This STUFF has got to go!

This is a Journal of my struggle to control all the STUFF that finds it's way into my home. I don't want to be the "keep this for me" person anymore!

Why me?


I love to be organized.  I love a sparse existence home.  Yet,  I have “stuff” everywhere.  Lots of stuff!   I know it’s conflicting information and that’s the way I feel. Conflicted. I really do hate clutter but at the same time I have stuff piled up everywhere.   There is random piles of different stuff controlling my life.  I’ve spent a long lifetime making crafts from throw away items and living a frugal, do it yourself, life. Therefore, I see value in just about everything someone else would throw away.

Other people tell me I’m a “collector” instead of a hoarder.  I don’t see my problem in the same way they do.  Whether I’m a hoarder or a collector….. my house is driving me crazy!  I used to be a super organized person.  My house was always clean and organized.  Everything had a storage space and everything was kept in it’s storage space.  What happened to make my home so out of character?  I’m not sure.

A major problem in my home is storage space. I don’t have any. There is no garage, no attic, no basement, no shed, and very small closet space. My house is not too small. I simply don’t use the space, that I do have, well enough.  This blog is about me, my struggle with hoarding tendencies, and working to rid my home of all the excess stuff.  To once and for all, have the home I want to have.

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