Mindset Program for Clutterers
Very High Success Rate!*

Overwhelmed by clutter?
Do you buy a lot of storage containers but don’t use them?
Do you dream of a fairy godmother such as Oprah would come in and fix everything?
Do you wish your closet, home, car or office was organized?

There is hope!

Click here to get a free ebook of the Wandering Butterfly and Inchworm techniques for decluttering, organizing and cleaning!

Beverly Keyes Taylor, Certified Hypnotist, and her associates help people who have clutter issues through the use of hypnosis and other mindset modalities. This is for individuals who have struggled with a high level of messiness, clutter, hoarding, or disorganization (often including procrastination or compulsive shopping) for most of their lives, after a life changing event such as an illness or residence change, or any other reason. This is sometimes called “disposophobia”.

The program is individual sessions, usually between three to six. Beverly conducted a highly successful study in which a very high majority felt better after every session, felt hope often for the first time, reduced negative feelings, increased positive feelings, and performed a cleanup process with outstanding results that often felt easy and “without effort”. *All improved their orderliness!

Beverly Taylor has written two outstanding books based on her research, “Clutter to Clarity™: The Easy Key to Organizing” and “Clutter to Clarity™ for Practitioners: Using Hypnosis to Help People Clear Clutter” and recorded two guided meditation audios, “Baby Steps to Orderliness” and “On The Path of Orderliness”. You may purchase these from her web store.

Great News! We now have Certified Clutter to Clarity™ Practitioners! So far we have over 30 practitioners in the United States. There are hypnotists in other countries considering certification also. For a referral to a practitioner near you, please contact Easy Key to Life Institute. More to come!


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Here is a list of Beverly’s clutter articles that are posted on www.Ezinearticles.com. Click the title to read the full article.

  • Guided Meditation and Positive Thinking – Letting Go of Grudges So You Can Move Forward in Life
    May 10, 2012 03:25:23 pm
    Are you feeling angry, in need of stress management, like somebody owes you a happier life? If you’ve been stuck in a grudge against somebody, are you tired of living life that way? Here are some words of encouragement that can help you let go of a grudge keeping you stuck. By following a simple process, you can renew your life once again.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Open Yourself Up To New Beliefs And Feelings
    December 17, 2010 12:26:12 am
    You can reduce clutter by reducing and releasing limiting beliefs and stuck negative emotions. But what next? You can reduce these and be in a neutral state. That’s very good. But many clutterers have not even considered new, positive beliefs and feelings. Unfortunately, the predominate culture did a great job in the past of imposing or promoting negative concepts as if clutterers are permanently damaged. That just is not true.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Rest First Before Decluttering, Organizing and Cleaning
    December 16, 2010 12:41:21 pm
    You may be thinking, “What? She wants me to rest first? I have way too much to do.” Well, does it really work to push yourself to exhaustion, thinking you will get more done? Will you actually get more done? Or will you just be moving at half pace, doing a half way job? And will you feel good or miserable? There are many good reasons why you should rest first, before decluttering, organizing and cleaning.
  • Clutterers and Hoarders – Feel The Need To Shop Or Pick Up Something Free?
    December 07, 2010 12:56:55 am
    At some time or another, you probably felt a desire to buy something. Or you may have seen something free, even a free newspaper or brochure, and felt like picking it up. You probably had an idea that it would be helpful to you or someone else in some way. That part of your brain really, really wanted this new thing or things. But if you’re in process of decluttering, more things can make it worse, not better. Here are some techniques to help you when you feel this way.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Less In, More Out
    December 07, 2010 01:19:13 am
    What’s really important for decluttering? Bottom line, you need to bring less in to your home and move more out of your home. Here are some techniques to help you do this.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – What, Have Fun?
    November 26, 2010 02:20:12 pm
    It is very common for clutterers to dread and resist decluttering, organizing and/or cleaning in their cluttered areas. It’s also very common for a clutterer to not even consider that cleaning up could possibly be fun. So an excellent goal is to consider making the actions fun. If you can’t even do any of that, at least go for emotionally neutral. Read this article for ideas to make it fun!
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Giving Thanks For Blessings
    November 21, 2010 11:02:05 pm
    You may be thinking why would she be talking about clutter, hoarding and giving thanks in the same sentence. In a hoarding and cluttered situation, most people focus on the negative. Yes, it is true that there is a lot of clutter in the home or office and it may be very unorganized. But this does not mean that everything is negative and you can’t find something positive in your life. Let’s look for the positive now.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – What If I Have Obstacles?
