How To Deal with an Animal Hoarder

Are you concerned that someone you love is an animal hoarder? We all know people who are incredibly emotionally invested in their pets. Maybe you have a friend with three cats who would love to add another feline to the family. Or perhaps your parents talk about the family dogs with the same affection they […]

Decluttering Tips from Marie Kondo

No matter how clean we are or how attached we are to our possessions, we can all feel like clutter in our home is getting the best of us. It can be difficult to determine exactly what we do and do not need, especially if we don’t have a strategy to get rid of our […]

6 Tips on How to Stop Being a Hoarder

  Are you a hoarder? Do you know someone in your life who is a hoarder? Hoarding does not come from being lazy or having bad habits, but it’s getting too attached to your possessions to let go. Overcoming hoarding is not a one-day thing. If you managed to rearrange and tidy up your possessions, […]

5 Simple Ways to Help a Hoarder

Hoarding is a mental condition that exposes its victims to dangerous living conditions and social isolation. People who are hoarders don’t recognise that their behaviour is irrational and only a small percentage will try to find solutions to their hoarding habit. If you have a friend or family member who has a hoarding disorder and […]

6 Reasons Why People Become Hoarders

  Cleaning services are often called upon for their expertise in extreme hoarding cases. The hoarding condition in recent years is being recognised and researched by many authorities. Studies have identified numerous factors that contribute to the development of hoarding behaviour in different people, including personality types and past traumatic experiences. Why do people become […]

Signs That You Might Have a Hoarding Disorder

For a long time, people thought hoarding was a cause of bad habits or associated with messy, lazy and undisciplined people. Hoarding is characterised by long-standing difficulty in the discarding of possessions. This means that a person keeps acquiring new things, but can’t seem to throw away, recycle, resell or give away the things he/she […]

Spring Cleaning – Organizing Tips

See Your Way Clear: Organizing tips from Jocelyn Kenner 1. Break down big jobs into manageable increments. Start by setting a timer for 15 minutes and stopping when time is up. If you have five minutes free, clean your car or organize your wallet. 2. Put on music to get yourself energized. 3. Reward yourself […]

What Is the Fear of Throwing Things Out?

Question: What Is the Fear of Throwing Things Out? Technically, the term “disposophobia” is a marketing term coined by a cleaning company in the mid 1990s to describe the fear of throwing things out. Regardless, compulsive hoarding can have disastrous effects on sufferers’ daily lives. Hoarding is sometimes a symptom compulsive disorder, or OCD, but may […]

Fire officials: Hoarding caused fatal Wayland fire

Fire officials: Hoarding caused fatal Wayland fire.

Canadian Researchers Examine Link Between Loved Ones and Their Influence on People Who Hoard

Newswise — People collect things all the time: books, newspapers, stamps. But when a casual hobby turns into an incessant need to hoard, it becomes a disorder that requires intervention. But how much of hoarders’ behaviours are influenced by their loved ones? Ryerson researchers are investigating these relationships in a new study looking at the […]