Frequently Asked Questions for the Public

What is the definition of chronic disorganization?

Chronic disorganization is having a past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed, an undermining of current quality of life due to disorganization, and the expectation of future disorganization.

What is the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)?

ICD is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization whose mission is to benefit people affected by chronic disorganization.  Its members are professional organizers and related professionals.  ICD was originally incorporated in 2001 as the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization and it officially changed its name to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization in 2011.

What type of organizer should I work with?

If you are chronically disorganized, look for an organizer who is knowledgeable and experienced in chronic disorganization issues.

How do I find a specialist in chronic disorganization in my area?

ICD provides assistance with locating professional organizers and related professionals who specialize in working with people affected by chronic disorganization.  Please click on the link below to search for  an ICD-educated organizer in your area.  Only those organizers who have earned their Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization will be included in your search results.

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What publications about chronic disorganization do you recommend?

Please click on the link below to access our list of suggested recommendations.   Click here