Not everyone with hoarding behavior has a specific goal in mind for their collection. Many people amass an assortment of objects irrespective of the type of item.You may be fine with “in with the new,” but it’s the “out with the old” that has you stumped–you seem to assign value to far more possessions than you have a use for. If your house is stockpiled with everything from clothing to toys to furniture–and probably a lot more you’re not even aware of–you may fall into a category of miscellaneous hoarders.
Think of these as your garden variety hoarders; unlike antique hoarders or food hoarders, it’s not the items themselves which are attractive so much as the act of collecting them. The result may be something you face every day: entire rooms shut off from use because of too many objects, floors that can’t be seen, dressers and drawers overflowing with clothing and curiosities. In the most severe cases, appliances such as plumbing and electricity might not function properly due to lack of attention.
Such scenarios as the ones above are more than inconvenient, though; they could also place you in imminent physical danger either from tripping and falling or from the health effects associated with inadequate cleaning of your environment, as has been documented in many cases. If you find your living space highly limited by an abundance of unorganized belongings, your health and mobility are threatened, and it’s time to make some changes in your life.
The Hoarders 911 team is trained to handle every situation with the utmost delicacy. We’re here to restore the sufferer’s life, not wrest it away. We never make a decision about any belongings without asking permission first, and we remain conscious of the wishes of the client during every step of the process. When we have finished, our goal is to have the patient restored to a state of energy, socially at ease, and able to care for themselves—and the sense of relief will be liberating. The first hurdle is also the highest–that is, the decision to seek help. As for the rest, we’ll take it from here.
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.