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Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home is a self-help book written by Lauren Rosenfeld, a life coach who focuses on spirituality, and Dr. Melva Green, a psychiatrist on the TV show Hoarders. I watch Hoarders for white noise while I work, I dislike Hoarders, I have a guilty plea...
I wish I'd read Stuff by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee a long long time ago. Because it's the first book I would have always recommended, and it is now the first book I will always recommend, to anyone who thinks s/he/they may have hoarding challenges, or to anyone who has suffered the impact of ...
Rise Above Your Stuff: A Workbook for those Struggling to find Themselves amidst their Stuff  by Dr. Barbara Jo Dennison and Ms. Karen Kruzan is both a self-help manual for people with clutter challenges and a workbook which can be used as a supplement to their Fresh Start support group programmi...
Fresh Start: Overcoming Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding Group Manual by Barbara Jo Dennison, PhD, LISW-S and Ms. Karen Kruzan, LISW-S, CPO-CD, a manual for the development and maintenance of support groups for people with clutter challenges, is one of the few books I've ever read which I've ...
So I'm working with HS late afternoon Saturday. Up in Heron's Cove (By the way, all names are fictional). Kinda out there in the middle of it's-a-small-town nowhere. And we're doing our thing, clearing a cabinet. Knickknacks, memorabilia, tools, sewing notions. And a bullet. Big 'ol thing, good t...
"Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen, of course. If I had a penny for every time I've had someone ask if this ever runs through my head... "Another One Bites the Dust". Naturally. Need I even attribute it to Queen? But I have an absolute favorite, thanks to Iaan Hughes  of 91.3 KBCS, by Forro in the ...
This is the second in the series of my video reviews detailing my opinions of the books which are fundamental to my approach to organizing, and my upcoming webinars. Making Peace with the Things in Your Life by Cindy Glovinsky. Another rough home-made job, but the webinar, Find and Honor Your Org...
Hallie Ephron, author of Careful What You Wish For, did a superlative job immersing herself in an Organizer's world. I have huge respect for a writer who visits NAPO-New England (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) to get the insider's perspective. Was even more gra...
It's tooooo cold out, so I'm reading ALOT more. Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine is a delightful read. Ms. Caine has a sly sense of humor, her characters are ridiculously quirky but believable, the plot is just twisty enough to be satisfying without annoying. The main amateur private eye ISN'T a...

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