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April Chapter Meeting: Level 5 Hoarding -- It's Manageable!

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

Level 5 Hoarding -- It’s Manageable!

Do you know what it takes to manage the "unmanageable"?  Come learn from our very own NAPO Michigan members how to successfully tackle large-scale hoarding jobs. 

Topics will include:

• An overview of hoarding disorder 

• The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale 

• Managing a team 

• Meeting client expectations 

• Safety precautions  

• Pitfalls to avoid 

You can expect to learn what it takes to be a part of a large, multiple-member team on hoarding jobs, understand more about hoarding disorder, how to be prepared and why it’s important to pass these jobs off to those who have the right skills. You can also expect to leave feeling like you don't need to say no to jobs that are out of your area of expertise knowing you can call in other organizers with the right skills to help.

About Our Presenters

Leigh MacCready is the owner of Re-Nest LLC, a business that specializes in organizing, downsizing and space planning clients’ living spaces so they are more functional and attractive. She is a shopper and collector but doesn't like her hobbies to take control. Leigh believes that as your lifestyle changes your nest needs to change right along with it. She calls this re-nesting. Leigh is an active member and current president of NAPO Michigan. When she is presented with a challenge beyond her skills, she calls in the Michigan Chapter for help...which resulted in her working in a Level 5 hoard.


Susie Marsh, LBSW, (left) and Kate Wert, LLMSW are the new co-owners of Moxie Life Organizing LLC. Susie is an 11 year veteran of the organizing industry, a 30 year veteran social worker in mental health and ongoing subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, where she holds a Level 1 Certificate in Hoarding. Kate has a decade of experience as a masters level social worker working in hospice and children’s foster care.  She also brings her experiences and many skills to organizing work with clients. Together Susie and Kate work in residential settings, specializing in working with individuals who struggle with chronic disorganization challenges, hoarding disorder, depression, anxiety, and ADD. In their work with clients, they emphasize creating a judgment-free zone, using a person-centered approach and by focusing on and building upon clients’ strengths.


We will be running Zoom at the April Chapter meeting, so if you can't attend in person you're welcome to attend virtually! Zoom is offered for members only. Members: keep an eye on your email inbox for the Zoom invitation which will be sent on the Tuesday before the meeting. An RSVP is required if you plan to Zoom: please send your RSVP to Marianne Behler by 5:00pm on the day before the meeting (

Meeting Cost

Attendance at chapter meetings is a benefit of membership for Regular Members and Business Partners. Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.

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