    October 24, 2010 10:46:53 pm
    Most of us could clean and organize our homes if we had all the time in the world, with unlimited energy and no emotional baggage to slow us down. Well, that would be like wishing upon a star and believing in the tooth fairy. So in actuality, most of us have to make do with the situation we have. We all have obstacles, whether they are emotional, time-based, physical in the home or with health challenges.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Neutral Thoughts Create A Great Balance
    October 04, 2010 09:38:44 pm
    When you are feeling bad, do you think you need to push yourself to feeling good? Sometimes this is just too hard and you stay feeling negative. Many hoarders and clutterers are filled with negative self talk. Yet, there is another choice, which is to move toward a neutral feeling. You can do this by acknowledging your thoughts and feelings, stop focusing on failure, move your thoughts to neutral, and finally, practice makes perfect!
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Creating New Habits
    September 27, 2010 03:07:19 am
    Have you ever paid attention to and analyzed your daily habits? Have you noticed which habits work and which aren’t working for you? You can improve your life and your serenity (or sanity) by improving your habits. First, you will choose a daily action, pick the location or activity, repeat it until it is programmed into your brain and then begin the process again.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – What If I Get Sidetracked Or Go Backwards?
    August 03, 2010 11:19:51 pm
    Don’t worry about getting sidetracked in your decluttering efforts. I mean it. You can’t be perfect, no one can. If this were really easy for you and you had no issues about decluttering, then you would have a decluttered home naturally. But you are a member of 15% of the population that is cluttered. That’s a lot of people, meaning millions and millions of people. You are probably very, very good and very fast at other things. This happens not to be one of them. That’s ok because no one is perfect.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – The Emotional Whiplash of Letting Go
    August 03, 2010 12:48:55 am
    Have you ever felt so proud of yourself for letting go of some of your clutter, only to find inside your heart you felt sadness? Many of my clients have expressed that while they were very happy they had made progress in their journey of releasing their clutter, they also felt an overwhelming sense of sadness. I am going to explain why this sadness is real and give a couple ideas how to help release that feeling. You may find this helps in many other aspects of life as well.
  • Hoarding and Clutter – 3 Amazing Tips to Release Negative Emotions
    July 14, 2010 12:05:37 am
    Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by emotions, especially when decluttering? Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by negative emotions that you cannot function?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Releasing Emotional Clutter
    July 13, 2010 06:25:05 pm
    Do you have emotional clutter that has manifested into physical clutter? Those who tend to hoard or clutter usually have some emotional clutter that has not been fully addressed. I will show you one easy way that you may find easily addresses the emotional clutter and consequently may improve your physical clutter. This easy hypnotherapy technique has worked for several clients as they continually see improvements. They are usually surprised by how easily the technique works for them.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Easy Paper Organization and Filing
    July 04, 2010 02:02:23 pm
    If you are cluttered, then usually one of the biggest problems you have is organizing and filing papers. I have some techniques that can make this job much, much easier. These techniques are especially created for clutterers! The three techniques are to don’t worry about getting it right, use stickies, and doing anything is better than doing nothing.
  • 3 Easy Steps to Improve the Cleanliness of Your Bathroom Mirror
    April 08, 2010 05:28:39 pm
    When was the last time you took a good look at the bathroom mirror? Has it been that long? Does your mirror reflect the beautiful you? Or, does it show you with marks and streaks all over your face? Which view of yourself do you prefer, especially in the morning when you’re in a hurry getting ready for work? Isn’t it nice to have a clean mirror for you to see your gorgeous face? Keeping your mirror clean and cleaning it on a regular basis makes the mirror available to you and guests, and can make you feel good about yourself.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Creative Ideas to Control Your Home Clutter
    April 08, 2010 05:46:34 pm
    Wouldn’t it be nice to know that there is magic in your clutter? Think about some of these ideas to get yourself organized. Sometimes the stuff that you already have can do double duty to get yourself organized. You can go out and get storage containers and materials to organize your stuff. However you may already have all the storage and organizing implements you need. Doing things this way may just save you a little bit of money.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 3 Great Steps to Organize Your Bathroom
    March 26, 2010 04:14:35 pm
    What is one room that often can be cleaned and organized the fastest? The bathroom, right? In your bathroom, does it seem like you have an abundance of empty toilet paper tubes?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Getting Rid of Stuff You No Longer Use
    March 26, 2010 04:01:00 pm
    Would you consider throwing away and giving away stuff to fulfill your desire to get more organized? It can be fun to get rid of stuff you no longer use.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Uncover 5 Practical Techniques to Declutter Your Dining Room
    March 26, 2010 03:45:32 pm
    Nowadays we really seem to get into quite a hurry during our day. As we come into the house, it seems as though we like to put stuff on any available large, flat surface.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Latest 3 Easy Steps to Reduce Dirty Clothes on the Bathroom Floor
    March 26, 2010 03:50:05 pm
    Sometimes we get in a big hurry. You know, you have a big meeting to attend. What’s your house like in the morning when you’re rushing around getting ready to get to work? Is it like a well-orchestrated symphony of organization where everyone moves in perfect timing and harmony?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – What to Declutter First?
