Hoarding

The Problem with Clutter

Getting organized can be frustrating and just getting started can be difficult. There’s so many ways to organize, which can be overwhelming when you’ve hit the clutter wall and don’t know how to move forward to obtain your goals. By learning about the causes of clutter and developing your own organizing style, you can find new paths towards building new habits and ultimately, obtaining better quality of life. I offer support and assistance to take you on your organizing journey. Working wit me can help you have positive accountability and work towards the challenges of getting through one piece of clutter at a time.

Who Do I Work With?

Anyone who wants to have a positive change with how they approach their stuff. The benefits of working with me is that individuals who want to have accountability and make a difference with how they think about organizing their items, in order to get to them when they need them.

How Can I Help?

As a professional organizer and life coach who has been in the industry for over 10 years, I’ve seen a how the market for organizing has grown. In an article from Time Magazine from April 2019 states, “A study linked physical clutter to lower levels of life satisfaction. But one of the authors of that study says that clutter seems to be a symptom of other problems—namely, procrastination and rampant consumerism—rather than a problem in and of itself. “In this society of abundance we live in, I think the idea that we have to have more makes us less satisfied with life,” says Joseph Ferrari, coauthor of the study and a professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago. “It isn’t abundance that’s the problem as much as attachment to abundance.”

Areas of Focus

Students will be able to have an understanding of why clutter can happen and what they can do for themselves as they find their own organizing style. Students will be able to build on positive accountability and create better habits for themselves. 

  • Clutter: Finding the Roots of Why It Happens
  • The 1st Step: Getting Started
  • Recognizing Your Organizing Style
  • Building Accountability With Yourself
  • I’m Getting Discouraged: How to Move Beyond the Clutter Wall
  • Keeping the Progress Going

 About the Life Coach

Heather Gold, MSW, ASW holds a Masters degree in Social Work and has been featured as a professional organizer on the TV show “Hoarding: Buried Alive”. Heather specializes in the field of hoarding/chronic disorganization and continues to provide direct services to her clients in the North State, which she’s been doing for over 10 years. Heather believes in finding creative approaches to challenging situations and being present in the here and now.

2008-2011 I facilitated “DeClutter Support Groups” in Redding, Chico, and Oroville. Over the years, I have given different presentations, including for Passages Center and the Emotional Tune-Up Seminars that were for both the general public, as well as for direct providers.



1650 Oregon St 216
Redding, CA 96001

chris@chrisscottmft.com
(530) 691-4577

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