Professional Help For Hoarders
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 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 unorganized belongings, your health and mobility are threatened, and it’s time to make some changes in your life.