Category Archives: Hoarding

Musings on Possessions – 2


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


“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



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

—Affirmations for Clutterers from



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


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


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

Institute for Challenging Disorganization