From Hoarding to Hope is a guidebook for clinicians, social workers, home health-care workers, public-health officials and related agencies, professional organizers, and animal control personnel.
Geralin Thomas, an organizing expert featured on A&E's TV show Hoarders, and other related professionals offer a compassionate, multidimensional, comprehensive approach to understanding hoarding disorder and hoarding tendencies. Experts address the following questions and more: Does compulsive shopping or OCD lead to hoarding? How and where should contaminated items be disposed of safely? Should a person with a hoarding disorder take part in the decluttering and organizing process? What are the anticipated expenses? When is it time to call in professionals? What should someone reaching out for help expect?
"No matter how hoarding affects you, Geralin's real-world examples and useful strategies will help you transition From Hoarding to Hope." - Matt Paxton, Author and Extreme Cleaner
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About the Author
In 2013, Geralin was named the Best Expert in Chronic Disorganization by the National Association of Professional Organizers. A former president of the North Carolina chapter of NAPO, Geralin has earned the highest level of certification in the professional organizing field. A highly respected NAPO instructor, she collaborates with new professional organizers from around the world, sharing her expertise through group teleclasses and one-on-one coaching.
With her rich collection of techniques, tips, tactics, and tools of the organizing trade, Geralin is in demand. She has been featured in national magazines and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, A&E's Hoarders, South Africa's The Home Channel and The Nate Berkus Show.
Learn more about Geralin Thomas at www.MetropolitanOrganizing.com.