Sometimes a chronically disorganized person has a tendency to excessive save things they really don’t need or want. That kind of saving can ofen be addressed with professional organizing. Compulsive hoarding is a more complex and devastating disorder than chronic disorganization. There is a mental or emotional obstacle that compels both the keeping of stuff and the acquisition of stuff. A person who hoards has a home that has lost significent functionality. A living room has no place to sit down. Food preparation in the kitchen is displaced by clutter. The home becomes a jangled mass of intertwined useless and useful stuff sometimes affecting the safety and health of the person who hoards and their loved ones. Organizing by itself, though it can be therapeutic, does not always “get to the bottom of things”, because a professional organizer is not always trained to engage mistaken beliefs and thinking. That is the role of therapy.