30 Day Hoarder Challenge Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the 30 Day Hoarder Challenge!!! If this is your first time seeing the challenge, join in at anytime!  We write a positive affirmation in our journals (ones that we already have!) and let go of one thing each day!  You are free to let go of one, two, three or more items on any given day.  If it’s a great day, let go of 10 if you wish!  The goal is to make decluttering a positive experience for each of us!  The video below has more details if you would like more information about the challenge!

I had my first Emotional Breakdown after Decluttering my Hoarded House

A few days ago I had my first emotional breakdown after decluttering my hoarded house.  I felt anxious, depressed and felt alone in the world.  I cried hysterically and called a dear friend from church.  She helped comfort me and gave me great advice.  She’s worked with a lot of addicts.   I am her only hoarder. But the patterns and habits are very similar to addictions.  She explained that this was a good thing because I need to learn a new coping mechanism in place of hoarding.  I explain my heart in this video because I want other hoarders to know that they are not alone.  I also want non-hoarders to understand how we struggle.  Together we can find healing in this mental struggle.