Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you help hoarders?

Hoarders make up 3- 5% of the population.
We help the other 95% who want to find ways to keep clutter under control.
Know that we all will have periods in our lives when clutter accumulates. Two examples are, when we’re working on a project that requires our focus or when a family member is dealing with a health issue.

What is a STUFFologist?

STUFFologist is our coined term for one who helps people define their clutter then deal with the cluttergories (physical, mental, digital, temporal, and sensual) in their lives.

What are cluttergories?

Cluttergories is the term we’ve coined to describe the five clutter categories: physical, mental, digital, temporal, and sensual.

Click for definitions for each cluttergory.

How does clutter coaching work?

You’ll work with a STUFFologist or team to help you get your mind out of the clutter. Whether at home or in the office, you define your clutter and we help you part ways with it.

Look around your area and decide what you want to work on. Then send us an email and we’ll coach you via telephone, Skype, Google Hangouts, or if you’re close enough, we’ll help you, onsite.

One success leads to another and soon there’s a lot less clutter clouding your life allowing you to let in Unexpected Gifts of LIFE.

Why you?

Because we’re different.

We won’t judge you.

We believe everyone’s definition of clutter is different.

We support you as you define the clutter in your life, and then we help you to rid yourself of it–whether it’s physical clutter, mental, temporal, digital, or even sensual.

Where do I find updates to broken links in the STUFFology 101 book?

You may experience broken links and 404-error messages when referring to the NOTES and ADDITIONAL RESOURCES sections of STUFFology 101 book. Sometimes, the error will be our fault–for example, due to a missed dash when converting a PDF file to ebook format.

We post updates as soon as we learn of them. Please help us by letting us know. THANK YOU.

Click on links below for access to intended sites (except where noted).


Chapter 1 Note 3 (broken second link)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Lists hoarding as a separate condition…

Unfortunately, it appears the American Psychiatric Association no longer makes the link to the Video Series available. [] The closest we’re able to get is to the link below.

Chapter 11 Note 10

There are two links next to each other, which may cause confusion. The first is to the generic Ezine Articles website. The second link is to the article.

Brenda Avadian. Based on “Scoop Up Piles of Overwhelming Paperwork”

Appendix Note 20

Elizabeth O’Brien. “10 things estate sales won’t tell you,” Market Watch ( June 19, 2013).


McPherson, Patty. “GOT CLUTTER? The 10 commandments of decluttering,” Wicked Local, October 7, 2012.

Walsh, Peter. “Ten Ways to Declutter Your Home,”, February 7, 2007.

Will you be adding more FAQs?

We will add more frequently asked questions (FAQs), as they become necessary.