No meeting MLK Holiday – Monday, Jan 21st
Our peer-based support group can help! You are not alone!
Every Monday 7:00pm – 8:30pm (except Holiday Mondays)
The Parkview Bldg – 100 Valley Ave – 2nd Floor Activity Room
(across from Richert “Ace Hardware” Lumber Company)
You CAN Do This!
No matter how much clutter you have, how long you’ve had it, and how many times you’ve failed at decluttering, this time can be different!!
Welcome to the place where you tackle your clutter by tackling:
- Your thoughts
- Then your words
- Then your actions
Here you’ll find articles that will help you change your thoughts and the things you say to yourself so that you can take small steps that will make a big difference.
You won’t find ‘look at this mess’ pictures because I don’t think everyone needs to see everyone else’s worst room. You won’t find a silly picture of a woman sitting on a couch with a few things around her and a caption about ‘when the clutter is too much’. People overwhelmed with clutter would love to have a couch with just a few things on it! And you definitely won’t see any articles about clearing ANY ROOM out in a day, a weekend, or a week. Because clutter problems run deeper than that.
You will find specific suggestions that you may, or may not want to try. That’s fine! If something sounds like it might work, give it a try! If something sounds absolutely wrong for you, ignore it! There are all sorts of people who are impacted by hoarding behaviors, and there are solutions that work better for some people than others. All I ask is that you keep hoping and keep trying. No one is too far gone. There is hope for everyone to live in a home that feels comfortable, safe, and welcoming. Let’s work together to figure out how that works for you.
Some News From A Friend (named Gloria)
You Might Be A Clutterer If:
1. You feel overwhelmed by your clutter.
2. You have tried to clean up or organize repeatedly, with no lasting results.
3. You are ashamed to have guests over.
4. It is harder to concentrate at home than in the outside world.
5. You buy more of everything because “you never know when you’ll run out”.
6. You have extra copies of books, software, clothing, tools, etc., because you can’t find what you already own.
7. Your partner expressed dismay about the way you live.
8. You hang onto broken items because “They might come in handy”… or “I’ll fix it someday”.
9. You feel like there’ll never be enough for you.
10. You believe that you don’t deserve any better than what you have.