How do you get a hoarder to de-clutter??, my husband doesn't want another gazebo, but want to keep the foot weight (to stop them blowing away !!) this is just a example.. Please help me with wise words.. Or do i just not tell him and get rid??
In my experience you ask them to sort things out and get rid at which point they turn the tables and say but what about your stuff!!! You then gradually remove stuff from the house into their garage or shed , which needs a rope just to go in and find your way out again, or you put it in bin bags and remove to the tip, charity shop etc when they are out. Do not put stuff in your bin they will take it out again. When asked where x is you can honestly say you don't know( you know where you left it , but not if it is still there!!)
The Garage which also houses his car, also rammed to the hilt, with 3 tents and all the gear.. My camping days are long gone!! Fishing stuff .. he went fishing about 8 years ago, 3 sets of golf clubs about 4 golf bags, 3 golf trolleys, just so much clutter everywhere, i'm just going to wait until hes out and take the lot to the tip, or ebay!!
What caffeine said... Wait a while, don't mention it and he will forget about it. Bin it. If he asks where it is in the future claim you have no idea and if he had hoarded less stuff he'd know where everything was.