Working with Hoarders
Learn the basics of how to work with hoarding clients.
Clients 401: Working with Hoarders
As a Professional Organizer, you may already be working with hoarders – even if it is not your specialty. 2-5% of Americans fall under the category of hoarders, so there is a large group of people out there who need your help.
Working with hoarders can be a very challenging task for a Professional Organizer. If you are ready for the challenge, this course will provide you with everything you need to know to work successfully with hoarders and manage hoarding projects.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
• What is hoarding?
• Why work with hoarders
• How to find hoarding clients
• Performing a consultation at a hoarder’s home
• Using The Clutter-Hoarding Scale
• Types of hoarding projects
• Handling hoarding clients and situations
• Determining if a hoarder is the right type of client for you
Course length: 30 minutes
Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 20 years of experience in home, move and office organization. In January of 2000, she founded Organizing Boston. Organizing Boston is the largest professional organizing firm in New England and the winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.
Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.
With a desire to share her experience with fellow organizers, Sarah created Organizing U . Organizing U offers professional organizer training programs, business coaching and an organizing directory.