Is 2017 the year you're going to get organiz-ized? The first step is acknowledging the scope of the issue. A bunch of organizations (!) have helpful scales to determine how pronounced you or someone you know is getting with their clutter:
Above is a nine-point scale ranging from Felix Unger to typical teen. Anyone who has seen real hoarders knows that the clutter is never as clean as this staged demo.
The Institute for Challenging Disorganization developed a five-point Clutter-Hoarding Scale with a helpful Homeland Security style color code:
The term challenging disorganization describes disorganization that poses a problem for an individual. For many people challenging disorganization may be a lifelong problem. But for others, it may be a problem brought on by circumstances. The Institute for Challenging Disorganization provides strategies to help anyone who is challenged by disorganization. Prior to 2011, the ICD was known as the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. The term "challenging disorganization" was selected to replace "chronic disorganization" because it was seen as less clinical sounding, less confusing, more inclusive and more hopeful.
• More Than Clutter: How To Understand And Intervene In Hoarding (Vermont Public Radio)
Too soon? By way of Donald Bell’s Maker Update comes this game where you send a shopping cart into a market in search of TP. The simulation was designed by Jelle Vermandere. You can either play the game in a browser or Jelle shows you how he used an Arduino Uno and motion sensing to […]
After a tipoff, police raided a house in Brooklyn and carted off boxes said to contain close to a million N95 masks. CBS News: “Authorities remove close to one million N95 respirator masks, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies after a Brooklyn man was caught allegedly hoarding the equipment.” I’ve seen a few articles saying […]
This isn’t the first time that we’ve been dicks to one another by grabbing as much of everything, all at once, that we possibly can. This video primer provides an overview of how we’ve fucked one another over for what should be plentiful resources throughout the 20th century.
With everybody cooped up inside right now, it’s no surprise that many houses are starting to get a little bit…well, funky. Yeah…they smell. With everybody running around and sweating and working and cooking and everything else, odors get trapped inside your home. And don’t even get us started on what happens when litter boxes and […]
If you’re a big fan of ink, but not such a big fan of the forever side to tattoo body art or the pain, the Prinker S Temporary Tattoo Printer might just be your favorite creation of the century. Winner of 2020 Red Dot and If Design awards, the Prinker S is kind of like […]
If you want to understand what it takes to keep a company’s computer network happy and healthy in the cloud, the training found in The Complete AWS eBook and Video Course Bundle can go a long way toward making sure you know the ins and outs of the AWS environment. This bundle brings together five […]