Thanksgiving is on it’s way and I am hosting this year! You know what that means to a hoarder?! It means people are coming over and you gotta hurry up and put all that crap somewhere! You know what else?! I added remodeling my cabinets, pantry and backsplash too! In this video I am going to show you what my hoarded kitchen looks like and the progress I made thus far!
We recently just had our Fall/Winter Sharing Table at our mom’s group. It’s a wonderful way to declutter and get new items you may need! Each mom brings in outgrown clothes or items from their children (or themselves) They put the items in the designated area so it’s organized. At the end of the meeting, we get to “shop” for new clothes. All leftover clothes go to charity. Ironically, I run the Sharing Table and keep it very organized! So I do have the capability of organizing my home! But it teaches me a great lesson when it comes to hoarding: it’s better to give than hoard. Sounds cliché but the joy of giving replaces the anxiety of letting go.
I am so excited because now I have a SECOND completely clean room in my house! It feels amazing seeing how clean my bathrooms are! My “Clutter Snowball” method seems to be working! I started with the smallest room in my house for the quick win! I then used that momentum go onto the second smallest room in the house. Just like the “Debt Snowball” method but with crap! I also used the KonMari Method while cleaning and sorting. I feel so amazing because I can feel myself changing: things I would have kept, I could toss out with no problem. I believe a lot of that has to do with how driven I am. I want to heal from my hoarding habits so desperately. I have been meditating and writing self affirmations about my healing. I am actually excited to start the next room!
It’s time to move to the next smallest room in my house: the full bathroom. Luckily, this room is not really hoarded. It’s one of the few rooms I can clean and keep somewhat organized. There are a few corners and areas that need to be sorted and a good scrubbing is in order too. I’m going to be using the KonMari Method to organize all the shampoos, conditioners, toiletries, etc. I did very good at throwing away some expired stuff and old things that had sentimental value. I actually feel great because I was able to toss a lot of stuff out!!!
This is so exciting to announce that I finally have a completely cleaned and organized room in my house! And I did it all by myself! No therapists, no help from someone else…all from my desire to heal from my hoarding! I started with the smallest room in the house for the quick win! I called it my “Clutter Snowball!” (Just like the Debt Snowball but for crap!) I bravely went through all the emotions of anxiety, fear, the need to pull it out of the trash…and I can out victoriously! I love seeing how my bathroom looks now! I’m excited to start on the next smallest room in the house. The joy in the end is worth the anxiety in the beginning!