Is A Professional Junk Removal Service Needed to Declutter the Home

On television shows that deal with compulsive hoarding, there is usually a junk removal service present to help with decluttering the hoarder’s home. There may be a lead organizer along with a team of around 10 people to help haul out items for organizing, throwing out trash, and then possibly a separate team to clean […]

Hazardous Waste and Hoarding

Hazardous waste is generally defined as anything that can be possibly harmful to individuals or the environment. It is a distinct type of waste because hazardous waste cannot be disposed of like regular garbage in our day-to-day existence. Depending on the type of hazardous waste, some may carry the threat of bacteria, viruses – and […]

Digital Hoarding

As technology has evolved, people have adapted to the changes in many different ways. For people who have hoarding tendencies, digital and virtual storage have made it easier to avoid discovery. As with a cluttered home, people who hoard digitally face the same psychological and emotional challenges that prevent them from disposing of any digital […]

Difficulties in Helping a Compulsive Hoarder

Someone who is a compulsive hoarder admits they need help. That is great news. The only problem is it is only the first step in an extremely long journey. As a loved-one, it is important that you are braced to see the worst side of the person and still be patient. You will be challenged […]

6 Practical Tips to Lessen Food Hoarding

Food hoarding shares many similarities with other sorts of compulsive hoarding and so the way it is treated is likewise similar. Along with getting appropriate assistance, special care needs to be taken to address the person’s relationship with food. Since food hoarding carries with it the high possibility of dangerously rotten foods being consumed, it […]

3 Reasons for Hoarding Food

Many people have an emotional attachment to food. Whether the constant need to eat quickly so a sibling wouldn’t take vittles off your plate or the smell of baked goods on Christmas morning, food evokes specific memories and feelings. For the person hoarding food, there could be more underneath the surface than the shared diagnosis […]

The Potential Dangers of Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding is defined by the uncontrollable need to obtain items and/or the inability to throw anything away. The items overtakes the persons’ life to the point that they are unable to safely function in the home, even losing access to what is commonly considered basic necessities. Hoarders are often desensitized to the extremity of […]

The Characteristics of a Compulsive Hoarder

Compulsive hoarding has been identified as a sub-type of obsessive-compulsive disorders.  The excessive buying and accumulation of things that are not necessarily consumed can become a serious problem if not controlled.  A person becomes a compulsive buyer when he or she continues to buy and collect things on an impulse. Why Hoarders Hoard Compulsive hoarders […]

Everything You Need to Know about a Compulsive Hoarder

Compulsive hoarding is a common subtype of an obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Many people are guilty of compulsive hoarding.  Hoarders may be compared to pack rats that collect and save things until they accumulate in number.  The effects of being a hoarder go beyond the overstuffed room or home.  Hoarding becomes a serious problem once the ability […]

Help for Hoarders – How To Stop Hoarding

  Hoarding will affect not only the individual but also his/her family and friends. Most of the loved ones are usually concerned over the welfare of the hoarder but are usually met with resistance, thus creating more tension between them. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that they can help the hoarder with the […]