__ 1. When the mail comes, I throw it on a pile of other mail
without going through it carefully.
__ 2. Magazines, Flyers, newspapers pile up in random areas of the house.
3. I have found checks I should have deposited months after they were sent.
__ 4. I am often late paying bills, & may only pay some of them when I am sent/called about a turnoff notice.
__ 1. I find that my closet space/clothing rod/drawers
are always crammed.
__ 2. I wait to do laundry until
there are no clean socks or underwear left in the drawer.
__ 3. I have trouble finding a specific article of clothing/shoes/accessory/purse
when I need them.
__ 4. When I get undressed both clean & dirty clothes end up on a pile on the floor or chair, &
remain there for more than 2 days.
__ 1. My kitchen cabinets are so crammed
and disorganized, I'm not sure what I really have.
__ 2. When I shop for food, I rarely follow a list and when I get home I realize I've bought multiples of
things I already have.
__ 1. My home/apartment/office
are so over-run with piles I have stopped letting people visit me there.
__ 2. I really want to get organized, but find
myself frozen & powerless as to a plan of attack, so I just leave it as is.
__ 3. Friends or family have helped me
try to organize, but it soon becomes unmanageable again.
__ 4. I have organizing articles, books and magazines, and/or
I’ve bought many types of containers & closet sorters in an effort to get organized, but they just end up in a pile.
__ 5. I keep meaning to call a professional for help, but I can’t
imagine paying someone to “do something I should be able to do for myself”.
Total up your score and find the range you fall into:
60-45- You are quite organized, but hopefully
not too controlling within your own environment!
45-30- You probably have a method to your organization which is
working for you that others might not think is the most efficient. However, scores closer to 30 may be indicative of “less
method & more madness” to your style.
30-below- You are probably already aware of the organizational
difficulties you're experiencing. Hopefully you are ready to free yourself from this tremendous burden. I recommend finding
a competent professional organizer in your area. If you are in the area of NYC or its boroughs I CAN HELP! For other areas,
please visit the National Association of Professional Organizers website: www.NAPO.net.
*This quiz is in no way
intended to diagnose or treat any forms of dysfunction or DSM-IV diagnosis. It’s intention is for informative use only.
However, if you feel that you are experiencing hoarding symptoms or obsessive-compulsive tendencies, please consult with a
licensed psychologist or mental health practitioner in your area.