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I Want to De-clutter My Life

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    Wanting and doing it is the perplexing puzzle of living life. I'm sure we all would like to live life to it's fullest. We all can if we're not a criminal in a prison or someone...
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    City life bit too often. Few protected or nurtured. The crap yall tolerate or cause bit. Want to be a miner. But body and funds are saying no. Found gold but jerks...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 3

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    Things are bad again, I can barely manage to get through my weekends at home. My weekdays are fine as my time is consumed on work and I'm around people who see the face that I want...
    KyleMD KyleMD 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    My life at the moment is shite all I want is a good job even though I'm 14 I'd live to have my own flat of something and a guy in my life I've never kissed anyone and all I want I...
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    I want to start a fresh life where i can be my self not what people want me too be
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    I guess we'll never know unless we never try! Going to keep this as my motto from now on and just try take life as it comes, with all it's ups and down. Life is really short to...
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    I'm gonna change my life so in the future I'll thank myself for it. I'm gonna chase my dreams, follow my heart, and do what's right. Times will get tough, but staying positive is...
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    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Some people think life is a joke they hurt people , they do stupid things ruin there lives . god only gave us one life! Make it count !
    Junebug33 Junebug33 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I had nightmares about how I lose passion in life how I lose independent mind or spirit to become one like those average people.if I can't have a life in the way I want ,i'll...
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    But for me to come as I am, is effortless as enlightenment is utterly effortless. Let the words spill through. A light will shine. I am now aware that I am part of the God-Mind. I...
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    yes want to live my life to the fullest for me ,for my loved ones,according to the desire of my Lord
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    I've screwed up everything. I can't keep a job because of my anxiety, and I can't find a relationship because I'm afraid of commitment... I just want to start everything over...
    MarissaRachelle MarissaRachelle 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Hey everyone! Just read the book "what i wish i knew when i was 20". I recommend it to all of us. But left me wondering certain things,such as : how do u Find ur drive!? Personally...
    RoxxyStancu RoxxyStancu 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I will do everything I enjoy, life's to short.
    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Life is too short for regrets and "I wish I would've's" you should do what makes you happy and do it 👍😄❤
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F Jun 27

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    Life is short, and you never know when it could end. Without sounding too sepressing... So why spend a day sleeping when you could climb the Eiffel Tower?! (Such an inspirational...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    Life is a wheel and I'm rolling with it…
    Flygirl827 Flygirl827 41-45 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Life is an ocean of limitless possibilities. Big and small. Good and bad. Sometimes we create them but most of the time they are thrown in our laps. They just happen and before we...
    jjacko94 jjacko94 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    When did life become so mundane? Work, sleep... repeat. Make it stop! I never knew growing up would be so boring.
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    Life is happening now, are you in the game, have you made your mark, have you set the bar, are you leading the pack, or are you watching from the sidelines?
    whupdeedo whupdeedo 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Sooo I broke my arm and it hurts like hell!!!!!i hate my life :|
    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    When Life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say “You hit like a *****.”
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    Today I decide to make a choice, today I'm giving myself the opportunity of believing in something different, today I stop being afraid of life, afraid of love, afraid of miracles...
    Awake96 Awake96 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi my name is Hailey but I rather be called Angel.I am scared and I don't why.I have lots of friends but I want a connection
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Be the person I want to become!
    deanl deanl 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I wish i can just face my problems head on.. Sometimes i just want to forget everything
    Raisa26 Raisa26 26-30, F Jul 8

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    Today I woke up from a well rested night, but yet all day today I have felt drained. My family nieces were over and wanted to play and I would for a little while and then go lay...
    ladypatrice ladypatrice 22-25, F Jul 9

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