Four months after her death, the missing body of 67-year old woman was found buried underneath the piles of thrift store nicknacks in her home that had come to define her life. Her husband finally found her, her feet sticking out under a mountain of garbage and geegaws.
Dogs that had been enlisted to find bodies during 9/11 had previously been unable to uncover the body in the house, despite multiple searches.
While most of us will never experience that kind of reality-show-like clutter, we’ve all felt the burden of an overwhelming amount of useless possessions. However, there are strategies that can help.