Sharon taught me how to think about my family's "stuff" and how to break down the inventory in my apartment into use-able parts. She taught me to think about what goes with what, to store it near where we actually use it, and to label it accordingly. Not only did she teach me (and I was eager for a coach), but she also got in the trenches and actually sorted, recycled, and organized our belongings with me - everything from nails and hardware to toilet paper and hosiery. When we'd finish a session, I felt like I'd really accomplished something. Sharon also gave me homework, which was very specific and manageable. I was motivated to finish my tasks before she arrived for our next session, and that made me feel like we were really making progress. This is a lifestyle and one that I'm finding I'm able to uphold.