Wake Up! with Kamden

18- Hording: What’s Your Brain Looking Like These Days?

March 15, 2021

What is hoarding?

People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces.

 

Hoarding is not the same as collecting. Collectors look for specific items, such as model cars or stamps, and may organize or display them. People with hoarding disorder often save random items and store them haphazardly. In most cases, they save items that they feel they may need in the future, are valuable or have sentimental value. Some may also feel safer surrounded by the things they save.

 

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/hoarding-disorder/what-is-hoarding-disorder

 

Professional organizers will work with you to decide what you want to keep, and to identify where unwanted items will go. They will, in many cases, facilitate the disposal, donation or sale of belongings a client wants to part with.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/smarter-living/professional-organizers-productivity-clutter.html#:~:text=Professional%20organizers%20will%20work%20with,client%20wants%20to%20part%20with.

 

I have so many great ideas but no idea where to start

I cant let go of this idea bc I may forget about it. 

 

“This idea is incorporated in the KonMari Method as expressing gratitude to your belongings for taking care of you,” she said. “If you are letting go of an item, giving thanks is also a way of properly saying goodbye, so that you can mark the end of your relationship with the item and release it without guilt.”

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/marie-kondo-saying-thank-you_l_5c49ebc9e4b06ba6d3bb31e6#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThis%20idea%20is%20incorporated%20in,and%20release%20it%20without%20guilt.

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