The ProblemDisposophobia (dis-pos-o-fo-bia) is the fear of getting rid of stuff.

Disposophobia is a human condition and is present in all of us to a certain extent.

For example, not many of us would toss out our money, keys or cell phone. We have a rational fears and irrational fears of parting with certain items.

On one side of the spectrum, there are those who are referred to as hoarders; on the opposite side of the spectrum there are the minimalists.

The problem is the irrational fear, which prevents people from discarding in general or encourages saving in general. What is irrational and rational is purely subjective! What is not subjective however, is there is a mix of rational and irrational fears associated with a lack of motivation, interest, and/or time management issues which will create a condition in which clutter will most definitely accumulate.

The environment of someone who clutter may resemble the environment of a hoarder, but in fact they have few if any irrational fears parting with things. The term “Disposophobia” describes the entire spectrum of these rational and irrational fears pertaining as it pertains to our ability to get rid of stuff.