    March 21, 2010 01:49:39 am
    Are you finding it hard to know where to start decluttering? Are you overwhelmed by too many decisions you have to make? The solution can be actually remarkably easy. Read this to know how to make your decluttering easy. You can then use the solutions of the “Turn Right” technique, do the easy stuff first, and start with the little stuff.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 3 Easy Steps to Declutter Better Around the Bathroom Sink
    March 11, 2010 12:00:00 am
    How much space do you have in your bathroom? Look at the area around the sink. Is it open and are the toiletry items you use easily accessible? Or, is it cluttered with razors, shaving cream cans, soap bottles, and cosmetics? When you reach for something, can you easily obtain it?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Latest 3 Easy Steps to Organize Items Under Your Bathroom Sink
    March 11, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Sometimes under your bathroom sink you gather all kinds of items that you’d really like to de-clutter or organize. When you look underneath your bathroom sink and you see all the items there, maybe you can simply appreciate the opportunity to make more room down there.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet
    February 27, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Did you notice something sticky and gooey in your medicine cabinet this morning? Do you really think you need that seven-year-old tube of triple antibiotic ointment? Is it possible it’s out of date? Over the counter remedies do have a shelf life to them. If you’re unsure were if that remedy has any potency left in it, throw it out.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Get Organized One Drawer at a Time
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get more organized? You can get organized by following a simple plan. But, instead of thinking you have to organize everything all at once, overwhelming yourself, do it in baby steps. Yes, starting out simply, you are more likely to stick with it. Remember, you are the one in control of your organizing project. This simple information helps you do it.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Your Birthday Card Mailouts
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Did you promise yourself that you would get more organized when it comes to mailing out birthday cards and other special occasion cards? Do you sometimes struggle with your social networking regarding family and friends? You sometimes struggle to keep in touch with your customers? Doing your social networking is an important thing for you to do to maintain happy, meaningful relationships. There’s an easy way to stay organized and let people know you are thinking of them. The following four simple ideas can help you organize your social networking to stay connected with loved ones.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Stuff in Your Car
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Does your car look disorganized? Do you have a bunch of fast food cups and wrappers on the floor? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to make your car more organized? You can organize your car by following a simple plan. And, instead of thinking you have to make things difficult, simply choose a simple plan that works for you. Making your plans simple increases your chances of sticking with it.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Your Cell Phone Numbers
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Does your cell phone address book need organizing? Now’s the time to make life more convenient for you by organizing your cell phone numbers. When you organize your cell phone numbers, and clearly list your contacts with the correct number, you make a better use of your time on the cell phone. Here are four simple ideas to get the job done.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Your Home Office
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Does your home office look disorganized? Do you have a bunch of papers taking up space in your file cabinet you no longer need to refer to from last year?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Your Refrigerator
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Did you notice something green and moldy growing in the back of your refrigerator this morning? Do you commonly keep a science experiment hidden in the dark corners of your electric icebox? Or perhaps, your children are the ones who are responsible for growing that dark, green science concoction lurking in your refrigerator and stealing valuable space. If you think that it’s time to organize your refrigerator, you may be right! Use these simple ideas to make it happen.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Organize Your Kitchen
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Did you vow to organize your kitchen for a New Year’s resolution? You can get peace of mind by organizing your kitchen. As with any organizational project, do it at a pace and speed it is reasonable for you. Start small and works step-by-step according to a reasonable schedule that works for you. Make organizing your kitchen a priority. Remember, you are in control of how your kitchen looks. Use this simple set of ideas to make it happen.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Discover 4 Simple Secrets to Unclutter Your Closet
