Local Professional Organizer to Appear on A&E’s 'Hoarders' | Business
Professional Organizer Andi Willis, of Good Life Organizing, will appear in an upcoming episode of A&E’s popular and Prime Time Emmy Nominated series, HOARDERS. Willis worked behind the scenes in the upcoming episode with the professional team of Dorothy Breininger and Dr. Robin Zasio as they document the struggle of an Alabama woman working to overcome her battle with hoarding.
According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarding is defined as “The excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people also collect animals, keeping dozens or hundreds of pets often in unsanitary conditions. People who hoard often don't see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people who hoard understand their compulsions and live safer, more enjoyable lives.”
Willis was invited to help assist in a crisis de-cluttering of an Alabama resident’s home. Along with local medical help, Willis lent her expertise as she works with the HOARDERS team to help the client learn new organizing skills and habits.
Although hoarding is a complex problem, according to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, “Teaching organizational skills can help to compensate for processing deficits that contribute to hoarding.” Research cited by Dr. Catherine Ayers at UC San Diego, (ocfoundation.org/hoarding) indicates that older adults in particular may actually respond better to being taught specific, concrete, organizing skills.
Professional Organizer Andi Willis, owner and operator of Good Life Organizing, has been organizing for friends and family her entire life and opened her business in Perry in 2010. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), a board member of the Georgia Chapter of NAPO and a member of Institute for Challenging Disorganization. As a Professional Organizer, Willis helps her clients find creative solutions to organize their homes and simplify their lives.
The episode of Hoarders will air this season on A&E. HOARDERS airs on Monday nights 9PM PST/EST. For more information on Willis and the services offered by Good Life Organizing, please visit www.goodlifeorganizing.net. For more information on the series, please go to www.aetv.com/HOARDERS .
Andi Willis is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Good Life Organizing based in Perry, GA. She is passionate about helping people find creative solutions to organizing their homes and simplifying their lives. From piles of old photos to files of digital pictures, bedrooms to playrooms, home offices to kitchens, no project is too large or too small to tackle. Working with clients from busy moms to busy executives, Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life! Andi is a proud member of National Association of Professional Organizers, Institute for Chronic Disorganization, Association of Personal Photo Organizers and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.
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