St. Vincent DePaul
90 W Lake Street Addison, IL
Thrift Store: 630-628-9008
Truck Pick-Up: 630-231-4658
Go to their web site to find a drop off location near you.
4025 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613
Poised for Success
312 S. Westmore/Meyers Rd., Lombard, IL 60148
They accept clothing donations on the 2nd Saturday of each month
from 10am -1pm
799 Roosevelt Rd.• Building 2, Suite 108 • Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
www.savers.com Your donations to Savers benefit Friend of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Call 630-812-2460 to schedule a pickup.
The following are professional and personal organizing links, information on health conditions related to personal organization, and special resources about and for the elderly that may suffer from chronic disorganization. Since our philosophy is that organizing should first be about understanding people’s behavior with disorganization, we only select companies that follow our philosophy. All of these links are excellent resources for understanding personal organization and getting better organized with your life, and helping out others with being organized, be you a newbie to personal organizing or an experienced organizer.
This is the largest group and leading authority of professional organizers and the organizing industry, serving professional organizers, consumers, and those interested in being professional organizers. They offer programs, information, and guidance for each of these groups.
Some of their features include: how to hire a professional organizer, organizing tips, a professional organizer directory (an easy way for consumers to find professional organizers in their local area), the professional organizer code of ethics, and information on events such as Get Organized Month in January and September’s National Preparedness Month.
If you’re local to the Chicago area, then also check out NAPO’s Chicago chapter for a local directory of Chicago area organizers, and a local calendar of events.
A non-profit organization whose mission is to educate professional organizers and related professionals on the issues relating to Chronic Disorganization. This site provides helpful information about chronic disorganization and hoarding. Also includes a referral program for organizers, recommended organizing publications, useful links and resources, code of ethics, and free fact sheets such as:
This is a free-download, assessment measurement tool that won the 2009 “Best Service” NAPO Organizer’s Choice Award. It was developed by the ICD to give professional organizers and related professionals definitive parameters. These parameters relate to health and safety.
For the adult children of compulsive hoarders. Here you’ll find a state-by-state (and international) directory of resource lists, information on understanding the behavior of hoarding, personal stories, self-help tools, videos, how to help hoarders, and much more.
Useful information and links on Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorder (OCHD).
Useful links to news articles by established professionals on OCHD including subjects such as: hoarding by the elderly, and animal hoarding.
The site offers encouragement, support and advice to people who are living in squalor, and who have decided that they want to change their behavior, beliefs and attitudes, and clean up their houses. Here you’ll learn what is squalor, read personal stories, view photos of before-and-after squalor situations, community hubs, information resources and help on overcoming squalor, and much more.
Support for Messies who struggle to control clutter and organize for order at home and work. Organizing help and tips to eliminate clutter and junk, organize your house, and simplify your life. Also includes information on support groups, books by the site author, and helpful tips for overcoming messiness.
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with clutter and help each other to recover. They achieve this through a 12-step program, with each step embodying a set of principles for living life effectively, inside and outside CLA.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. ? Alzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain, and is the most common form of dementia. One of the leading causes of disorganization in the elderly is also dementia. The site offers information, education and support for people suffering from dementia, and their family members affected by it.
Association of Senior Service Providers-DuPage
Institute for Challenging Disorganization
The IOCDF's Home Page
Information on OCD, anxiety and related disorders
The IOCDF's hoarding disorder Home Page
National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) www.napo.net
NAPO Chicago Chapter
national alliance on mental illness
Senior’s Professional Assistance Network (SPAN)
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