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    It’s interesting to note that many of us have all kinds of treasures hidden away in our closets. Instead of thinking that I was talking about the spiders or the bugs or the dust, I was talking about things you may never use again. Let’s say, for example, you are 55 years old. Now are you really going to use your high school graduation gown again anytime soon? Or what about that nightgown from when you were young, that’s got the big rip in it that you really intend to mend someday.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Discover 4 Complete Secrets to Unclutter Your Living Room
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Televisions are an interesting appliance. This interesting invention provides TV shows for us to watch, but it also attracts dust. There are other appliances that act very good at catching dust, too. But sometimes dust layers up against your television screen making it kind of hard to see the show. Let’s talk about ways to get rid of the dust, clutter and other things in the living room. Keep reading to discover four complete secrets to unclutter your living room.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Replace Watching TV to Declutter
    February 26, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Do you feel uncomfortable without the TV on? Do you leave the TV on to “keep you company?” Even though you leave the TV on, do you feel it wastes a lot of your time? Do you clean during commercial breaks wanting to get back to the TV as if the show is a companion? Does watching TV keep you from decluttering? Do you want to change this habit? Maybe you can turn off the TV to get decluttering done if you have a plan.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Announcing 6 Fast Ways to Unclutter Your Kid’s Bedroom
    February 25, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Cleaning your child’s bedroom can be a real trip. It can be a challenge because you never know what you’re going to find in there. You’ll maybe find gum wrappers, candy wrappers perhaps or maybe even a frog! We all know that it’s important to have a clean room for our children because a clean room best supports their good health. And because we care about our children, uncluttering and organizing their room helps us feel better as parents, too. Announcing 6 fast ways to unclutter your kid’s bedroom.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Cashing in on Your Clutter
    February 25, 2010 12:00:00 am
    You may find this to be the perfect time for you to cash in on your clutter. My friend has used this to help supplement her income during the cutbacks at her work. She has found that it not only helps her clear out some clutter, but it also helps pad the wallet a bit.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Minimizing Your Storage Unit, Maximizing Your Money
    February 25, 2010 12:00:00 am
    That storage unit is costing you part of your hard earned money every month. Why not maximize your space for your dollars? It may help you declutter and organize. You may choose to downsize. This would save you money. You may also find new ways to use your extra space, such as using the space to store items that are cluttering your car or home.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Recycling to Reduce Your Clutter
    February 25, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Does your clutter seem to build and your garbage fills too fast? We are all guilty of throwing into the trash things that were recyclable just because we didn’t have a recycling bin handy. I am going to show you how having recycling bins in several places throughout your home will make it easier for you. Hopefully you may find that the idea of having them in each area of your home will not only reduce clutter, but also reduce garbage and help our environment.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Quickly Declutter Your Pantry Or Cupboards
    February 25, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Are your pantry or cupboards so full, yet you find nothing that you use in them? Somehow we all seem to have those cans of things or boxed meal preps or spices that were probably on sale so we thought what a great deal and bought them with good intentions. Unfortunately now all they are doing is taking up all our space and sitting there waiting to expire, or worse, expired already.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Simply Declutter Your Bedroom
    February 24, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Discovering a simple way to declutter may just be a life changing experience. You may find that ridding the clutter in your bedroom affords you some peace of mind. It may give you a place of sanctuary. This may feel like a new peaceful place to escape. Finding a way to do it simply may motivate you to keep it that way. You may also feel a newfound confidence to help you declutter other areas of your life.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – A Simple Way to Declutter Your Home Office
    February 24, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Does your home office look like a tornado has come through it? Many times we don’t take the time that our home office needs to be maintained. We have so many other things that scream for our attention and the clutter builds quickly. I am going to offer you a simple way to declutter your home office. This simple yet seemingly effective technique is ‘daily diligence.’
