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Can you have too many shoes?

Can you have too many shoes? I usually start my speaking engagements with asking this simple question.  I get quite a reaction – usually laughter and lots of YESES! I often see shoes that make me feel sad – Maybe a little worn & forgotten at the back of wardrobes to deteriorate & get dusty? Maybe…
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Are you too attached to your stuff? Psychology of Ownership

If you are having trouble letting go of items, possibly you may be TOO ATTACHED, this is a great post on Constantly Curious about the Psychology of Ownership – Our sense of ownership is established early The Endowment Effect – we value items more once we own them Hoarding Disorder – people are protective of…
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After our parents are gone

Dealing with the loss of a parent is unimaginable “When a parent passes away, we take on a new kind of work. I am not referring to the necessary “estate chores” of filing papers or clearing out the house. I am referring to the psychological process of sorting out the seemingly impalpable experience of the…
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Merry Christmas & a fabulous New Year

As 2017 draws to a close, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & fabulous 2018. I have been a little quiet at allsorters during 2017 due to personal circumstances, but am looking forward to re-invigorating my newsletter and blog in 2018. allsorters is closing from 21-Dec-2017 returning later in January.  If you need…
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Hoarding Specialist

I am pleased to announce that I have added a third Specialist Certificate from the Institute of Challenging Disorganization USA – Hoarding The mission of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is to provide education, research and strategies to benefit people challenged by chronic disorganization. Why we keep stuff is often fascinating & when Hoarding…
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