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Old 01-23-2020, 02:54 PM   #101
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How are your closets going? I've been slacking. I cleaned out a large section of my basement but it was a struggle because the dust I kicked up kept making me sick.
I need to clean the bottom of my closest out. I doing better. I need to remodel my closet for more space. Thank you for asking.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:34 AM   #102
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Last weekend I clean out one shed and reorganizing and got rid of a lot of stuff I don't need anymore.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:11 AM   #103
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Nice! I have not been focused on decluttering or cleaning lately. I did start to organize a part of the basement I had cleaned out earlier. This will create more space that allows me to unbury more things to throw out.
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Nice! I have not been focused on decluttering or cleaning lately. I did start to organize a part of the basement I had cleaned out earlier. This will create more space that allows me to unbury more things to throw out.
I been struggling with my hoarding and again.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:40 AM   #105
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I just cleaned out one bag of clothes out of my closet today. I'm donating some dishes today.
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i have the same issue.
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I clean out one closet.
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i have the same issue.
it hard because I want to keep everything.
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I have the opposite problem. My mother was a hoarder, so that's probably why I throw everything out. Even things I should keep I get rid of and sometimes later regret it.

For example, I had a plastic bin full of childhood writings and artworks from school that I tossed about 15 years ago. Lots of painful memories. Essentially, tossing out artifacts from my childhood that covered my first ten years was self-loathing and self-preservation wrapped up together.

The only way to combat your hoarding Buffy01 is to address the attachment disorder you have to your life's artifacts. Our things do not define us yet our consumerist society brainwashes us to believe that our self-worth is defined by external 'things.' That isn't true at all of course. It's good to have mementos from our life -- artifacts with stories -- but its not healthy to keep every single thing.

Plus, there is the fear of letting go. What I find though is a release of negative energy when I throw things away. I feel better when I have a clean, organized home environment. Clutter triggers feelings of anxiety in me. I can't stand clutter. I hate knick-knacks too.
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Now i feel like, i could get corona and die - i thought i had more time to clean up this mess! So why bother now?
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