Discovering that hoarding is a mental disorder Most people who suffer from hoarding don’t realize it is a mental disorder and therefore those who suffer, tend not to see it for what it really is. Imagine you have a family member that is a hoarder. It can be your mom, your dad, maybe one of your aunts or uncles. Now imagine that you have no idea that they are a hoarder and you think they live a normal busy life. Maybe you Facetime with them once a week or talk to them often but you haven't been … [Read more...] about Hoarding
Hoarding and Biohazard
Hoarding can be really dangerous, especially when it comes to biohazard. There are many things in hoarded homes that can be dangerous or hazardous to the health of hoarders. Some of these things may be obvious and some of them most people would never think of, but there are almost always hazards in a hoarders home. Also, most of the time the hoarder themselves doesn't notice or pay attention to any of the dangers in the home. To them it's just the way of life, and they don't think about any of … [Read more...] about Hoarding and Biohazard
What is beneath the hoarding?
Walking into a hoarded home comes with many unknowns. Can you reach all the rooms in the home? Did they hoard food, animals or human waste? Are all the parts to the home still functional? With these questions you have to ask yourself what is beneath the hoarding? Inaccessible Parts of the Hoarder Home In many hoarding situations there are parts of the home that have become inaccessible. When a part of a home has not been accessed in many years there really could be anything going … [Read more...] about What is beneath the hoarding?
Children of Hoarders
Children of Hoarders is a dedicated blog, written in support of children who are fighting to get their parents out of a life-threatening situation. At HoarderHomes.com, our mission is to help communities and children of hoarders to move on with their lives. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird once said: You can choose your friends but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ‘em or not, and it makes you look right silly when … [Read more...] about Children of Hoarders