Hoarding Disorder support option

Dr. Chia-Ying Chou is offering a new Compassionate Mind Training for Hoarding & Cluttering Issues program starting July 22 for people who experience clutter/hoarding challenges. I’ve seen Dr. Chou speak. She is an extremely valuable asset in our community.  

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Stop Clutter from Stealing Your Life – Mike Nelson

Stop Clutter from Stealing Your Life Mike Nelson has written a painfully honest autobiographical account of his life as an extreme clutterer. That honesty is something that other clutterers MUST read, because I think it can give them hope. Nelson convincingly documents that a very disorganized person can gain control of his/her situation with a…

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Simplify your space – Marcia Ramsland

Simplify your space create order & reduce stress Marcia Ramsland’s book annoys me. I unfortunately find it an “Of course you can” book. “Of course you can” books always work on a premise of “this is simple, there’s no reason on Earth why you can’t do this.” They also tend to be one-size-fits-all. So they…

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Grief, Loss and Cluttering

Cane over chair

Wendy Sloneker, Grief Recovery Specialist® generously wrote this gentle, reassuring and informative essay for me after I remarked to her during a networking event that many of my clients are impacted by grief. I would never have known that so many variants of this emotion existed without Wendy sharing her expertise.   Thoughts on making…

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Throw Out Fifty Things

I attended a conference on hoarding disorder yesterday, 1/30/2021. Some of the materials reminded me of this book: Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life, authored by Gail Blanke and published in 2009. Ms. Blanke, from her book cover, is “a world-class motivator, a former columnist for Real Simple magazine, and the…

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Marla Cilley the FlyLady – Sink Reflections

Marla Cilley, the FlyLady, www.FlyLady.net, nurtures a millions-strong online community of people who share organizing tips and tools, motivation, and comradeship. They support and empower each other in countless ways. Cilley is the bedrock of that community, who over the course of her own struggle with chronic disorganization developed a very simple, very gradual, very…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Sidetracked Home Executives

When Casual Uncluttering LLC was so new I was terrified of making mistakes rather than confident that I would make them, I read organizing books as quickly as I could discover them. Marla Cilley, FlyLady.net, author of Sink Reflections (my review is here) was one of the first Organizers I studied – I wrote that…

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Diary of an Organizer – Mary Jane Maffini fini

I’ve read the last of Mary Jane Maffini’s Charlotte Adams series: Death Loves a Messy Desk, Closet Confidential, and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder. If you enjoy tongue-in-cheek, you will enjoy these. Charlotte Adams is an enduring, endearing nitwit who ought to consider it a wonder she and her friends are still alive after…

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#SmallisMighty Casual Uncluttering LLC – tiny!

Lauren Williams Casual Uncluttering LLC June 27, 2016

I’m watching the #SmallisMighty campaign on LinkedIn, in celebration of National Small Business Week. LinkedIn proclaims: “Happy National Small Business Week! All week long, we’ll be celebrating the power of small businesses. What ‘mighty moments’ has your business had? Share your story on LinkedIn with the hashtag hashtag#SmallisMighty and tag anyone who helped along the…

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