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Are you a hoarder or just disorganized?

by respaced on August 22, 2013

On more than one occasion, I have had organizing clients tell me that they are hoarders. They point to a mound of paperwork or a closet overflowing with craft supplies as evidence of their hoarding behavior. One person pointed to a shelf full of haircare products.These same people often feel such a sense of self-disgust […]

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If you struggle with compulsive hoarding or have a family member who does, please consider participating in this survey for a research study from the University of Minnesota. Jennifer Sampson, the researcher conducting this survey, writes, “To date, there are no large-scale studies that examine the joint influence that family experiences and unresolved trauma have […]

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Just in care you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of April 4: 2011 Feel like you are drowning in your stuff? Maybe these “should” statements are to blame Too often, our things oppress us because they carry with them so many responsibilities and obligations. See if […]

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Just in case you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of March 14: 2011 How to organize those magnetic letters on your refrigerator You are going to love how easy this idea is! 2010 DIY headboard heaven 6 ideas for fabulous headboards you can make yourself! Have […]

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Just in case you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of March 8: 2011 Stressed out by choosing paint colors? Let me do it for you Did you know I do paint consultations? Well, I do and I use paint from Devine Paints, which is guaranteed to […]

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Just in case you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of March 1: 2011 What do you do when your child wants to keep everything? Some of my best ideas for teaching children to part with their old toys. Does your house represent the real you? Or […]

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Just in case you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of February 22: 2011 3 children’s storage products that I hate — and the alternatives that I love Yup, I have hatred in my heart. Fortunately, it’s only for things like toy boxes. 2010 How to organize […]

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Just in case you missed it, here ‘s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of February 15: 2011 Disorganization is robbing you of your money! An injustice is being committed in your own home and you have the power to stop it! (I’m going for a dramatic feel today …) […]

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Just in case you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of February 9: 2011 Ask the Organizer: How do I know if my child has too many toys? Instead of trying to pin down a magic number, think of it this way. Excellent children’s storybooks for teaching […]

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Just in case you missed it, here’s what we were discussing a year or two ago the week of February 1: 2011 Overwhelmed by your to-do list? Six fabulous tips for getting it all done Rereading these tips has made me realize that I need to take Megan’s advice more often, especially about doing difficult […]

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