In our blog post of June 27, 2013 we talked about the stress caused by hoarding. Michael P. Meyers says in How Clutter Causes Stress, “hoarding is a serious issue that should be addressed immediately. Many clinical psychologists are in agreement that clutter causes stress and the wisest thing to do is to act on it before the behavior turns into a full blown obsessive compulsive disorder.”
When your body and brain are experiencing too much stress your cortisol level remains high and that can have an impact on the formation of new memories and your ability to retrieve old information in your brain.
So where do you even begin to “de-clutter” your life and put an end to some of the stress that may be impairing your memory? You can rent a table at the Rummage Sale to be held in the parking lot of Willson House and Jason Lee Manor on Saturday, September 21st from 9-4pm.
Reserve a table for only $5.00 and sell some of those treasures that you no longer need. Call Cathy Derby-Ray at 503.585.6511 for your table. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Activity Program. If you don’t have anything to sell but you need some great things at bargain prices… the Rummage Sale is the place for you!