cupboard stuffed to the gills with craft supplies

What Does Chronically Disorganized Mean?

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization defines chronic disorganization as disorganization that persists over the long haul, often making your quality of life worse, and is a constant in your life no matter what you try to do to fix it…

Becoming a Better Organizer

I write this blog for you because I know that if you want to get organized, there's a way for you to do that. I'm always learning, whether it's through my work as an organizer, from my colleagues, from reading…

an organized desk with a sprig of lavender, an espresso cup and a wire basket organizing some books

Are Professional Organizers Doomed?

As the country gradually starts to reopen, there's a big question hanging over the heads of professional organizers: will people be willing to let us in their homes anytime soon? We weren't seen as an essential service when the virus…

cactus stored in basement during cold weather

Are You a Hoarder?

"Wow, look at all those cactuses. What a hoarder!" The word "hoarder" is thrown around a lot, never in a kind way. It's become a shortcut for a house that's stuffed to the gills, too crowded in the speaker's opinion.…

a basket full of small travel souvenirs

Professional Organizers Aren’t Perfect

Do you assume a professional organizer's house must be perfect? Not a teaspoon out of place, everything stowed in pristine Container Store finery at all times? After last week's blog post about living with a packrat, I heard from quite…

cluttered basement full of boxes and bags piled on top of each other

Living with a Packrat

Are you what FlyLady calls a "Born Organized" person? Do decluttering and organizing come naturally to you, so that although stuff comes in, you swiftly find a place for it and move other stuff out so that your place always…

purple stuffed animal with a nervous expression

Therapy Can be The Missing Piece

Are you just too busy to get organized or is there more to it? I had a client whose garage was completely full. The first time we met, he was quite unable to decide what to keep and what to let…

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