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De-Cluttering, Organizing, and Letting Things Go


Accumulating stuff is surprisingly easy. With the click of a button you can order pretty much anything you want; you might find yourself with a closet of clothes you don’t wear, or kitchen gadgets you never use. Or maybe you’re storing boxes of things that haven’t been opened since you last moved, twenty years ago.

For some people the impulse to collect and keep things is difficult to control, and begins to impact mental and physical welfare. Others recognize they have too much stuff, but don’t know where or how to start the organizing process. 

On The Point, we talk about organizing and decluttering, and signs that a tendency to collect may be unhealthy.

Guests for this program are as follows:

Denise Egan Stack, Mental Health Consultant for the Cape Hoarding Task Force, board member at the International OCD Foundation, and an affiliate with Massachusetts General Hospital's OCD Clinic. 

Julie Brooks, member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and on the Board of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force

Carol McDonald, who struggled with colleting and started a Buried In Treasures Support Group in Provincetown. 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.