The following are common warning signs of a hoarder that you should look for if you suspect that a friend or family member may be hoarding. Learn how to confront and help a hoarder.
Hoarding, cluttering and collecting differ markedly. Each of these three descriptors affects the homeowner in very specific ways. Let’s take a look at the differences between the three scenarios.
Dealing with hoarding disorder is difficult on so many levels. Managing the individual can be emotionally draining, especially if they don’t agree that there’s a problem. Knowing where to start cleaning in a home that’s packed with clutter is overwhelming. These steps will help you take control of the situation, sort through items in a hoarder’s home, and clean and sanitize it so it’s safe to live in again.
Hoarding – a type of anxiety disorder that prevents the affected individuals from assessing the actual value of an item and making informed decisions about their possessions and their own lives – has been a growing concern in the United States over the last several decades. Hoarders accumulate large amounts of worthless items and get emotionally attached to them, without …