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An exciting THOUGHT-LEADER in the organizing industry with the knowledge and understanding to educate, and to forecast trends.

An innovative BOOK COACH who can turn your knowledge and understanding into authorship!


 The Consequences of Clutter

How hoarding disorder affects America’s older adults, first responders, and their communities 

The Consequences of Clutter is a report issued by the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The committee has investigated hoarding disorder and its impact on older Americans. It includes an overview of the disorder and factors that give rise to it. It also examines Adult Protective Services data for trends in how hoarding behavior affects older Americans. It examines the challenges posed to entire communities including first responders and local governments. The report reviews the federal response taken by select agencies. Finally, the report ends with recommendations to help the federal government better assist older adults and communities affected by hoarding disorder. Judith Kolberg and other members of the National Association of Productivity and Professional Organizers and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization were consulted for the report.


Join us for the Outrageous Voices Fall 2024 Writers' Retreat

Judith Kolberg would like to invite you to attend the lesbian writer’s retreat called Outrageous Voices Mid October. 

When: October 16th - October 20th 2024
Where: Near Atlanta, GA

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There’s No Such Thing as ‘Women’s Work’


8/31/2023 by REGINA LARK


Judith collaborated with Dr. Regina Lark on Emotional Labor: Why a Woman’s Work is Never Done and What to do About It and contributed the section on Radical Delegation. Here is the full article in Ms. Magazine

Perfect Is Pointless: 16 Organization Rules You Can Follow

Counterintuitive as it sounds, many ADHD organization challenges stem from perfectionism — the common, learned belief that things must be done impeccably. It’s an impossible standard that leaves many of us with cluttered homes, out-of-control finances, and exhausting schedules. These 16 organization rules can help change the tide.

Ellen Delap CPO asks - "Are you paralyzed by perfectionism?" Check out these tips from Judith Kolberg to move forward!

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Judith Kolberg, one of my first guests, was a crucial contribution to my latest book, Emotional Labor. Judith is an industry thought-leader whose skills in writing, editing, and listening were essential in bringing this book to life. Her sense of humor added an enjoyable element to our collaboration, and her insights and expertise enriched the content of the book.

In our podcast conversation, Judith and I discussed various topics related to emotional labor, including executive function skills, sequencing, and self-care. Her depth of experience and innovative organizing methods were also highlighted. As the founder of FileHeads Professional Organizers, Judith has made significant contributions to the field of professional organizing, launching an entire industry dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals challenged by chronic disorganization. Her writing has been instrumental in educating people on the topic, with four commercially successful books to her name.

I'm excited to announce that The Emotional Labor Podcast has officially launched! - Dr. Regina F. Lark


Jordan McMahon is a writer at the Strategist who covers a wide array of gadgets and how software can help build better relationships with technology in our lives.

Since my ADHD diagnosis at age 12, I’ve spent a good deal of my time trying countless methods of combating the forgetfulness and scattered-mindedness that ADHD has hurled into my life. I’ve missed important deadlines that can inconvenience my colleagues, forgotten good ideas and important appointments, lost focus during conversations I’m genuinely interested in, and been sidetracked from things I should really be focusing on.

Through 20 Years of Coping With ADHD, Here’s What I’ve Found to Help - By Jordan McMahon

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It is so clear to most of us that certain items go together that we almost automatically categorize all the time: clothing goes in a bedroom or closet, salad bowls and forks in the kitchen, and nails with the hammer somewhere near other hardware. But here’s the thing. Some people seem not to have gotten the category-gene. In their home clothing could be anywhere, you might find a fork in the bathroom, a box of nails can turn up in the kitchen; books, toys, flashlights, stationary supplies – they are all a hodge-podge. What’s up? Some of us categorize differently than others. In this webinar you’ll hear interesting and funny stories of hodge-podgers. You’ll gain insight into the 4 reasons this occurs. And then you’ll learn the innovative ways even the worst hodge-podger can have an organized home.

Jan 18, 2023 - Maxsold Presents Webinar with Judith Kolberg, Ask an expert: Hodge-Podge: The Trouble with Categories

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I was recently asked to write an article for Independent magazine, the journal of the Independent Book Publishers Association [See Article] which prompted me to reflect on my career. I recommend it highly, this reflecting on one’s career. For me, it reminded me of my entrepreneurial roots. And it’s a good thing, too because I have not been clever enough in business to retire without ever having to work again. So having an entrepreneurial outlook is coming in handy. There are plenty of things I can still do to earn and learn.

Revising Yourself - Revenue Trickles, Streams, and Floods by Judith Kolberg


Emotional labor is the unnoticed, unwaged, unwritten work women do in the home and in the paid workforce. It includes everything from assuring socks match to coping with a virus, schooling, a job and family life all under one roof. Largely invisible, the mental load of emotional labor weighs heavily on the shoulders of women. Dr. Regina Lark, the author of Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What to Do About It is a feminist historian with years of professional organizing experience in homes, offices and storage spaces.  This book examines women’s relationship to emotional labor from early American history to the COVID-19 era. Emotional labor is generally thought to be women’s work, whether at home or in the office, but it is actually not gender specific. It’s just, well, work!

Judith Kolberg is pleased to announce her collaboration with Regina Lark on the forthcoming book: Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What to Do About It.

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That’s me, Judith Kolberg, book coach to Regina Lark with our book Emotional Labor:  Why a Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It.  It’s available now at:

Charis Books & More, 184 S. Candler Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033.

Judith Kolberg Chosen As Top 10 Female Productivity, Organization & Technology Experts



This is International Women’s Day and also Women’s History Month, and it is Episode 47. We’re going to be talking about the top 10 female productivity organization and technology experts, Ray and Augusto discussed top 10 female productivity organization and technology experts. Enjoy! Listen to Podcast One



We’re continuing our Women’s History Month celebration, by announcing the results of our poll this past week, with the top 10 female productivity, organization and technology experts! Also, we’re joined again by Julie Bestry and Deb Lee joins us for the first time. Enjoy! Listen to Podcast Two


The Declutter Hub Podcast Episode 133 - Why everybody needs a digital estate plan

It is our 133rd episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website - We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organising with you.


In today's episode, Ingrid is speaking to Judith Kolberg who pioneered the Atlanta-based company FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989. In 1990 she founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Judith is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganization.


What if you suddenly died or became incapacitated?  Would your Executor, Power of Attorney, family or other authorized representatives know about the existence of your “invisible” online and web-based accounts, the ones with no statements or paper trail? Do the right people know how to log-in into your vital accounts? While your family is planning your funeral and grieving your loss, criminals could be hijacking your Facebook account. Do you know how to protect your ‘information afterlife’, the digital information that goes on without you?

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