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I Want to De-clutter My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Terrorists are mostly to blame for this hinderance of wanting to experience life. The business course of my college is doing an international trip to Europe. They've done so...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    The truth is that I do not think life is poetic or beautiful. I am not referring to life itself, which I consider an inexplicable miracle and an immeasurable gift. I'm referring to...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I need a lot of changes done to my life. One major one is taking charge of my own life rather then letting others run it for me. Another thing I would like to see happen is to...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    we can't control our past and future..but we can control our present.. i like reading biography books especially journey of their life..i hope one day i can write my own book to...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 15

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    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    I now understand why people enjoy travelling. I used to think it was a bother to fit your life in a small bag, rush to and from the airport, getting stuff into a cramped flying...
    barrybear barrybear 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    My desires to be stalked started around the age of 18, mainly after I started watching Investigation Discovery. I would watch shows based on the stories from victims of stalking...
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Forgive me if this sounds too story'ish . but here it goes There I was trying to catch some sleep. Eyes closed darkness - Wondered about Life without eyesight , without Sound...
    iscapegoat iscapegoat 18-21, M Feb 5

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    Or at least my version of fullest.. Do you have a motto in life? After my parents' divorce, my life motto became 'no matter what, no regrets'. Sometime early last year i went for a...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do and I want to have my dearest friends by my side. I love them all so much, I thought I'd write something silly... As I sit here drinking my EXPRESSO, I am thankful I have a...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    For me, living life to the fullest means that I must follow not only the famous golden rule but also follow the Ten Commandments . This reminds me of the song I used to teach the...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 61-65, F Feb 12

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    I'm doing a social study on the question "What is the meaning of life" and I would appreciate if everybody who see's this would reply, in their opinion what is the meaning of life...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm doing a social study on the question "What is the meaning of life" and I would appreciate if everybody who see's this would reply, in their opinion what is the meaning of life...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is the only point of life to have children? I mean, that wouldn't make sense if all we did was make more humans for no purpose...Gosh, if only we knew the purpose of life, right?
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    "The difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is only a matter of perspective. Pull the blinds. Look around you. It is a mad, mad world and you do not require...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had lived a Life one day… There came to me one day that the morning was different. I felt the Tuesday “sickness” again (I will spend a day with my friends that I like less...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I mean exactly the quite opposite experience happened to me I had just bought a costa.. Which is a coffee place a nice cinnamon apple drink which was hot.. I was in the car going...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the moment! Live, laugh, love, forgive & forget. Life is too short to live with regrets.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    A luxury that not all of us have.. Between our past, the heartbreaks from friends and others and the challenges of every day life, it really sounds impossible to do so..
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I know I have a purpose in life, I just gotta find it.....⭐️
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 2 Responses Feb 7

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    wow .....E.P so helps me yo realise my own faults and helps me to be a better person . with so much support I'll die happy .... thank you thank you .. ....... I now realise...
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 1 Response Feb 9

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    The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly! Love truly, laugh uncontrollably & never regret anything that made you smile.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 17

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    If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Mate I luv australia our way of life I luv our beaches I luv the fact that the government helps the under privelage They help single parents They pay people that can't find work...
    madridista23 madridista23 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to enjoy every moment out there that's available to me and my family. Just need more time and money!
    vincejr vincejr 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    can't wait till moving to a beautiful country, and finally feel like I found my place 😊
    kindofmagic kindofmagic 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I need to live to the fullest.
    SugarKaneFarrow SugarKaneFarrow 22-25, F Jan 27

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    Obstacles and challenges do not equate to impossibilities. You can still do what you set out to do. You just have more to grapple with. But you can still do it. Sure people can...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    No never know where you last days are coming so do everything as if it's you last day don't say I'll do it tomorrow because it may never come
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Lol not happening. anyone know whether a long, thought out note is preferable over a short and simple one?
    myanonymity myanonymity 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hey guys only 3/4 of my bucket list but what do you guys think??? Getting it put on a blackboard in my room with room for a photo next to it... To say I've done it and idea to put...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M Jan 30

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    A wise woman once said "**** this ****" then I lived happily ever after. The End
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 5 Responses Jan 31

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