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 4 Tips to Keep Your Bedroom Clean Naturally
    February 24, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Keeping your bedroom clean and clutter-free may just be the positive change you need in your life. You may find that it alleviates your stress level, boosts your mood and builds your confidence. Not to mention you may find it a relaxing getaway after a long hard day of a stress-filled life.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 4 Tips on Organizing Your Bedroom
    February 24, 2010 12:00:00 am
    You may find having an organized bedroom may help improve your life in many ways. You may sleep better. It may help you unwind and relax better. It may even reduce your stress and anxiety.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Make Decluttering and Organizing a Family Project
    February 24, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Would you like to help your kids develop self-discipline? Making a family project of decluttering, de-hoarding and organizing can be a project to do just that. Your children can greatly benefit understanding how to organize and use the process for academic purposes. Though they might complain, explain to them the benefits of organization for writing reports and articles for school work. This simple plan can make the experience easy!
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Quick Living Room Organizing
    February 24, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Does your living room seem to be the room that collects the clutter from every other room in the house? Many of my clients have said that their living room tends to be the one room where everything kind of collects, from the bags that you dropped off as you ran in the door, the laundry sitting on the couch, chair and floor that you intended to put away when you were done folding, the kids’ toys even though they have their own room and play room, your notes you scribbled as you were on the phone with the creditor, your spouse’s shoes and unfortunately socks from the last three days (the last time you picked them up).
  • Clutter and Hoarding – A Simple Way to Declutter Your Car
    February 16, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Do you have clutter growing in every space of your car? Seems we all do to a certain extent. I am going to show you a simple yet effective technique that may help you slowly declutter your car and also help you maintain it once you have decluttered it. Simply put, the solution to that cluttered car is making a daily habit.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Announcing 6 Different Ways to Clean Your Entryway
    February 16, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Sometimes during the rainy or snowy seasons, we can track a lot of mud into the house. And because are so busy, sometimes we overlook cleaning the entryway. It’s okay to let it go sometimes. But, take a moment and permit yourself to focus on what you have achieved in the past.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 3 Easy Steps to De-clutter Excess Reading Material in Your Bathroom
    February 16, 2010 12:00:00 am
    When you are in the bathroom answering the call of nature, what do you do to occupy your time? After all, if you have to sit there for several minutes, you may as well do something constructive with your time. Many people refer to the bathroom as the ‘reading room’ in the house, and for good reason. Many people read a newspaper, magazine or book while visiting the bathroom. This means that people keep magazines and other reading materials somewhere near the toilet.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Fun Ways to Declutter a Packed Garage
    February 16, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Having fun makes time go by quicker. Is your garage overflowing? Does this sound like YOUR garage? Packed with no room to park your car?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 4 General Tips to Minimize Clutter
    February 09, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Do you need to minimize the clutter in your life? We all have things lying around that seem to clutter here and there. If we don’t minimize it every now and then it slowly but surely consumes our space. A client of mine has found that these simple tips have helped her minimize her clutter and keep it to a manageable minimum.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 3 Innovative Techniques to Help Clean Out Your Clutter
    February 09, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Cleaning out your clutter may be easier than you think. One technique that is very important; starting small; maybe picking a drawer, a specific shelf or counter top to begin with; and perhaps sticking to that specific area to the very end.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 3 Practical Tips to Organize Your Incoming Mail
    February 10, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Do you find it hard to keep up with the endless incoming mail? We all seem to have a never-ending trail of incoming mail. Much of it piles up quickly and threatens to overwhelm our space with clutter. Mail seems to be one of the hardest things for any of us to keep up with.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 5 Practical and Simple Cleaning Tips
    February 09, 2010 12:00:00 am
    Here are five practical and simple cleaning tips that you may find as the answer to your growing problem. Below are a few tips that may help you simplify and generally lessen the stress of having to do the chore in the first place. Hopefully you will find one or more adaptable to work for you, so that your cleaning experience may be more enjoyable, less stressful, and possibly you may feel better about doing it more often.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 7 Gentle Guidelines For Cleaning Your Kitchen
