As you may have realized yourself, the psychological effects of hoarding can run deep. This is especially true if you happen to exhibit a particular type of behavior not uncommon among those who suffer from a hoarding condition. If you have another hoarding condition as well, you have probably come to rely on your hidden belongings for comfort; for example, many food hoarders will hide food where others cannot find it as they fear not having enough of what they need in times of shortage.
In this hoarding pattern, individuals tend to hide things – storing or “caching” items in hidden places, either exclusively or alongside their more obvious collections. You may feel that storing items in secret gives you a sense of security, as your own private arsenal no one is allowed to disturb. It may otherwise be the case that you feel a sense of embarrassment over your hoarding behavior and have done your best to keep it a secret from others. Either way, it’s time to regain control over your life.
Hoarding poses a number of health, environmental, and safety risks to hoarders, families, and sometimes neighbors. Hoarders homes tend to be prone to pests and rodents. Furthermore, the vast amounts of clutter cause trips and falls.
We get it. The thought of having your belongings suddenly exposed and confiscated can be shocking and upsetting. It may seem like you’re about to have your innermost life subject to an invasion, and you think the emotional effects may be too much for you to handle. Such uncertainties are completely natural — but there’s no need to fear. We pioneered a 7 Step solution that is just right fow you!
We never make a decision about any of your belongings without asking permission first. We remain conscious of the wishes of the client during every step of the process.
When we have finished, you will be confident enough to open your home to guests—perhaps for the first time in years—and the sense of relief will be liberating. Let us assuage your fears by helping you see past the initial shock. You have already overcome the first and highest hurdle by your decision to seek help; as for the rest, we’ll take it from here.