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I've had some of those hoarding shows playing while I try to figure out where I can put the stuff that's blocking my hall. One of the shows had a counselor asking the home owner whether they needed something to live a functional life or if they wanted it. I'm trying to ask myself that question as I go through these things.

I also came across a tip, I think in one of these shows, suggesting that you just handle the thing once. I tend to defer decisions and move things from one place to another, so I am trying to catch that as well... although I did take a stack of DVDs I will probably never watch and move them from one bookshelf to another, so not sure how well that's working for me...
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Good job swapping out the bed and setting out clothes to donate! I find that once decision fatigue sets in, I need to stop. It's probably better to do it in small chunks so it doesn't get to that point, but I have trouble recognizing when I should stop.

I crammed a bunch of stuff into a hallway while I was working on my renovation project and took my first stab at disassembling the pile yesterday. I don't actually have anywhere to put these things so it is forcing me to make some hard decisions.
I am the same way! It hard but I getting better.
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I've had some of those hoarding shows playing while I try to figure out where I can put the stuff that's blocking my hall. One of the shows had a counselor asking the home owner whether they needed something to live a functional life or if they wanted it. I'm trying to ask myself that question as I go through these things.

I also came across a tip, I think in one of these shows, suggesting that you just handle the thing once. I tend to defer decisions and move things from one place to another, so I am trying to catch that as well... although I did take a stack of DVDs I will probably never watch and move them from one bookshelf to another, so not sure how well that's working for me...
I watch the hoarding show myself. My home had never been that bad. But one of my sister and neighbor house is like the houses on the hoarder show.
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I haven't done well lately. All the anxiety leading up to buying the house and tensions with my mother were all I could handle for a while. We get the keys to the house in the next few days, so we are going to have to face more decluttering.
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I haven't done well lately. All the anxiety leading up to buying the house and tensions with my mother were all I could handle for a while. We get the keys to the house in the next few days, so we are going to have to face more decluttering.
I'm sorry that you are struggling right now!
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Thanks Buffy! We decided we NEED to set aside some time this weekend getting rid of things that we don't want to bring to the new house. Before we can move in, we need to get a handyman in there to do some things, so we have a few weeks to deal with getting rid of stuff. There's a lot of stuff that we won't be moving.


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Good luck!

I visited my mother last week and saw some rooms I hadn't seen in a while (that she didn't want me to look at). They were full to the brim. It's no wonder I have clutter issues growing up the way I did.
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Thanks Buffy! We decided we NEED to set aside some time this weekend getting rid of things that we don't want to bring to the new house. Before we can move in, we need to get a handyman in there to do some things, so we have a few weeks to deal with getting rid of stuff. There's a lot of stuff that we won't be moving.


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Got all the christmas stuff away. Only took two rounds of under the basement stairs tetres to get it all put away. Living room doesn't look too bad. Before I put up the tree I managed to get the grandson to give up the big lego! Of course I knew that there was more lego in his future lol! Fortunately the new stuff doesn't take up as much room as the big stuff did.



Still moving slow the dr upped my thyroxian hopefully that will help. At least I'm thinking better and have lost a few pounds. I have even restarted physiotherapy



I have a few more bags of clothes to go to donations plus some toys the grandson has decided are for babies. Then I really need to get my room finished. Of course while trying to keep up on the other daily stuff. Oh in the mean time I also have to go through the 7 large cloth bags of movies a friend gave me. Most I will pack up for donation but there are a few I really want to see. I now have Boy In the Bubble on DVD!! I need more time!!!
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Woohoo, congrats on losing a few pounds and restarting physiotherapy!
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