Help A Hoarder Experience Freedom
Organized by: Lyndsy Walker
There’s so much STUFF in my life that I just can’t seem to let go of. I’m at a point where I feel my entire home life has become over run by things. Random, non-descript STUFF that really isn’t even important to me, but which take up an unreasonable amount of my living space.
Because of this physical clutter, I have this constant mental clutter piling up in mind. My thinking is muddled. I’m preoccupied and constantly distracted by how great my space could be.
I wish I could bring myself to just throw it all away or dump it off at the local Goodwill…but every time I come close, there’s this voice that creeps in reminding me of how much I’ve already spent over the years on this STUFF. It happens to me every time no matter how hard I try, even after counseling and some therapy sessions. I just can let go. I have a psychological hang up that I just can’t overcome on my own.
More and more, I find myself having panic attacks because of the overwhelming feeling of this wall of stuff that will come crashing down, but I feel I can’t get rid of because mentally it’s equivalent to being wasteful and throwing money away.
My goal is to be able to sit in a room without every aspect of my peripheral vision being bombarded by random objects of no significance and to be able to just breathe.
So, this is my last ditch effort to bring some order to my life. I’m reaching out for your help.
Please lend a hand and help me experience the psychological freedom of owning less.
For a long time after the counseling didn’t work for me, I thought there was no real way to make a dent in this. I thought about having a yard sale…but I soon realized I’d just place ridiculously high prices on everything; knowing it wouldn’t sell. I hired a professional reseller try to remove myself from it and have them sell some of my stuff but I was critical of his pricing strategies and did a lot of unjustified criticizing which ended the attempt before it even really began.
With this method, I’ll have the motivation to force myself to let go because I’ll feel incredibly indebted to you for caring enough to make a donation. I won’t struggle with letting go because I’ll have the faith of others letting me know I can change.
I’ve set my fundraising goal at $7100 because it’s enough…it’s enough for me to be okay with letting go of all the unnecessary, feeling good about it, and not looking back.
For every donation, at least 1 item will leave my home. The higher the donation, the larger or the more sentimental the item will be.
Thank you sooo so much for caring.