What Is Chronic Disorganization?

Chronic Disorganization is a term that The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) has created a term for people who have great difficulty getting organized.

Chronic Disorganization is defined by three things:

  1. You have struggled with disorganization for a long period of time.
  2. It has a negative effect on your life on a daily basis.
  3. Self help attempts have failed.

A difficult life transition such as a loss of a loved one may have brought this on. Brain based conditions such as depression, anxiety, and/or attention deficit disorder can be a cause of chronic disorganization as well as addictive tendencies.Traditional organizational methodology may not be a good fit for you but having a non-judgmental support person working with you one to one may be just the thing to springboard you into an organized life.

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Common Characteristics of Chronically Disorganized Individuals:

  • Accumulates large quantities of objects, documents, papers or possessions beyond apparent necessity or pleasure
  • Has difficulty parting with things and letting go
  • Has a wide range of interests and many uncompleted projects
  • Needs visual “clues” as reminders to take action
  • Tends to be easily distracted or lose concentration
  • Often has weak time management skills

*Copyright 2010 ICD Fact Sheet (-003)

Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic DisorganizationDenise Allan is a trained Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization; she is the only CPO-CD in the Pacific Northwest. She has also received her Master Trainer in Chronic Disorganization accreditation of which there are only 23 organizers who have this level of training worldwide.