MIAMI (CBSMiami) – You’ve heard all about hoarders.  Well, there’s a growing group of people doing exactly the opposite.

They are purging their property as a way to eliminate stress by simplifying their lives.

“As the world gets crazier, you have to clear the clutter to find balance, and the easiest place to do that is at home,” explains Kim John Payne, the author of  “Simplicity Parenting.”

The book addresses the ongoing problem in a lot of messy and cluttered households.

The Nguyen family cleaned out their home. That’s when they realized that their daughter only missed one thing after they de-cluttered their daughter’s room.

According to Payne, eliminating what you have instead of adding to it actually helps your child and your entire family.

There are even groups designed to help families adjust to living with less in their homes.

“It isn’t exclusive to economic background, to ethnic or racial background.  It really is something that parents are looking for across the board,” said Payne.

Payne believes when the buying stops, the children will connect with their parents and not the products.

For the Nguyen family, that means getting rid of more leads to a less chaotic life.


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