Is there an ADHD connection with Hoarding?


Over the last 6-8 weeks I have decluttered beyond belief. Two weeks before going away in August I had such a massive blitz. After we came home, again for two weeks I purged beyond belief. It’s amazing how much clutter I had lying around, that I just hadn’t noticed.​​

I was just talking to my daughter on Monday, and I shared with her (in case she hadn’t noticed…) that I felt that I something in the atmosphere had shifted. Indeed, when you part with your clutter, you make way for more light. I was sure that something special was about to happen, I could just feel it …
It happened the next day…

The next day I got a call from Mandi Simms, asking if I would like to join her in filming with a TV company for a hoarding program. (Can’t say more details yet, sorry!)  I spoke with the producer, and after a 10 minute phone call, it was all booked!

So this Wednesday 16th September I will be travelling to London for a four hour filming session to that will be aired in March or June 2021.
I had ‘virtually’ met Mandi via FB last year when we had a chat last year. I mentioned to her that she may have some ADHD tendencies, and this may be contributing towards her hoarding patterns and challenges. Recently Mandi downloaded my free pdf for Professional Organisers on my Organise Pro website. It lists many reasons why our organising clients may be suffering from clutter and hoarding. Lots of the reasons resonated with her. She then spoke to another hoarding specialist more recently who mentioned the possibility of the ADHD connection.
Mandi is keen to help create awareness and to educate the public that undiagnosed ADHD may be part of many people’s hoarding challenges.

In the program you see me in action, as I work with Mandi, supporting her and guiding her as she faces her clutter, and help her to part with it on her own terms. 
As a Professional Organiser I don’t just enter a client’s abode and chuck their stuff!!!
I work 121 with my clients, at their own pace. There are so many factors involved in supporting my clients to help part with their clutter and then create systems that work for them.

When I work with Mandi I will demonstate hands on ADHD tools and techniques that I use with my clients.

So many Professional Organisers are confused and stuck. They feel like there is a missing piece of the puzzle and they don’t know what it is? They don’t know that they need specialised ADHD tools for their organising clients, and this will give them the confidence to grow their business.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help create awareness of the potential of an ADHD connection to hoarding and the deeper aspect how Professional Organisers can support and work with people.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with Mandi, who I feel is exceptionally brave to invite me into her home – this is the part of her journey of looking towards holistic healing for hoarding and I am truly happy to be part of this and work with her.

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