The only way to be a hoarder or live with one is to learn to ignore the mess.
Ignoring the mess was easier for me than dealing with feeling unsafe all the time and having continual panic attacks.
But we’re undoing the mess here, one piece at a time.
I can tell our attitude is different than before. We’re congratulating ourselves/each other when we deal with one nasty spot or the other. When we finally find that ” ’round tuit” to clean some long-ignored corner.
It’s hazardous waste collection for our community today. We’ve dug into the sheds, the hobby spaces, the yard, etc. and out have come the cans of old paint (not latex) and coolant, and cans of ?. We decided that we’ll make a spot for things to go which fit this category, so next year (our community does this annually) it will it all in one place already. Not ignoring it.
Also different, and still different. In my on-going battle with email? I just eliminated all the X person pinned your pins from pinterest. (These days, there’s only 25,8xx unread emails in my primary email account.)
I know I’ve gotten all the pinterest emails, because I got to the email which thanked me for opening my account, in 2012.