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I Want to De-clutter My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    This coming week is lane cleanup.

    Woo hoo!!! My chance to dump all the crap that's accumulated in the basement and on shelves. The only hitch will be my wife. She's a sentimental packrat. I'm the exact opposite. Memories exist in your mind, not an object... Chuck it!!! It's going to be an interesting week.
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M Apr 24

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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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    tlchoarding tlchoarding 26-30, F Jun 14, 2011

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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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    I want to de clutter my life I have off

    and on been downside my closet and lots of donations . .got to take another haul off in few days
    Ace45w Ace45w 31-35, F May 14

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    In my youth and early adulthood,

    I 'd collect and save items and memories from every event in a full history. It's only later that I've realised what was the point as most of the hoard is never looked at again! I'm not a minimalist as life is convenient with things to hand. Bit doesn't life look tidy in the...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M Jun 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So Ply, just too much happening

    and in my life! How I dream of a minimalist desert island existence! Although I'd so get bored if I did!! My worst issue is my home. It was already well stocked of possessions, purchases and memories. But then I met my girlfriend and she brought all of her stuff when she moved...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    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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