    September 11, 2009 12:00:00 am
    You know how sometimes it really benefits you to create more counter and work space in your kitchen? How many times have you started to prepare a meal only to have to move dirty dishes, papers, and other clutter from your work space? Remember how frustrating it felt? A clean and well-organized kitchen makes meal preparation and cooking joyful. Here are some ideas for you to enjoy uncluttering and organizing your kitchen.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – The 6 Secrets of Success For De-Cluttering
    August 19, 2009 12:00:00 am
    Many people ask me, “What’s the most important secrets for success in decluttering?”. The answer may surprise you. These are “Essential Emotional Support Techniques”. They are the most important to use to help you reduce clutter.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – The Latest 6 Easy Steps to Reduce Buildup in the Bathroom Toilet Bowl
    August 19, 2009 12:00:00 am
    Does your toilet bowl look like it’s got rust stains in the bottom of it? Ugh! How do you get that stuff out of there? There is a simple way to get that gunk out. Keep reading to learn the latest 6 easy steps to reduce buildup in the bathroom toilet bowl.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Latest 3 Easy Steps to Organize the Top Drawer of Your Bathroom Vanity
    July 14, 2009 12:00:00 am
    When it comes to organizing and de-cluttering skills, you can easily apply them for the task of your bathroom vanity. Before you even attempt to de-clutter and/or organize anything, make sure your remind yourself that you can go at your own pace. There is no need to rush doing your cleaning job.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 7 Surprising Guidelines For Cleaning Your Junk Drawer
    July 13, 2009 12:00:00 am
    One of the most crammed locations in any home is the junk drawer. Have you ever noticed that every home has a kitchen or utility room drawer that is used to store every oddity in the house? When you’re looking for a nut pick, an air needle to inflate a ball, a single shoelace, or a screwdriver, where do you look? In the junk drawer, right? Often those junk drawers get pretty full.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Do One Home Repair to Get Organized
    January 11, 2009 11:39:13 pm
    Did you vow to make this year the time to start doing home repairs for your New Year’s resolution? You can finally get the gutters cleaned or the screen door replaced or the house painted. Make it a priority. Remember, you control how your house looks. Use this simple article to make it happen.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Replacing Shame Feelings With Positive Feelings
    January 07, 2009 12:30:37 am
    When your mind feels like hiding feelings of shame, you might feel confused about everything around you. Where’s that one thought you can think or one thing you can do to take away that horrible shame feeling when you need it? A cluttered mind can feel frustrating, but by focusing on what you CAN do, you actually CHOOSE to think the thought that makes your mind and body feel better. Learn how to stop hiding shame feelings by thinking self-liking thoughts in three simple steps.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Focus on What You CAN Do
    December 21, 2008 08:15:52 pm
    Margaret decides to go through piles of miscellaneous papers. She wants to clean out the piles of paper to make more room for her to walk in her house. So, she and I are talking about a possible solution for her. She’s choosing to focus on what she CAN do to clean out those piles of papers so she can have more room in her house to walk around. She’s focusing on creative solutions and imagines she might be able to apply them in other areas of her life. Here’s her story.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Help With Procrastination
    December 21, 2008 08:12:06 pm
    Driving down a country road one day, I noticed a squirrel on the side of the road. I instantly thought about a popular insurance company’s commercial starring a couple of squirrels. I think squirrels procrastinate and that we can learn about procrastination from squirrels. Tell me if you agree with my opinion after you read this article.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Cleaning Out a Messy Car
    December 11, 2008 06:09:49 pm
    Burger boxes, French fry wrappers, napkins, empty single slice apple pie containers, an old dish rag, melted crayons, dirt, dust, somebody’s earring (yours or your partners?), a 1995 telephone book of Surprise, Arizona, a potato chip in the shape of Wyoming (Ellen DeGeneres might buy THAT one…), a 1980’s vintage Archie comic book, and more, all crammed into your car. You’ve decided that you want to clean out your car.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Feeling Good About Who You Are
    July 11, 2008 01:43:13 am
    Imagine feeling good about who you are. If you clutter and hoard, that’s just something you might do. You DO a lot of things. When you focus on feeling good about your talents, you can feel good about who you are. Feeling better about yourself makes it easier to improve things in your life.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Letting Go of the Old Self-Limiting Attitudes
    July 11, 2008 01:35:58 am
    Do you hesitate to let go of old, self-limiting attitudes when it comes to decluttering? I still struggle sometimes with change. But, as I stay focused on the benefits of thinking in new ways, I can see the benefit of letting go of old, self-limiting attitudes.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Do What is Right For You
    July 03, 2008 10:09:45 am
    The other day Ben Franklin taught me about decision making. An electrifying simple technique helped me “see the light”! Now I know a simple way to do what is right for me. Learn what can work for you!
