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I Want to De-clutter My Life

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    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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    Tat

    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 27, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes I want to live life to the fullest. 1 .Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we may be dead . 2. Don't keep turning the other cheek, do whatever turns you on, and feels good...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I was having problems with sleeping. I started sleeping 24 seven and couldn't stay awake. So my doctor put me on medication that wakes me up during the day. The problem is now I...
    Britt25 Britt25 41-45, F Jul 23

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    I've been married for 28 years. My children are grown up. My husband is out going, life and soul, hard working but I'm lost. I feel conditioned which is maybe my fault. I...
    simply44 simply44 51-55, F 10 hrs ago

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    To live life to it's fullest ... For everyone it can mean a totally different thing. For some it may mean finding their soulmate, to others it may be having a family, others could...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Today I worked up feeling blue. My heart is heavy. I just feel the weight is on my shoulders. It's not about no guy. Every time a woman writes about feeling sad, people...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    City life bit too often. Few protected or nurtured. The crap yall tolerate or cause bit. Want to be a miner. But body and funds are saying no. Found gold but jerks...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 3

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    Things are bad again, I can barely manage to get through my weekends at home. My weekdays are fine as my time is consumed on work and I'm around people who see the face that I want...
    KyleMD KyleMD 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    My life at the moment is shite all I want is a good job even though I'm 14 I'd live to have my own flat of something and a guy in my life I've never kissed anyone and all I want I...
    Lolbeansarefun Lolbeansarefun 13-15, M Jul 20

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    It's interesting how many people hold little value to life. But if something happens where their life is threatened, then all of a sudden, they want to life, and have so much to...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I want to do a lot in life, and experience so much, One of those things are: SCUBA-DIVING!!!  I want to go swimming with dolphins and under sea creatures and see what I can...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Some people think life is a joke they hurt people , they do stupid things ruin there lives . god only gave us one life! Make it count !
    Junebug33 Junebug33 22-25, M Jul 17

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    I had nightmares about how I lose passion in life how I lose independent mind or spirit to become one like those average people.if I can't have a life in the way I want ,i'll...
    Raygr Raygr 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    My life is insanely hard, not exaggerating, very very very very hard. Unbelievably hard, I could shock all of you with my life and I am only 16, but I stay positive all the time...
    steviebreezy18 steviebreezy18 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Life is a wheel and I'm rolling with it…
    Flygirl827 Flygirl827 41-45 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Life is an ocean of limitless possibilities. Big and small. Good and bad. Sometimes we create them but most of the time they are thrown in our laps. They just happen and before we...
    jjacko94 jjacko94 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    When did life become so mundane? Work, sleep... repeat. Make it stop! I never knew growing up would be so boring.
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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    Life is happening now, are you in the game, have you made your mark, have you set the bar, are you leading the pack, or are you watching from the sidelines?
    whupdeedo whupdeedo 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Sooo I broke my arm and it hurts like hell!!!!!i hate my life :|
    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    When Life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say “You hit like a *****.”
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Today I decide to make a choice, today I'm giving myself the opportunity of believing in something different, today I stop being afraid of life, afraid of love, afraid of miracles...
    Awake96 Awake96 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I've done so many fun things in my life, some of them are pretty crazy, and some of them are really embarrassing, but today when I look back I laugh, and it's a good feeling. No...
    hgscgirl hgscgirl 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I live to rodeo, barrel race, run, work out, train horses, rope cows, party, box, play soccer, volley ball, and team rope!! And I believe that no matter what you can always do wHat...
    Mouth1from1the1south Mouth1from1the1south 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wish i can just face my problems head on.. Sometimes i just want to forget everything
    Raisa26 Raisa26 26-30, F Jul 8

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    Today I woke up from a well rested night, but yet all day today I have felt drained. My family nieces were over and wanted to play and I would for a little while and then go lay...
    ladypatrice ladypatrice 22-25, F Jul 9

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    there are a lot of thing I didn't do that I want to simple things like go fishing I never went out on a boat and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the water and one other person i...
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M Jul 10

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    I want stuff big time! What stuff do u want?
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Make sure your thoughts are focused only on the things you want to experience
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to read good books.Once I wanted to take up acting but I think I am too shy for that.I once acted in a school play and the lead character forgot his dialogue and I prompted...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You must have courage to change if you want to grow.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It would be cool trying naughty things as well....
    SimplyPleasing00 SimplyPleasing00 16-17, F 2 Responses 47 mins ago

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    The smallest things, takes the most room in my heart. I prefer a billion times for you to make something or write something thoughtful for me than to go to the store & buy a...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Someone told me to live with a nevertheless attitude so I have!
    ethank3124 ethank3124 18-21, M Jul 3

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    Someone told me to live with a nevertheless attitude so I have!
    ethank3124 ethank3124 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I hate being bored jobless and living with my parents right now ughhh
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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