Understanding Your Relationship With Clutter

If you haven’t already heard of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD®), let me take a minute and introduce you.  In short, the ICD® is a community made up of Professional Organizers, Productivity Specialists, and other related professionals who want to know why their clients are affected by chronic disorganization (a term for people who have great difficulty getting organized).

Their mission is to provide education, research, and strategies to benefit people challenged by chronic disorganization. Starting in 2010, work began on developing a tool that could be useful by professional organizers in their work with clients, and be a subjective measure of the consequences of clutter on a person’s quality of life.

Dr. Catherine Roster developed the Clutter Quality of Life Scale for the ICD®.  The Clutter Quality of Life Scale (CQLS) was designed to help people assess for themselves the personally felt impact that clutter has on their well-being.

Sometimes, until we truthfully ask ourselves some important questions about the things we choose to have in our space, we can’t really understand how it is affecting our daily lives. We can’t totally understand how to make our space better or create a better, healthier, environment and relationship with stuff.  

If you are thinking you might like to find out for yourself how you would rate on the Clutter Quality of Life Scale ®, click on this link https://www.challengingdisorganization.org/clutter-quality-of-life-scale and answer the questionnaire. Be honest! There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers.

Now, if you feel it is time to make a change and take control of your space and your clutter, reach out. We are here to help. No judgment, it’s what we do. 

About Pauline

Pauline Hoffman, CPO® founded Just In Time Solutions in November of 2001. Her clients feel comfortable and at ease as they make important, and sometimes daunting decisions about their space and belongings. Clients often comment how much easier their lives have become, which allows them to maintain a more independent lifestyle, regardless of age and/or ability.

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