  • Clutter and Hoarding – There is No Shame in Admitting No One is Perfect in All Things
    July 02, 2008 09:08:35 pm
    Have you ever told yourself to expect perfection in all things and when you couldn’t do it, believed there was something fundamentally wrong with you? If so, maybe you could consider rethinking this belief. The belief, “I am only perfect if I can be all things to all people at all times” can be so self-limiting! During your one chance at life on earth right now, do you really feel happy believing this idea?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Instead of Tackling a Mountain of Stuff, Work on a Small Mole Hill
    July 02, 2008 08:40:04 pm
    You perhaps live in a house currently filled with clutter. Looking at a lot of it and thinking you MUST declutter it all right now, you may feel overwhelmed. You might hear yourself say, “I’ve got to do something with all this clutter.” Then, you may picture some unknown force trying to bully you into “obeying” and “fixing” the clutter mess…as if the cluttering habit is a broken part of you.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How Weeding My Garden Helps De-Cluttering
    June 29, 2008 05:10:11 pm
    So you may be wondering, how can weeding a garden help me with de-cluttering? You can use the concepts in weeding to help make it easier to de-clutter. Weeding at my house takes a long time and there are a lot of weeds. Just like purging and organizing a lot of stuff. Here are five techniques to make it easier.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Doing a Project One Step at a Time
    June 24, 2008 10:53:32 pm
    Worry about change, hearing inner criticism, looking to do things perfectly, or afraid of not completing projects – these may be some of the thoughts a clutterer thinks when he or she organizes something. If any of these things happen to you when you think about cleaning, you might learn some lessons from birds.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How to Resolve Shame Issues
    June 16, 2008 01:16:06 am
    When you look at a pile of clutter, what thoughts are you thinking? Is it a thought or feeling of shame? Now, I’d like you to imagine yourself doing a task you really enjoy doing. Happily see yourself in that image. Notice that you feel calm and relaxed and happy doing your very favorite thing. In this article, I will show you how to use these positive thoughts to resolve thoughts of shame.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – What to Do in an Emergency?
    June 15, 2008 01:31:17 pm
    You have an emergency. You’re a clutterer or a hoarder and you must do something very fast. Perhaps your spouse wants a divorce, the child protection agency has been notified, your landlord is coming for an inspection or you need a maintenance worker come to fix the toilet. What do you do?
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Is Your Mood in the Way of Organizing Or Cleaning Up?
    June 15, 2008 02:25:56 pm
    Have you ever gone to a party not feeling very festive and then had a great time? Or not wanting to go or feeling down, then after being there, feeling good or even great? Or have you done something at first feeling negative, then afterwards thinking, “That wasn’t so bad.” Here are some ideas to work with your mood.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Cleaning Up a Messy House
    June 15, 2008 01:58:04 am
    When you were a little kid, did your parents show you a FUN way to clean up a messy house? No? How come? Maybe they were unaware of how to do it. Well, you’re in luck! I know how do to it. It involves your Fairy Godmother and laughing. (Hint: this is a great technique for kids to learn a fun way to clean their messy rooms.)
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Are You Assertive Or Passive in Organizing?
    June 14, 2008 12:07:36 am
    When you were growing up, were your parents domineering? If they’re still living, do they STILL act domineering? Do you consider yourself a people pleaser putting your basic needs second hoping to feel approved of by doing that? Is it possible that you may clutter to avoid expressing your true opinions that are considered unpopular with domineering types? If so, learning how to retrain your brain, you can start living the life you really prefer living.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Embarrassment About Cluttering
    June 13, 2008 08:12:05 pm
    When your mind feels like hiding feelings of embarrassment, you might feel drained, fatigued or confused. If you feel embarrassed that you clutter, you can do a simple exercise to change from thinking that type of thought. It may be challenging, but with practice you can do it. By intentionally CHOOSING to focus on what you CAN do to feel confident, even if you clutter, you feel better in your body. Learn how to stop feeling embarrassed that you clutter.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Do Some People Clutter From Hidden Rebellion?
