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Why Estate Cleaning Should Be Left to the Professionals

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Estate cleaning happens most often after the loss of a loved one. If you are the next of kin to them and/or are listed in their will, cleaning their property will most likely become your responsibility. Whether it’s been empty briefly or for a long time, having it cleaned out sooner rather than later is highly recommended, especially when trying …

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Helping Hoarders After the Holiday Season

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People who suffer from a hoarding disorder are likely to experience greater stress once the holidays roll around and even after the merriest time of year ends. The reason is clear: The busiest gift-giving season leads to splurges on presents, gift wrap and ornaments.   Hoarding is a complex that urges sufferers to excessively accumulate goods that others would deem …

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Are You or a Loved One on the Hoarding Spectrum?

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Hoarding involves compulsively finding and keeping objects that have no real use or value. Hoarders commonly keep items like trash, newspapers, animals, boxes, food, clothes, plastic and paper bags, electronics, and appliances. This condition can be much more serious than some clutter around the house and depending on how extreme a person’s condition is, it can affect their emotional and …