Perhaps you have a lot of hoarded items in your home, but you thought it was considered collecting all along. At what point does it qualify as hoarding? There are many key characteristics of hoarding and collecting, which can help you differentiate between the two. Read on to find out what they are… Collecting Collecting… Read More
If you’ve been spending a lot of time at home lately during the pandemic, maybe you’ve decided to tackle some cleaning and organizing projects you’ve been meaning to get to. Reorganizing can be a fun activity to keep us busy, but did you know there are many deeper benefits to an organized home that can… Read More
Like many others, maybe you’ve decided to clean your home while spending a lot of time there during the pandemic. Perhaps you started to delve into untidy boxes in your basement or attic, but realized it’s not simply clutter you’ve been holding onto – it’s a series of sentimental possessions from your childhood or younger… Read More
Do you or someone you love struggle with compulsive hoarding? You’re not alone. In fact, according to the International OCD Foundation, serious hoarding issues are present in at least 1 in every 50 people. Signs of compulsive hoarding include extreme difficulty parting with items, a large amount of clutter in your home that affects your… Read More
Getting rid of clutter can be very difficult for hoarders. According to the International OCD Foundation, hoarders may experience strong negative feelings such as guilt, fear, and anger when considering getting rid of their items. In fact, hoarders can often be in denial of a problem, even if the clutter begins to interfere with their… Read More
Deciding which belongings to keep and which ones to discard can be difficult for someone who hoards. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), people hoard because they feel an item will be valuable or useful in the future. They may also believe the item holds sentimental value, is irreplaceable, and too… Read More
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