July 18, 2018


"I'm the dolly on the dustcart,

I can see you're not impressed,
I'm fixed above the driver's cab,
With wire across me chest,
The dustman see, he noticed me,
going in the grinder,
And he fixed me on the lorry,
I dunno if that was kinder."

This is part of a poem by bril...

Like so many of the people that I spend time with I have many of one item. And that's okay.

When I pulled all my pens, pencils and 'textas' together from all over the house years ago I found that I had soooooooo many pens and pencils - I am one of the creative creatur...

July 18, 2018

If you Google 'Hoarding Disorder and Japan', as I did when I needed to explain to a Japanese native what we do, you come up with articles like this one:

https://resources.realestate.co.jp/living/messiest-houses-in-japan/

It seems from the outside looking in that if you...

More than 280 towns and suburbs have a Toy Library and they love donations.  In fact they love them so much that they not only maintain their collections with hours of volunteer effort but they also repair, replace parts and let children borrow them for many years. Whe...

July 6, 2017


Are we helping our children to develop or build on hereditary addictions to stuff? 

In her online article ABC Radio Perth journalist Emma Wynne has a good look at whats happening to our little people. I think it's a great summary of what I see in the homes I visit an...

December 2, 2016

I found this image some time ago but never knew that it was the work of two courageous siblings, Geoff Johnson (who is a Photographer by profession - the link to his site is below) and his sister Jennifer McShea - who are the survivors of a hoarded home. The link for t...

October 17, 2016

The other day, I was at a community centre doing some voluntary time there and I came across nearly a 100 brand new magazines most of which were still bundled up in their delivery tape. What I was aiming to do, before finding them was quickly jump in to clear away the...

October 13, 2016

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According to American "professional organizer Regina Lark: The average U.S. household has 300,000 things, from paper clips to ironing boards."# 

So how would Aussies rate?



"It may not feel like it to some, but Australians are some of the richest people in the world....

September 2, 2016

I love my Dad.

We've had a long journey together and a lot of the beginnings were not smooth sailing. But some where along the way I figured out how much alike we are on the stuff that really matters. I still cry a lot and he gets frustrated a lot but we muddle through...

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