Letters to Clutter: Tell it how you Really Feel!

Send me your letters to clutter.  Does this sound like you? You’re standing in front of your desk, staring at the stacks of paper, frustrated and overwhelmed.  “Why are you still here?  Why can’t you find a file to climb into and make yourself available when I need you?  Somewhere in there is the invoice I’m trying to get paid…

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Time and Hoarding Behaviour

There is an important and strong link between time and hoarding behaviour. While sorting, sifting and moving a client’s boxes today, I had occasion to notice the amount of time we were spending moving – sorting – moving  – sorting and moving again.  This particular client has been suffering from hoarding behavior, a mental disorder included in the Diagnostic and…

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Children’s Behaviour when parents exhibit Hoarding Behaviour

A friend and colleague recently contacted me regarding behaviour she had seen in one of her contacts.  She poses an interesting question and I thought you all might be interested. VB writes: Is Hoarding in the genes? Have you ever seen young children hoard? In a family I recently worked with, one of the children cried and was very upset when…

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Making Fun of Road Trips

In my part of the world, central Canada, this weekend celebrates the first of our precious, summer Long Weekends.  Victoria Day weekend is a traditional time for planting annuals, opening cottages and generally getting out and about on bikes and in cars.  So Canadians – Happy Victoria Day weekend! If you are going to be using your car this summer…

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Book a Meeting with Yourself

I have 4 hours all to myself today: that is, all to myself and the mound of paper work that accumulated while I was off tending to clients. We schedule our meetings with clients, with staff and all manner of other related services for our lives but how often do we book time with ourselves to clear out the clutter?  Unfortunately we…

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