Beyond Hoarding Cleanup: How Hoarding Impacts Families

When Parents Hoard, Children Are Often Left Picking Up the Pieces For children of hoarders, life at home can be a dismal undertaking. Not only is an overly cluttered home unpleasant to live in, it can also pose many health risks to inhabitants. This is especially true for children, who may be more susceptible to […]

History’s Famous Hoarders

Hoarding is a complicated yet fascinating mental disorder to many people, resulting in a number of interesting character studies related to the affliction. While most hoarders are hardly infamous, the following people found a certain notoriety thanks to their inability to keep clutter at bay. Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Proving that even […]

Hoarding Impacts Hoarders, Families, and Communities

Inside a hoarders Boston home.

While the havoc hoarding wreaks on a home’s inhabitants is quite well-known, very few are aware of all the ways these behaviors can impact the surrounding community. From neighbors to first responders, serious hoarding problems can lead to far-reaching effects. While the definition of hoarding may be hard to pin down, what is certain is […]

Misconceptions Abound When It Comes to Hoarding

Thanks to numerous documentaries, reality shows, and recent discussions in the media, hoarding remains a fascinating and curious affliction. However, such fascination does not always lend itself to understanding, which can contribute to an abundance of misconceptions concerning the illness. This post examines one of the most common myths surrounding the disorder, and attempts to […]

On Hoarding Cleanup: Connecting OCD and Hoarding

It’s a topic many of us are familiar with. We’ve all seen images of hoarded homes on TV or heard stories of city officials evicting residents from their property because they’ve allowed too much junk to accumulate. The easy thing to do is to dismiss hoarding behavior as pure laziness; people should know better than […]

Hoarding Cleanup Services

Aftermath in full PPE cleaning up hoarding site.

Hoarding is defined as the excessive collection of items, in addition to the inability to throw away possessions. According to the Mayo Clinic, the illness is also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. The illness is hardly uncommon – it is estimated that 1.2 million […]

Hoarding Cleanup & the Dangers Associated with It

Hoarding cleanup outside a home.

Hoarding is defined as the excessive collection of items, in addition to the inability to throw away possessions. According to the Mayo Clinic, the illness is also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. The illness is hardly uncommon – it is estimated that 1.2 million […]

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