62 episodes

This podcast series is an ongoing conversation with Mary, who calls herself a recovering hoarder. She is willing to share her up-til-now very private life in an effort to be helpful to others, may they be packrats, someone who loves a hoarder or those who just want to understand something that's mystifying to them. We go step by step through the muck, the stuck places, the victories. We don't know when and if she will recover from her "unusual relationship with stuff." Come along with me and cheer Mary on as she does the very hard work of healing. Will she ever let me into her home? Stay tuned.

Clutter Chronicles Lori Koppelman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 45 Ratings

This podcast series is an ongoing conversation with Mary, who calls herself a recovering hoarder. She is willing to share her up-til-now very private life in an effort to be helpful to others, may they be packrats, someone who loves a hoarder or those who just want to understand something that's mystifying to them. We go step by step through the muck, the stuck places, the victories. We don't know when and if she will recover from her "unusual relationship with stuff." Come along with me and cheer Mary on as she does the very hard work of healing. Will she ever let me into her home? Stay tuned.

    62: Stronger Than Ever

    62: Stronger Than Ever

    Mary tells us she is  emerging from this process realizing she is strong and able to receive and accept love. 

    • 27 min
    61: Live in the Bittersweet

    61: Live in the Bittersweet

    Mary tells us about the marvelous challenge by her therapist to live in the bittersweet.

    • 32 min
    60: Did Her New Ideas Stick?

    60: Did Her New Ideas Stick?

    I was curious about Mary’s progress on several fronts, including her new reading chair and command center. Since it's been four months since we last talked, did these new ideas stick?

    • 33 min
    59: Bumping into Paradigm Shifts

    59: Bumping into Paradigm Shifts

     We get to hear Mary’s brothers' reaction to our podcast and how Mary finally found a place for praying and reading in her home. 

    • 29 min
    58: Gaining & Letting Go of Control

    58: Gaining & Letting Go of Control

    Last time we talked, Mary shared that resources such as the online program Learn, Do, Become have helped decrease her anxiety. In today’s conversation, we talk about setting up a desk for Mary’s new job working from home, her wardrobe, shopping - all arenas for gaining and letting go of control.

    • 34 min
    57: Learn Do Become Decreases Mary's Anxiety

    57: Learn Do Become Decreases Mary's Anxiety

    Mary shares that she has taken advantage of helping resources, such as Learn Do Become, and that has significantly decreased her anxiety.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

mama bear in the usa ,

Surprisingly interesting and addictive

I tried this podcast because I thought the idea was interesting, but I was pretty convinced I would listen only to a few episodes. I mean, how interesting can it be to listen to hours of interviews of a hoarder. Answer— completely addictive! I quickly binged the 50- some episodes and subscribed so I get the updates. Please continue this series! Mary, you’ve got this girl! We are all rooting for you! Go Mary go Mary go Mary !

narapea ,

Compassionate and inspiring

Lori Koppelman and Mary explore Mary’s journey as a recovering hoarder. Mary’s story is told in a series of gentle conversations which go back and forth in time. Mary is brave and insightful and so honest. Both Lori and Mary are very easy to listen too and are so kind! I’m so happy for you Mary!! Sending 🥰.

all*spaces ,

Oh my Mary❤️

I just listened to every podcast from 1-60. I am so inspired by Mary’s transformation. I am a pro-organizer wanting to specialize helping hoarders. I am so relieved to hear Mary’s view on the show Hoarders because I feel that they do not help those folks that need the mental help and support more then the physical. I loved the category's of stuff that her and her husband came up with. Brilliant! Mary has given me some many great ideas and ways to approach my clients . Thank you Mary for your amazing bravery! You are making a difference in the world!
sincerely Gail with AllSpaces Organizing in Arizona.

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