It’s one thing to collect junk e-mail in your inbox, but the clutter caused by hoarding real mail is more than virtual. Our mailboxes are targets for more than just personal letters–bills, advertisements, magazines, and newspapers can pile up quickly until all the counter space and tabletops and even much of the floorspace in your home is completely covered in stacks of old mail.
Mail hoarders, like some types of information hoarders, refuse to throw out anything they feel they may need as a reference in the future. If you are a mail hoarder, you may be unable to differentiate between important and unimportant mail. Recent studies have shown that the inability to dispose of impertinent material is a significant psychological characteristic of many hoarders. been unlike general information hoarders, mail hoarders tend hang on to material that directly influences their peace of mind. Perhaps you intend to take advantage of the coupons you receive, or you may think you will again need to look over your old utility bills. Maybe you won’t feel secure unless you have a record of all your tax returns. Still, some people are also reluctant to discard of old postcards and greeting cards due to the sentimental value they carry.
The more collecting you do, however, the harder it becomes to weed out unneeded material, and it may become impossible to find anything among your piles of mail. This behavior can disrupt daily life and lead to high amounts of clutter and disorganization in your household.
If it’s been years since you’ve thrown a letter away, suddenly having to rid yourself of all your mail might sound unfeasible. Our team will help you sift through all your old letters, post cards, coupons, and bills and discard of what you don’t need; we will even bring in a commercial-grade shredder to help get the job done. What you decide to hang onto, we will either help you organize or scan to a disc or to the hard drive of your computer, so you’ll easily have access to all your bills and tax returns.
The Hoarders 911 team is trained to handle every situation with the utmost delicacy. We’re here to restore your life, not wrest it from you. We never throw away anything of value without asking permission first, and we remain conscious of the wishes of the client during every step of the cleaning process. When we have finished, you will be confident enough not to have need your belongings, 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.