5 Stages of Hoarding Disorder

5 Stages of Hoarding Disorder Hoarding disorder causes the people who have it to obsessively accumulate and cling to personal belongings. Their excessive collection can often grow to the point of overrunning their homes. Many of the items in a hoarder’s collection might be broken, soiled, or otherwise unusable. Yet, despite the functionality of the […]

Hoarding vs OCD: What’s the Difference?

Hoarding vs OCD: What’s the Difference? Hoarding has been linked to a variety of mental illnesses. But you shouldn’t confuse one for the other Hoarding and OCD have some symptoms in common. But they are not the same thing. Although most hoarders do suffer from an underlying mental health issue, you should resist the temptation […]

Ways That Hoarders Can Get Organized

Ways That Hoarders Can Get Organized The disarray in a hoarder’s home might be overwhelming at first. But you can get things in order with the right strategy. Getting organized can be an extremely difficult task for most hoarders. That’s because they struggle to make healthy decisions when it comes to their personal belongings.  A […]

Controlling Bed Bug Infestations in a Hoarder Situation

Controlling Bed Bug Infestations in a Hoarder Situation Hoarding and pest control often go together. Here’s what to do about it. There is no better place for bed bugs to hide than inside the clutter of a hoarder’s home. Here, they can remain close to their host – undetected as the infestation grows.  Bed bug […]

Decluttering Tips: Room-by-Room Guide

Decluttering Tips: Room-by-Room Guide Clutter cleaning is a healthy practice for any home. Keeping things fresh and organized has so many benefits, and it is always a nice feeling to know things are clean and orderly. But, it is not always 100% possible to keep your home totally spotless. Most of us deal with a […]

How to Encourage a Hoarder to Declutter

How to Encourage a Hoarder to Declutter Convincing a hoarder to get rid of their stuff is all about having the right approach. How to Encourage a Hoarder to Declutter Discovering that someone you care about is afflicted by a hoarding disorder can be an incredibly emotional experience. But, it’s important to remember to keep […]

When and How to Stage a Hoarding Intervention

When and How to Stage a Hoarding Intervention Hoarding disorder is a serious health issue, not just for the hoarder, but for their friends, families, and communities. About 4-14% of Americans are diagnosed as hoarders, with factors being either genetic or a result of learned behavior. Although it can develop at any age, hoarding tends to manifest […]

A Day in the Life: Compulsive Hoarding & Clutter Clean-up

Compulsive Hoarding & Clutter Clean-up Hoarders911 Clutter Cleaning specializes in hoarder cleanup and junk removal. We offer a variety of services, from clutter cleanup to rubbish removal and fumigation, which allows the client to restore and improve their quality of life within their home. While we acknowledge that hoarding is a psychological  Hoarders911 Clutter Cleaning […]

Can Hoarding Cause Health Problems?

Can Hoarding Cause Health Problems? Hoarding is a mental illness defined by the sufferer’s compulsive need to amass anything and everything they can get their hands on. Collections tend to spiral out of control, causing entire rooms of the home to be unusable, and in extreme cases resulting in structural damage. Hoarders feel intense stress […]

Common Characteristics of Compulsive Hoarding

Common Characteristics of Compulsive Hoarding Hoarding disorder is a serious mental illness that drives the person suffering to compulsively collect. Knowing the symptoms is the first step towards identifying a problem and creating a plan to help your loved one recover. What is hoarding disorder Compulsive hoarding occurs in individuals who experience a chronic obsession […]