The Emotional Toll of Clutter by Jessie Sholl

Experience Life Magazine on newstandJessie Sholl is one of my favorite authors on hoarding. For my clients that grew up in a hoarded home, her book Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding is required reading. Needless to say, I was HONORED to speak to her about the emotional ties to clutter. I was especially excited to see so many other fabulous colleagues included in this article. What I love most about this article is that, while the majority of articles out there only address the things, this one discusses the "why." When you know the "why" you can address it and truly let go of your clutter for good. And I got to recommend one of my favorite tips for things with negative juju, the cleanse by fire. Love it! Please check out our article in the April edition of Experience Life magazine. Print copies available at Barnes & Noble. (I loved the entire edition.)


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