 WTTW Chicago, “Unpacking the Rise of Hoarding,” which aired on September 28, 2015. Phil...

News Item graphic

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...