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I Want to De-clutter My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Struggling with motivation. I feel mentally exhausted. I hope these feelings pass soon. I don't want to do anything. I feel worthless and like there's nothing to keep me going...
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    I couldn't agree more. It's easier than you think to do...the keyword here...simple. Your best friend, that you would never hurt and could trust with your life is all this takes...
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    I'm surrounded by people who want to meet up and ****, or drink and get a blackout for fun, or do stupid things like weeds and drugs. Nah. I just want to pack my bags and get a...
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    I'm really tired of living like this. this world is killing us. i just want to sleep without nightmare. i need someone to chat with. not difficult topic..just want to relax...PM me...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 6

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    I mean think about it we spend 12-13 years in grades school just to get out of that school and go into another, and then we work for the rest of our lives. I have one life and I...
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    Time to log off permanently and live life to the fullest fill my notification bell
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    Life is hard, so take it easy!
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