I’m Right Here: 10 Ways to Get Help for Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization - Publish Your Purpose
I'm Right Here

I'm Right Here

In every neighborhood in every city, there is someone living in a home packed with possessions, perhaps spanning floor to ceiling as in the extreme cases we’ve seen on TV. There are times we all grapple with household clutter and feel disorganized. But when chronic disorganization or hoarding behavior seriously impacts the quality of our lives or the lives of people we care about, compassionate, professional intervention can help.

In “I’m Right Here: 10 Ways to Get Help for Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization,” Jill Yesko, a Certified Professional Organizer(R), explains the difference between chronic disorganization and hoarding disorder and the multiple ways to access resources for help. Some people develop a hoarding disorder after experiencing a traumatic life event. Others accumulate items due to brain-based challenges such as depression, anxiety, or attention deficit disorder. Whatever the underlying reason is, Yesko outlines the resources available to those experiencing extreme organizing challenges with their environments. She explains the advantages of collaborative therapy and the importance of effective communication and support during the decluttering process.

Yesko shares her colleagues’ strategies and her own experiences, including her work on the TV show Hoarders. Her sensitive, nonjudgmental approach offers hope and healing to people suffering from CD and hoarding disorder. This guide can also be used by therapists, case managers, social workers, and any other helpers to find and access appropriate services and achieve successful outcomes for their clients.

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About Jill B. Yesko

Jill Yesko, CPO®, CPPO, who has a background in social work and human resources, founded Discover Organizing Inc. ® in 2003. She formed her company on the principles of compassion and education – helping those in need learn how to create lasting systems of organization.

Through her many years in business, Jill added move management services for families and seniors, and an on-demand bin storage company, which she has franchised. Jill appeared in Season 11 of Hoarders where she and her team help to clear a heavily hoarded home in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

There are a number of organizing books out there with helpful organizing tips. Very few are written to educate the public about the options of getting help. Th is is one of the few. This road map takes you from acknowledging the need for help to shining a light on the many paths to success. As a veteran Certified Professional Organizer(R), I highly recommend this book to potential clients and colleagues.

—Standolyn Robertson, CPO(R) – Organizing Expert for the Emmy nominated show Hoarders on A&E Network and Author of Managing Client Expectations for Organizing Professionals.

I'm Right Here serves up insightful advice with a big portion of hope. Th is is a must-read if you're searching for the best way to get help with chronic disorganization and hoarding behavior challenges. Jill thoughtfully shares her experiences as a Professional Organizer, along with interviews of industry experts who compassionately and non-judgmentally describe their perspectives and approaches for helping clients. Included are numerous resources such as classes, publications, and websites. For you, professionals, family members, or friends of folks challenged by chronic disorganization or hoarding behavior. This easy-to-read book is your essential go-to guide.

—Linda Samuels, CPO-CD(R), CVPO(TM), Professional Organizer & Author of The Other Side of Organized

I'm Right Here, the book's title, gives you the idea, that whenever you are ready to work on organizing your things, thoughts or time, these professionals are here. The first call takes courage, and it's also a signal that you're pretty well ready to start. Not perfectly ready, but ready enough. We are guides. We are educators, We are listeners. We hold the future vision and the hope until you can see it for yourself. We often believe in our client's capabilities more then they do at first. And then they grow. Many see a therapist for the emotional issues and see one of us alongside for the practical; both perspectives assist you in moving forward, creating the peace you desire, and achieving your potential.

—Sue West, CPO-CD(R), MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ICD(R) Master Trainer

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