The Act of Holding On & the Art of Letting Go
Below is a conversation that anyone who has helped a loved one declutter and downsize has probably had. See if it resonates with you as well: “No. I want to keep it,” was something he repeatedly said, insistently, and yes stubbornly too. “Where will you put it?” I asked, urging him to envision what I […]
The Difference Between PackRat & Hoarder
While we may get frustrated with a loved one who doesn’t mind clutter or seemingly never throws anything away, it’s important to know the difference between a packrat and a hoarder before confronting them or asking them to do the impossible – get rid of stuff. What is a packrat? A packrat is someone who […]
Help! My Spouse is a Hoarder!
This may be you: You are feeling overwhelmed and exasperated by the ‘stuff’ your spouse keeps. Too many tools, books, papers, clothes, trinkets, or ‘collectables’. There is just too much STUFF! In fact, you are so FED UP that you are ready to just throw it all out! Before you go to that extent, here […]