Who is “D Cluttermouse”? Who is “Dusty Escritoire” for that matter?
Well, for the most part, they are me. I am a person struggling with the problem of clutter and holding onto too much. To the person who doesn’t know me, I might seem very disorganized, yet if you get to know me, you wil get to know that in reality I thirst for organization and often over-organize things. I just have a problem with not being able to get rid of things.
In part this stems from an innate sensation that things have feelings too… I know it is irrational. But in a very very deep part of me I associate objects with having feelings. That means that things I have owned for a long time have more than just sentimental value to me. It very much is a loss for me to give them up. It feels like I am abandoning a loved one — even if logically and spiritually I know this is not so.
That means I struggle.
But I am working on it. I work on coping. I will figure this out even if for long periods I feel stuck.