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How to Help a Hoarder

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

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 …

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Hoarding

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

By now, most people have heard of hoarding, mostly due to the cable show Hoarders. There’s a big difference between ordinary household disarray and hoarding. Typical clutter can usually be picked up quickly, and is usually temporary. Hoarding Stages Hoarding is a chronic condition assessed in five stages. In stage one, every room is still accessible, but closets are overstuffed …

Hoarding and Estate Cleaning in San Francisco, CA

Help a Hoarder

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Giving back at Christmas The holidays bring up a variety of emotions for people, and if there’s a hoarder in your life, it might be a difficult time. He may feel guilty because the home is so cluttered, he can’t have anyone over to celebrate. She may feel sad because she doesn’t have enough money to buy gifts, even though …