Please bear with me, I am new to using this forum. I am a 47 yr old living with hubby of 18 yrs, and raising an 8 yr old grandaughter. For 18 yrs I have tolerated my husband being a slob and pack rat as long as my living environment was fairly clean and organized! However, now his "stuff" has spread to not only the FULL 2 car unusable garage, to 3 FULL rooms in a large basement, to some empty rental properties we have, to the yard, a shed, and even UNDER the house. I am seriously getting ill from the clutter and mess. Maybe depressed is a better term. I do work full time, and do not have the energy to keep up any more. My grandaughter also loves arts and crafts, and leaves a trail of clothes, toys, shoes, markers, staplers, tape, paper, YOU NAME IT behind her. This includes every single room in our 5 bedroom home! My husband and I purchased an add on sunroom (never been attached to a house yet) 13 years ago!!! It's STILL stored under our home. I say get rid of it! He hoards everything you can imagine, and says...I might need that for something. I have taken WEEKS at a time to help him organize 2 rooms of the basement, thinking I could show him how to get in order. Within a month or 2 it was right back to the trash pit it was, if not worse. I know I may sound like a whiner, but I told him I cannot live with this any more, and if this cannot be cleaned up, I will have to go rent my own place to have peace of mind. I even come home to a living room full of food, dirty dishes, pop cans etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.