Any encouragement welcome. I've known hoarding has been a problem for a long time, it also runs in my family. I don't want to end up like the extreme cases I've seen. So I need to put on my big girl panties and deal with it.
The recent move I made was a painful motivator. But at least it is a motivator. I'll take what I can get.
The plan had been to rent a second storage unit and do "staging" in it while making the original unit a reasonable storage unit (since I'm on disability and don't have a place of my own due to low income, am staying with a friend till I can save up money). I was going to pull stuff out of the 1st unit as I also pulled stuff out of the former residence, and sort it all and recycle, give away, etc.
But then there was pressure to be out of the former place sooner and everything became a confused jumble. Like most of us, I knew I had accumulated some "extra" stuff since I moved in there but had no idea how much! :O So the move was very frantic, extremely stressful, complete with emotional meltdowns and angst. However, those bad feelings were the "stick" to get me going, and my vision of a new, decluttered life is the "carrot" to pursue.
Still, I can't lie - I dread going back to face both those storage units. Weather has been rainy so I've procrastinated. But I only have < 2 wks till I need to at least be out of the 2nd unit. It's going to be crazy. And probably depressing. Yet I can't allow myself to get bogged down. I just can't. Too many times I've allowed that and where has it gotten me? To this place I'm in now. I don't want to stay in this place.
So . . . encouragement please! And thank you!