Hoarding versus Collecting

As Mythbusters airs its final season reminiscing is natural. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have had a profound impact on science education and popular culture. They will be missed. Over the years Adam Savage has told interviewers that he is a “long term, high functioning hoarder”. Back in 2005 a season 3 episode, “Shop ‘til.. read more →

23 Feb 2016
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The Paperwork Nightmare

There you are, lying in bed trying to sleep. You can’t seem to fall asleep and it’s not the caffeine in the coffee you had with dessert. You didn’t hear a strange sound downstairs. It’s the paperwork piles in your office calling you. …Did you pay that bill?… …Did you remember to send in that.. read more →

12 Feb 2016
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After the Splurge, Purge

January 6th is the twelfth day of Christmas, and it is now past. In medieval times in Christian countries, Christmas was a holy day and Twelfth Night was the holiday. Here and now, except for those who observe Epiphany, and those cultures who celebrate Little Christmas, January 6th is just another day. Some over achievers rush.. read more →

07 Jan 2016
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Getting Organized in the New Year

It’s that time of year, again, time for New Year’s resolutions. In a study conducted by the University of Scranton, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions of 2015 were Losing Weight, Getting Organized, Spending Less & Saving More, Enjoying Life to the Fullest and Staying Fit. Being organized.. read more →

26 Dec 2015
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Preparing for the Holidays

Everybody loves the holidays. There’s the feel of winter, warm drinks and sweaters, sales of all sorts, and the anticipation of holiday dinners. Everybody hates what comes with the holidays: travel, money being spent, unexpected surprises, cooking and cleaning, and a million other things. Every year people try to prepare themselves for the holidays to.. read more →

20 Nov 2015
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The importance of cars

Since the dawn of time transportation has always been important. In recent decades personal transportation has become more prevalent and more important. There are many people who rely on public transportation, and in crowded cities with limited parking taxis are very popular. But for those in the suburbs and small towns having your own car.. read more →

03 May 2013
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Fire in Hoarder’s home on Easter

Sadly, this was no April Fool joke. The news from Easter Sunday was that a woman died in her home in Cheverly, MD. She was in her 50’s or 60’s and was found at the bottom of her stairs. The home was hoarded and did not have a working smoke detector. The clutter made it.. read more →

05 Apr 2013
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2013 New Year’s Resolutions

With the year coming to a close it is time to reflect on the past and, assuming the world doesn’t end on December 21,  plan for the future.  It has been a good year for us and we plan for that to continue.  I hope that you can say the same. The phenomenom of New.. read more →

06 Dec 2012
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Shopping Season

Black Friday! Cyber Monday! Year end close out sales! ‘Tis the season to acquire. This season is pure, society sanctioned bliss for shopaholics. The joy of the season comes from giving. Shopping with others in mind is all in anticipation of seeing the smiles when the unwrapping begins. The tragedy of the season is with.. read more →

27 Nov 2012
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Getting Fired

In recent years the economy has made everyone sensitive to job loss.  Fortunately, I’m not talking today about an employee. We recently had a client who needs our help.  This is a level 5 environment and the county has determined that the home is not currently fit for habitation.  Unfortunately, it is human nature to rebel against.. read more →

09 Nov 2012
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