Smitty

335d

Does anyone else get overwhelmed easily with the amount of “stuff” you have? Like furniture, clothes, clutter, papers, etc. sometimes I get really bothered thinking about how much “stuff” I have and it makes me uncomfortable. I definitely need to keep up with clutter better but sometimes I feel like I want to just get rid of everything 😅

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  • Lyric

    335d

    I go through phases of wanting to throw everything out to wanting to buy as much as I can 😅 Generally when I’m overwhelmed by my “stuff”, I’ll try and take a few minutes out of my day to clean a certain part of my house or to organize a certain part, etc.

  • littlerolls

    335d

    Oh my gosh absolutely. A week ago i couldn’t find something (funnily enough, my adhd meds) and i legit started sobbing with frustration because of all my crap. Like heave sobbing. It just feels so messy. I realized recently I’m in constant “survival mode” and it’s been a game-changer. It’s why i feel overwhelmed all the time and so I’m trying to take more time to just slow down, breathe, and realize i don’t have to rush everything constantly. And i think having a lot of clutter adds to that stress. For me personally. I recommend looking into that. It helped me a lot. And definitely has to do with adhd imo. Or it could be completely irrelevant to this post but eh whatever! Haha :)

  • littlerolls

    335d

    It might help to get three bins (yes, buy more stuff haha) and dedicate one to donate, one to selling at a garage sale/Poshmark/fb marketplace/etc, and the last one to storage. Oh, also if you look up a charity you like, see what donations they take and it’ll help you feel better getting rid of it. I come from a family that never throws stuff a way so it’s really hard for me as well, and i found a womens shelter that took donations and phew! I got rid of so much stuff and yet it didn’t feel like waste. It felt really really good.

  • Smitty

    335d

    This is all really great advice and I’m glad that you all get it!! @littlerolls my worst meltdowns are when I can’t find something, I get so frustrated with myself and spiral into such negative self talk about how “if I just kept things in order” etc so you are not alone in that! I too try to just slow down and breathe before it gets to that meltdown point

  • Smitty

    335d

    @lyric that’s a good idea, it’s all about that consistent progress/upkeep. For general cleaning I have an app called Tody where you can add your chores and set frequencies for each to help prioritize

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