Organize Your Closet: What Your Clutter Says About You

Experts say there are psychological reasons people hold on to clutter.
2:57 | 07/09/14

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today, what the clutter in your closet is saying about you. Maybe it's filled with old clothes, your kids' toys but a new report from "The Wall Street journal" reveries what we keep could be a window into our state of mind. I do believe that and Abbie Boudreau will explain it. ? Reporter: From extreme hoarding to collecting clutter. Experts say there are psychological reasons why we can't seem to let go of all our stuff. That is a lot of jeans. It's a lot of jeans. Reporter: Dr. Seth Meyers, a psychologist paid me a house call to give me a better sense of the reasons behind my clutter. There are several in here that I probably haven't worn in years. But why? My guess is that these jeans symbolize a time in your life when maybe you felt a little lighter, a little more free. Honestly I think you're right. It turns out my wedding trunk. I'll make a scrapbook one day is quite revealing too. So much clutter and chaos I actually forgot why I kept some of it. Old balloon. A receipt. This was special. There's a part of you that is avoiding going through this stuff because you care about it and love it all so much you want to do it perfectly but perfection is the Achilles' heel of all of our homes. Reporter: Dr. Meyers says extreme clutter can be signs of bigger issues like a closet full of unworn clothing, that can mean you're trying to fill an emotional void. The need to save everything maybe OCD, boxed filled with half finished projects can be signs of attention deficit disorder and refusing to throw anything away could be fear of making the wrong decision. Organizational expert Justin Klosky says -- See the space for what it is without anything in it and then start putting things back into it to fill the space that feels right and consistently do this process once a month. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles. Once a month? I wish. Yeah. Well, if you're following Google's advice and working less you might be able to do that. I don't have time to do that. I feel like clearing up cluttering is good and my wife is good at enforcing that and making me give away stuff that I don't wear anymore. You do feel better but I find myself mementos more than clothing and things from my parents or a letter -- I just can't toss it. I also think about Kate, my little girl and what she might like to wear so I'm trying to guess what might be in fashion. I know. It's a losing proposition. Wow. It is. Someone suggests if you put it in a box, if you just -- That's what we do. I do that too so you don't see it but you still have it and I call it my little treasure box. Yeah. To some it's hoarding. Toer 0s a treasure box. Leah remini is with us.

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