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I Want to De-clutter My Life

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 27, 2008

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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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    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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    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...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    i'm in HS and i get good grades and have my circle that i hang with and i don't listen to most of the crappy non sense music by future or chief keef ( dumbest rap name I've ever...
    storylover6 storylover6 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    As I sit here thinking about my life, I feel I still have to live so much and do so many things that I love the most.You've only one life and therefore you have to live it to the...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    We all want something that is unattainable .Something we could flash off to others to get validation that we exist.The world we live in is sick and inhumane.With every story of...
    jayseca jayseca 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I just want to disappear altogether and start a fresh as someone different. I have ended all hope of a life here for me because of my mistakes or even my failures. My life here is...
    Dg135 Dg135 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As many of you already know, I have lost both my mother and my best friend to cancer. The thing about cancer, specially in the final stages, is that you know the end is coming, and...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 20 Responses Mar 28

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    life is short,life is full of memories...i want to enjoy each moment the good bad and ugly.
    BicurMe BicurMe 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I will be 18 this coming October, but I feel like I have been wasting my life. I haven't really done anything. I mess around with my schoolwork, I'm a bit of a trouble maker, I...
    xBriarRoseRedx xBriarRoseRedx 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    What is the point of life? I mean we die either way.. There is not enough time to do anything you want to do or achieve:(
    pointoflife pointoflife 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Awhile back I would be posting about how I need a better life but I found a way out of that hole! It's unbelievable how much better life can get when you are making extra income...
    mchalk mchalk 22-25 Apr 2

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    I've learned that life isn't necessarily easy, but it's always worth figuring out. That, if nothing else, has had the most profound effect on my learning that, sometime's your...
    foolishlylovingthee foolishlylovingthee 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    When life gives you lemons squeeze the juice in life eyes!!!🍋😲
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm tired of having to come home everyday and deal with this. I'm going through a hard time as it is, they don't need to make it worse. I'm tired of my step-dad going around saying...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Biggest suspense of life you know the person for whom you are praying but you will never know the person who is praying for you
    candlelightm candlelightm 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My life is a piece of **** 🙌 basically all there is to it.
    Melaniebitxh Melaniebitxh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    LIFE! You can't discover oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore!!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    If you have a problem you should face it then move on with your life!
    wwonderer wwonderer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    yeah do so that my tombstone reads"""HERE is a man with no regrets""life is simple and beautyfull its us who make it so twisted simple solution to that is simple living high...
    romell romell 36-40, M Apr 8

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    am single mother of 2yrs old and am not happy right now cos i have been living alove so far without anyone to love me and share bed with me i really need a nice man in my life to...
    donnathierjung201 donnathierjung201 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    A life without regret and with happiness!
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 10

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    Family history day As part of a counseling session, I had to make a family tree. Family. What does that even mean anymore. I had scribbled down the three main families and all of...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I miss the feeling of something new, being in a new place, find a soulmate someone that makes you feel complete in all of the aspect. I'd love to go somewhere new with someone that...
    kaysworld kaysworld 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What is living life to the fullest? How would one achieve this goal? Just curious that's all.
    soweird530 soweird530 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I want to try it just once. ;)
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a meddling mother in law who I cannot stand!
    summerfest summerfest 41-45, F Mar 23

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    What makes you happy beautiful people out there?
    ggborealis ggborealis 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Change the way you think, change the way you live. Attitude is everything. Don't hate people just because they're people, give everyone a change and let go of the negativity for a...
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M Apr 4

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    It's just simply all too beautiful
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Apr 6

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    You can't live in the future, I find if you do, you never get anything done
    iceaangel iceaangel 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Letting go of something or someone is never easy, even when we know its within our best interests to do so. Today I let go. It won't be easy, but I am hopeful and strong, and I...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I can't seem to control what is happening to me. I don't even know how to start. All I know is I am hating myself more and more each day. The guilt of being a disappointment to my...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm tired of being there for everyone. It's not fair that I have to sacrifice my happiness for that of others. I enjoy helping others but when I finally need something for myself I...
    WinterUnicorn WinterUnicorn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Some folks live to collect material things. Others strive to be successful and wealthy. While others want to be popular or powerful. Those kinds of things don't really matter to me...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M Apr 3

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    Sometimes you got to make choices you don't want to. Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you got to sit back and think about what the right thing to do is. Sometimes you got to be...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I feel so lost and confused. Im studying architecture and i dont like it, even one bit. I want to change my course to mass comm but im afraid. Im afraid that it'll turn out the...
    Llamadelrey95 Llamadelrey95 18-21, F Apr 4

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    If I've already met him, he can come sweep me away now lol. As sad as this is gonna sound, there's nothing I want more in life other than to know what I want to do for a career is...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My names Alan and I write stories about what I wish my life was. Excitement and adventure, all of my characters are something I wish I was (or the villains, something I wish I wasn...
    palant palant 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    If I said I hated my life it'd be an under statement. After having all that I've ever wanted out of life twice & losing it all I'm pretty sure that there is no god or he hates me.
    micelord micelord 26-30 1 Response Apr 2

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    Is it me. Or is there no country/cowgirls left? It seems like every woman I meet wants the city life with the big money. No one wants the country/farm life anymore. I believe it's...
    JrParks JrParks 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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