Good Question: How Do You Get Boyfriends to Clean Up Their Clutter?

Good Question: How Do You Get Boyfriends to Clean Up Their Clutter?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 21, 2004

Last week we reported on a shocking article in Elle Magazine about girls who are compulsive hoarders and suffer from Disposophobia (Insane Girl Clutter). It brought in this relevant comment and question:

My boyfriend doesn't consider a closet something that should be accessable on a daily basis. He thinks it's for long-term storage, so he stuffs things in our front closet until I can't find anything! He had piles of knitting, clothes, bike gear, stuffed in corners for months.

I am exactly the opposite. I have to keep areas clear, and I get anxious not knowing what exactly is in any piles of stuff. It drives me crazy.

Anyway, do you have any advice for boy hobby hoarders? Or for girls who 1. Want to live with their boyfriends but not the hoarding, and 2. How far can you push a person to stop this behavior without enchroaching on their individual rights?

Anyone got help? MGR

PS #2 (different person): Does anybody have a clue as to who the young start-up furniture maker using corn by-product fiberboard at ICFF was and, in particular, what is the product that he was using????

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