chronic disorganization, declutter, hoarding, trust

TRUST is a really special thing!

When you TRUST someone you have a “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone”.  That is not easy to obtain, especially when I am working with a Chronically Disorganized people and Hoarders, who do not trust many, even family!  So, it feels really phenomenal when a client lets me into his or her world = TRUST. It’s an honor and the greatest compliment that I have earned.  Thank you to my clients who completely trust me.  I do NOT take it lightly.

chronic disorganization, hoarding

I have received my Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization! This is a real BIG deal for me in an industry that is my passion.   This not-for-profit organization provides education and training to professional organizers and related professionals who specialize in working with the chronically disorganized population. 

aging, coaching, declutter, hoarding, productivity, residential organizing

Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization

Jen Cazares has received her Level I Certificate of Study in CHRONIC DISORGANIZATION, from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).  What this means is, I am one step closer closer (with a lot more education ahead) to becoming a Specialist in Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding and Aging!  Stay tuned…

business organizing, productivity, project management

Just earned: NAPO Specialist Certificate – Workplace Productivity

This certificate strengthens my educational background (B.B.A. Business Administration, with an emphasizes in Marketing and Human Resources, & B.A. in English) in workplace productivity through the development of three basic class divisions.

The the 3 class divisions as described by NAPO:

  • The core classes focus on factors affecting managing business aspects like planning, staffing, and business issues and productivity including project and team management.
  • The Client Interaction classes focus on ways in which I interpersonally relate to my clients through recognition and boundaries and help me to connect with my clients to provide a teaching environment.
  • The Skills classes offer a variety of subjects to sharpen already present skillsets or to add new tools in my toolbox to expand my marketability for helping business clients remain relevant in a demanding professional environment.

I am committed to help elevate your business to a whole new level!

declutter, residential organizing

Just earned: NAPO Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing

For me the purpose of earning this NAPO Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing was three fold:

  • To focus on factors affecting the development and management of my business.
  • To gain a greater understanding and awareness of my Client Interaction by focusing on them, and relating to them through recognition and boundaries.  And to help transfer organizing skills.
  • The  classes also offer a variety of subjects to sharpen my current skill-sets, and to add new tools to my toolbox to expand my marketability and services.

I look forward to working with you and helping you feel the bright spot in organizing!

declutter, identity theft, Recycle, security, shredding

To shred or not to shred…

that is the question.  Or is the question, “What should I shred?”

With identify theft top of mind for many of us, I often get asked, “What should I shred?”  The simple answer is anything that has a signature, account number (like a credit card statement), phone number, social security number, ATM receipts, airline tickets, medical or legal information, plus credit offers.

Of course, protection is gained from shredding this information, but it’s not 100% foolproof, BUT, you have taken big steps to deter chances of  identify theft. When you shred these sensitive documents, you will feel peace of mind, and that’s truly meaningful!

0527-shredding-infographic150x540If you have a lot of paper that needs to be shredded, then I recommend taking it to a professional organization to have it shredded – UPS stores, Staples, etc shred documents for a fee, usually by the pound, or per a banker’s box.  I would also purchase a shredder for your home, and shred documents on a regular basis so it does not become overwhelming. Look for a powerful cross-cut shredder that can also shred expired credit cards or several pieces of paper at the same time.  All shredded paper should be bagged up and placed in your recycle bin.

For more information and a lot of specifics, visit the Federal Trade Commission, A Pack Rat’s Guide to Shredding.


declutter, Recycle, Spring Cleaning

Spring into action!

There’s something about Spring that puts a little extra “bounce” in your step! Spring gets you motivated to give your space a good cleaning, and it’s the perfect time to  declutter your house.  You will definitely feel a sigh of relief from a job well done, and you’ll be prepared to bring on the warmer seasons with great enthusiasm!

But I know it’s easy to lose your steam when you get down to the details…where to start, feelings of being too overwhelmed, etc. — that’s where Cazares Organizing will add a bright spot to your organizing efforts.  I will be your accountability partner, and together we will transform your space into a breath of fresh air – I promise!

So, Spring into action and let’s make your space look and feel amazing!call me today.




Think Green!

Recycle, recycle, recycle.  Don’t throw it in landfill, recycle…or dispose it in the proper place. Some cities have free pick-up trash days outside of your regular pick-ups.  Call or visit your city’s website for more details.

What should go where is the question?  Is it trash or recyclable?  Not everything can be  recycled, but So much of our unwanted “stuff” can be, so this is what you need to know:


Acceptable Recycling Material (for specifics click acceptable-recycling-yard-waste):

  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic

Curbside Service (City of Concord):

Customers MUST call in for services below or email Concord Disposal.
925.682.9113 or (allow 24 hours for email response):

  • Three On-Call Free Pick-up Days
  • Battery Pick-up
  • Oil Pick-up
  • CFL Pick-up

Drop-off Services (City of Concord):

Other “STUFF” that should NEVER go in the trash (or recycled for that matter) and must be dropped-off:

  • SHARPS:  Concord residents can drop off their sharps in the lobby of Conord Disposal’s office at 4080 Mallard Dr. in Concord.
  • PHARMECUEDICAL:  Concord residents can drop off their pharmaceuticals at the Concord Police Station, at 1350 Galindo Street in Concord, free of charge.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE:  Concord Disposal Service cannot pick up Household Hazardous Waste. Concord residents can drop off their household hazardous waste, at no charge at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District at 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez, 94553.


Electronics, Appliances, Ceramic, Styrofoam, Fabrics, Food, Liquid, Green Waste, Garden Hoses, Ropes, Chains, Wire, Rocks, Car Parts, Aerosol Cans, Household Hazardous Waste, Diapers, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Facial Tissues, Light Bulbs, Paper Plates, Drinking Glasses, Shoes, Video Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Batteries and Window Glass.

For information on how to dispose of these unacceptable items, please call Concord Disposal at (925) 682-4518.


Coaching practice makes perfect!

I love the idea of being a Coach Organizer!  Practice, practice, practice.  My latest achievement was a powerful course in receptive and active coaching skills combined with the on-going core competencies and ethics of coaching in a small group setting – practicing with other fellow organizers.  Is coaching right for you?  Take the Coachability Self Test and see.  It might be your missing piece of the puzzle!