Do You Have a Clutter Problem?
Clutter can happen as the result of a major life event — a divorce, a death, a move, an illness — or anything that throws one’s life out of balance. Clutter can also result because one grew up with a relative who hoards. Or just living a busy life, or starting a new family. Take the test below to see if you have a clutter problem.
- Inability to discard items
- Acquiring unneeded or seemingly useless items
- Keeping stacks of newspapers, magazines or junk mail
- Saving trash or used food containers
- Cluttered living spaces
- Impairment of daily activities
- Trouble making decisions
- Difficulty organizing items
- Forming attachments to possessions rather than people
- Restricting others from touching or borrowing possessions
If you have answered yes to 2 or more of these questions, you may have a clutter problem.
Test is courtesy of the International OCD Foundation.