|Slow process, but it's working|
I started small, by giving things away to friends. Not things I didn't like or were junky. I mean things that were nice, but I didn't have any real use for. I donated lots of other items to the Salvation Army. I was left with less clutter, but I had a long way to go.
I started to look at things a little differently, and once I did that, I noticed the changes. I noticed them immediately. I could look in a room without thinking of how bad it looked or what else I needed to do. I could invite someone into my home without a super-haul. I could come home after a long day and actually relax. These things are important. C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) is so draining. Mentally, financially, physically and emotionally. It didn't happen overnight, and I still struggle with clutter, but I feel more and more like I'm getting to a happier place.