    June 13, 2008 12:26:11 am
    Imagine growing up with neat-nik parents. Their compulsive cleaning almost drove you crazy. So, somewhere in your mind, you decided to do the opposite of being a neat-nik to get back at your parents. You started the clutter habit. Secretly, you may have liked them freaking out about all the clutter in your room. But now, as an adult, cluttering is unpleasant for you. You don’t know how to stop holding the grudge and get on with your life. You may not even realize that a part of your subconscious is rebelling.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Self Liking and Personal Ability
    June 09, 2008 01:42:02 am
    I’ll tell you a story about Susan. She likes who she is and at the same time she recognizes she is only able to be an expert in some life skills. She focuses on acknowledging that her best efforts are good enough for her. When she realizes she is doing a task unfamiliar to her, she says encouraging words about what she IS able to do. That way she likes herself along the way. Then she can be creative to find solutions in the other areas of her life.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Resistance to Change
    June 06, 2008 09:38:00 am
    You like things just the way they are, thank you very much. You like doing things in a familiar way. You’ve become accustomed to the routine. You think you’ll always be surrounded by clutter. No, wait, that’s the part you DISLIKE and DESIRE to change. But how do you soften the resistance to living in the clean? Well, here are some ideas.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – 5 Secrets to Cleaning Out a Storage Unit
    June 04, 2008 02:15:57 pm
    When you collect too much stuff, you can feel overwhelmed. By focusing on a “do it now” attitude, you can just feel whelmed! Imagine feeling enthusiastic and excited to clean out your storage unit. This article offers secrets to happily release excess clutter AND feel good about doing it. Ready to enjoy creating a clutter free space? Then read on!
  • Organizing – Secrets To Organizing Your Time At Work
    May 16, 2008 02:38:30 pm
    Some people seem to have the secrets to time management. By learning some of their secrets, you will be well on your way to a more productive work day.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Recession-Proof Yourself
    May 09, 2008 04:36:40 pm
    Recession – the word is all over the news these days. So how do you recession-proof yourself? You could make more money someday, or you could save some money today. How do you do it? You stretch your dollar and lift your spirits. This article reveals three easy fun ways to save money with a smile.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Reduce Procrastination by Procrastinating
    May 09, 2008 04:32:12 pm
    Procrastination can cause us to feel a variety of negative emotions if we allow it to. Learning how to manage our negative feelings about procrastination will allow us to improve our outlook on life.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Clear Clutter as Personal Growth
    May 01, 2008 06:47:15 pm
    The truth is revealed – decluttering does double duty. It can make your home look nicer and it can help your personal growth. It’s true – doing a little regular cluttering can do wonders for your heart and mind. Find out how this works by reading here.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Top Four Mistakes You Can Make
    May 01, 2008 10:58:19 pm
    Do your attempts at decluttering your house make you feel upset and exhausted? You may be making one of the top four decluttering mistakes. The truth about these mistakes is revealed here, as well as some helpful alternatives. Turn your organizing mistakes into positive progress.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Hoarding, Clutter and Depression
    April 22, 2008 02:54:21 pm
    Cluttering and depression seem to go hand-in-hand. And it can be hard to decide what came first, the clutter or the depression. Depression can really interfere with the way a person lives their life. Many clutterers feel emotionally paralyzed when their feelings of depression take hold. Discover several ways depression is connected with cluttering and therapy that has been shown to be very effective.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Your Brain as the Tool
    April 22, 2008 12:22:43 pm
    What is the most powerful de-cluttering tool around? Your brain! Yes, you already have it with you. However, it may not be working as well as it could be. Discover some simple ways to tune-up your brain so you declutter your life.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Your Brain Chemistry Can Help!
    April 21, 2008 10:50:48 pm
    You can tell when it’s time to take your car in for a tune-up. Your engine sputters, you hear clanks and clunks, and it just doesn’t work right. Clutterers sometimes feel the same way about their minds. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to give your brain a tune-up. If you are a clutterer or hoarder, learn how to boost your brain to help you clear your clutter.
  • Kids and Clutter – How to Create and Keep One Clutter-Free Spot
    April 16, 2008 04:10:57 pm
    Your kid’s room is such a mess – where do you even start? With just one clutter-free spot. Yep, that’s it. Start with one spot and build a good habit from there. See how simple this can really be with five easy steps. Have fun with this!
  • Clutter and Hoarding – How NOT to Teach Your Children
    April 16, 2008 04:09:18 pm
    A child’s most important teacher is their parent. This is true for so many things -talking, getting along with others, manners, etc. Could this be true for clutter and hoarding? The simple answer is “yes.” Learn more about your own “clutter habits,” and how your children learn from them.
  • Clutter and Hoarding – Teach Your Child How to Clean Their Room
    April 16, 2008 04:06:05 pm
    Most children have heard the phrase “Go clean your room” many times in their short lives. But what do they really do once they are sent off to complete this task? Learn some easy ideas to help your child clear the clutter from their rooms.