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I Want to De-clutter My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

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    Over the last few weeks I have been sifting through the detritus of my life in the hope of regaining some space.  I am old, I hoard, and I have space for other people to store their stuff; therefore, in every corner there is stuff.This afternoon I did ‘The Summerhouse’ (let...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jul 8, 2013

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    Anybody See That Oprah Story About Hoarders?

    That Oprah show about the lady who PILED her house full of crap that she bought..... whew!  That was an eye-opener!  They hauled away truck-loads of garbage that she'd been keeping in her house.  I LOVE watching those kinds of shows, cause it makes me think that my...
    Psalm23 Psalm23 41-45, F Mar 27, 2008

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    I Keep Stuffing My Handbag With Shopping Reciepts All The Time To The Point Where I Can't Find Anything In My Bag .

    My clutter is not totally out of control but it could get that way , I have just reconised that I keep too many shopping  reciepts in my handbag , I keep doing this to the point where I can't find anything in my bag . I will empty my bag out and throw away the reciepts but I...
    mishy40 mishy40 36-40 Dec 31, 2011

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    Tlc's Hoarding: Buried Alive Looking For New Partipants

    Discovery Studios is currently looking for participants for TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. We’re seeking people who are willing to open up their lives and homes to share their stories. If you struggle with hoarding and are facing unfortunate circumstances such as fines...
    tlchoarding tlchoarding 26-30, F Jun 14, 2011

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    Starting Over

    As if I did not have enough going wrong in my life, something else happens to throw me further out to sea. Without a life line if I may add. I had recently wrote a story about decluttering my life. I truly felt I had be given enough to handle. My sister and I live together, she...
    findinghanna findinghanna 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    The More I Think About It

    this is more figurative than literal.  I still have a lot of emotional clutter that needs ejected from my life.
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    On a Massive Scale...

      I am seriously thinking of selling the house and moving myself and my daughter to one of the swanky flats downtown.    This means major de-cluttering and one huge yard sale!!!!!!!!!
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F Feb 18, 2008

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    Research On Hoarding And Relationships

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions, OCD, and hoarding. You must be at least 18 to...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Chaos Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome

    For a long time I was in denial and depressed. It affected my life on so many levels. I couldn't take care of myself or my family or my home. It was a very unhealthy environment for a long time. I wil not give all the details of this dark period in my life I just want to say to...
    lilredzone lilredzone 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    I Truly Need To Decongest My Home And My Mind!,,,,

    After the Unexpected death of my husband, who was only 40, I Have so many things going on. We had recently adopted two newborns. Both came from parents of excessive drug abuse, and no prenatal care. I with the help of fertility drugs had a soN. I lost 9 babies in varies stages...
    findinghanna findinghanna 36-40, F 5 Responses May 1, 2011

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    I'm A Slob... :p

    I've been thinking lately that I have too much of a tendency to get sentimentally attached to belongings, objects. I'm not sure if I'm bad enough to be really a "hoarder", and I don't much want to get rid of the things I already have that have sentimental value, but I want to try...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Step 1

    De-cluttering my mind would be a first good step I think...... actually, on reflection I'm thinking I'm in the wrong group...my life is feeling too EMPTY right now : ( : ( : ( .....but my mind is far too full of "stuff"
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Physically Mentally and Emotionally

    This weekend im having a decluttering session bigger than you can believe In my house and then im going to start working on the  the mental clutter i have but im not going to just go at it ... im going to have a plan this time ... I need order  so much order its not...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Nov 22, 2007

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    Want to Chuck It All

    I feel weighed down by all the clutter in my life.  It is really exhausting trying to keep it all sorted. 
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4, 2008

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    When I'm old I want to look back at my life and be happy with it. I'm tired of living in this small town I live in. I go to school, come home and do nothing and then the next day I...
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    The challenge with life is to live it
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    Foxfish Foxfish 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I'm determined that when my kids grow up in going to live my life to the full....I mean Shirley Valentine and then some! Seriously I look after my elderly mother, have three boys...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Always look on the bright side of life ... ;)
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    A battle against depression is a journey to regain one's vitality. There was once a time where enjoyment and contentment were natural experiences. I have since found myself forcing...
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    arentwe all?but I feel like my life its missing something I need to find it
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 11

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    If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
    BlueFairy09 BlueFairy09 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to get past my illnesses and issues so that I can make a difference in this world...I want to feel free.
    xNihilityx xNihilityx 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    how do I live life to the fullest?
    ThePixie123 ThePixie123 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I honestly get really close to having a panic attack when I am in my dorm thinking about all the things that I could be doing. I feel trapped, and wonder why I am here and not...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I want to commit suicide.....
    suicidelgirl suicidelgirl 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 7

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    I love my family ...my daughters and grandchildren are wonderful and anytime I feel down all I need to do is think of the blessing Bestowed upon me!
    Cyndie67 Cyndie67 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My wish is to visit the world
    SUDYAD SUDYAD 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I've been in a wheelchair since I was 17
    deadly1 deadly1 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 25

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    But I have PTSD... This makes it hard to even go outside. Be alone in a room. Or talk to anyone. Ehhhh, but **** happens.
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    DON'T LET YOURSELF GET STOCK IN WISHING, PLANNING, HOPPING, PRAYING, WAITING FOR THE PERFECT TIME... GET OUT & TAKE CONSISTENT & PROGRESSIVE ACTION, ONLY THEN WOULD THE SEEMINGLY...
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Procrastination is my thing. I'm good at it too.
    summerray summerray 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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