Category Archives: Hoarding

Musings on Possessions – 2

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Sometimes, a few sparse items of great sentiment can out-value a house full of items purchased on a whim.

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“My most cherished possessions are my grandma’s letters and my vintage Martha Washington cookbook.”
-Sandra Lee

“We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
Anna C. Brackett

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I see beyond my clutter. I see the orderliness that lies within.

—Affirmations for Clutterers from Clutterless.org

Beyond

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Is decluttering the same as organizing?
It’s a big stkitchenorgep. Being organized is about how things function. It’s how we set up what’s purposeful after we eliminate the clutter.

A favorite quote:

The purpose of organizing is to create an environment that supports rather than sabotages our best efforts.”

Regina Leeds, Zen Organizing

Is decluttering the same as organizing?

Resources for Hoarding

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Recognition and help for hoarders is on the incline. I welcome your comments for additional resources.

Books:

Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee

STUFF: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee

Websites with resources:

Children of Hoarders (for family members and friends of hoarders)

The International OCD Foundation

Hoarders.org

Institute for Challenging Disorganization