Lohan is paring down her personal clutter – and hoping to find serenity

By Joe Bargmann and David Caplan
Updated February 04, 2010 06:30 PM
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Lindsay Lohan has issues.

In a new interview, the star reveals that her home is jam-packed with hundreds of pairs of shoes, racks of designer clothes and more bags than she can count – and all those things are overwhelming her. “The biggest problem is that I have a lot of stuff,” Lohan tells The Insider in a two-part interview airing Thursday and Friday. “I finally have most of it in one place.”

Although her home is relatively new, Lohan says, the clutter has been in her life “a long time – too long.”

Now she’s ready to do something about it, she tells Niecy Nash, the host of the Style Network’s reality show Clean House. “This is my home,” she says. “I just want to be much more serene in here and clear.”

Lohan’s mom, Dina, tells PEOPLE she thinks that clearing out her space, with help from closet organizer to the stars Linda Koopersmith, will allow Lindsay get to a healthier emotional place. “She’s growing up and she’s been though a lot,” Dina says. “She s trying to move forward.”

“My father used to say a disheveled room leads to a disheveled mind,” Dina says, adding that her daughter, has been working so hard – including executive producing a TV talk show – that she hasn’t had the time to go through her stuff. “We’re donating a lot of it to charity. Some of it will go on our Web site lohanhouse.com.”

But Dina says the accumulation of things isn’t totally her daughter’s doing. “It’s not just stuff that she bought,” says Dina, who has a new reality TV show in the works and is producing a feature film. “A lot if it is gifted so it’s not necessarily stuff she buys. Like, a company will send five pairs of jeans. So we’re going to donate items like that.”
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Lindsay, too, realizes that cleaning house will help her move past some emotional difficulties. “There [are] a lot of people that are there for the wrong reasons,” she tells The Insider. “I started to realize a lot more was being taken from me than was given. It became more draining than anything else. In this industry people build you up to knock you down.”

As for what she hopes to get from clearing out the physical clutter in her house, she says, “I everything is in its place then I will be able to breathe.”