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I Want to De-clutter My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    I savor each word from song wondering what more there is out there in this life, when all I can feel lately is this agonizing loneliness and suffering I feel each day. I imagine...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel there's got to be more to life than what I've been enduring & feeling for so many years. It's burning inside of me so badly, I just need to vent. I never have before... As a...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    "The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Worth reading-A group of friends visited their old university professor.Conversation soon turned to complaints about'STRESS' & 'TENSION' in Life.Professor offered them Coffee...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I found this quote and though just how inspirational it is."Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I don't know why it took me so long to realize how good life can be. I was such a pessimist for such a long time! And since I had a bad attitude I was also lazy. This year has been...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Do you believe life is more about the moments we experience than the things we collect or have? I do and I feel challenged to live by that value. Why? I live with a woman that...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    i want my life to be amazing and wonderful but it just isnt like that. i never let myself chicken out of things because of this but it's still a mediocre life
    artandtravel artandtravel 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know what I want to do in life, I don't know what I wanna be, I do know that I don't wanna be a doctor, or lawyer, all those fancy things, At first I wanted to be a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    At some point I need to put my foot down and put an end to this mess. Just sick of the fighting, the drama, the hurtful words, the hate. I'm sick of it all. I'm so tired of my...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 21

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    Have to go through a year of hell before I can be where I want to be in life
    mills2104 mills2104 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    We are all going to die one day we might as well live life to the fullest. If you are suffering and thinking your life is meaningless, it's not! Live life and forget your worries...
    SweetAussie SweetAussie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    as we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. you'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. you'll...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    If you want live happily in this world; Feed your strength! Encourage your natural expressive and hands-on talents. Nourish your appreciation of the world . Give yourself...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I was taking pictures today because it had been a while since I took the time to capture a moment and I realized the most obvious, but scariest thing ever: I'm not going to be...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    But living MY life to the fullest might not fit your definition of "living life to the fullest." And I am soooo ok with that ;-)
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Life is kinda like a computer. You love it, then one day it crashes. It may have had a virus.. You had important files.. But those are all gone. Everything you loved. Is gone. No...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to go on a road trip and just not give a hoot about anything. I want to go with lively people who love to dance and have fun and aren't afraid of the world or being...
    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    What does living life to the fullest mean anyways sounds like some **** they tell you when your young like hey son Santa is real and he climbs down the chimney on Christmas time...
    NyCeGuY4URdreamzz NyCeGuY4URdreamzz 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Who knows ... when life stops living you so its better to live it as your last second, last minute, last hour and last day !
    darkpassion darkpassion 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I believe in enjoying every second of every day, learning new stuff, having fun by being yourself! Because there could always be a day were something can happen, so enjoy life to...
    emilytello emilytello 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I think life is Magical and do experience real magic and feel sometime so powerful not in strength mental or physical but I mean in real powers
    Devavilas Devavilas 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I dont know what I can do to make my life more fun. Any suggestions?
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    Nathing is more satisfying than knowing that another month of year has gone by and we have become a better person. We are able to find our passion, turn it into "What we do" for...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    I want to.. But dont know how to !!!
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    This is actually in response to a very special person to me: one who wanted a stalker. (I don't personally want one.) Wish granted! When I first messaged you on August 10th 2014 I...
    omutsukimi omutsukimi 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I know I'm still young, but I have lost lots of experiences that should be memories now. I want to do everything fast but things take time, I'm scared of blinking and opening my...
    Claire212 Claire212 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    now I've came to realize that if I want the best of what this world can offer, I will have to do that same, so I declare to myself and the world the most sickening work ethic, and...
    justinfustin justinfustin 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I wanted to do something interesting.
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I respect people and I don't like talking dirty I'm also not gay I'm straight I want to have fun friends I'm a nice guy if you get to know me and the most important I don't judge...
    john4guci john4guci 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    Getting real tired of it taking so long to meet minds like my own. Endlessly scrolling through experiences and profiles, scrutinizing every detail that a person shows of their self...
    MohnJarston86 MohnJarston86 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Someone I love told me that no one can ever love you like you love yourself, so you have to put yourself first sometimes because one day there'll be no one there to turn to
    mills2104 mills2104 13-15, F Aug 23

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    Put yourself in my shoes as you read this. "Compass" by Counterparts is playing on full blast in your room that you're isolating yourself in