Through the years we have been collecting information about what objects are most commonly hoarded.
To provide context, it may help to define what hoarding means. Hoarding is a mental disorder that can be genetic in nature, triggered by traumatic events, or a symptom of another disorder, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive or dementia. Hoarding occurs among all demographics regardless of income, education, race, culture, sex, or age and for many reasons. Studies have found hoarding usually begins in early adolescence and gets worse as the person ages.
Here is the list of the Top Ten Hoarded items
Top Ten hoarded items
- Paper, especially books and newspaper
- Items used in everyday life that don’t get put away
- Recyclable materials that don’t get recycled
- Plastic bags
- Sentimental items which tell a story of happier times
- Mechanical objects such as car parts, electronics, and tools
- Wool, fabric, and craft supplies
- Animals (Mainly cats and dogs)
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