You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Lessons Learned About Mental Health from Estate Clear Outs

Tangible personal property may not appear to be the most valuable asset in a portfolio, but the discovery process can reveal helpful information about a clients personal, Financial and legal history. From inventory to distribution, the discovery process can inform decisions on whether to discard, donate, or sell as well as how to coordinate with beneficiaries. This presentation will reveal professional insights on the estate clear out process from two experienced professional organizers who work with probate, trust, and private clients.


Joan McCreary

Joan McCreary


Joan McCreary is a Certified Professional Organizer and owner of JMPO, a successful estate and home organizing business based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joan comes from a background in startup medical companies, charter schools, and the mortgage industry. She now specializes in working with the chronically disorganized, seniors and estate clear outs. Joan is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, the Platinum Senior Network and other professional groups.

Regina F. Lark Ph.D.

Regina F. Lark Ph.D.

A Clear Path

Regina Lark is a Certified Professional Organizer and owner of A Clear Path, operating in Los Angeles and Orange

Dr. Regina Lark is an Organizing and Productivity Specialist based in Los Angeles. In 2008 she founded A Clear Path, followed by Silk Touch Moves, and recently, Speaking of Clutter.

Regina and her ninja organizers provide professional physical, emotional, and psychological support for people who wish to clear clutter and chaos from their lives. As a Board Certified Professional Organizer with additional certifications in ADHD, Chronic Disorganization, and Hoarding Disorders, she is a graduate of the Organizer Coach Foundation Training Program, and serves as a Member Director of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).

Dr. Lark is a frequent speaker and educator on topics ranging from women’s leadership, emotional labor, time management, productivity, hoarding, and ADHD.