Inside the House of Hoarders

August 12, 2019

 Article  taken from FoxNews. 

Cindy Carroll, 54, of Westerville, Ohio, started collecting things at a young age. Her dad was in the Air Force and so she moved around a lot.  "When we moved away, I could take things with me, I couldn't take the people with me," Carroll said. "By the time I was 12, I had a pretty good collection of things. I always acquired things and couldn't throw them away." Carroll, who has been married 36 years, said her anxiety over the past 15 years really triggered her hoarding problem to the extreme.  "My husband wasn't impressed, but he loves me, or he wouldn't have put up with it," she said. 


Carroll's problem had become so bad, her two grown children had not been to her house in about four years.  "I knew I needed help," said Carroll, who was frightened she would one day hoard to the point of being unable to leave her house. 
That's when she contacted The Learning Channel, hoping to be featured on the show "Hoarding: Buried Alive." "We would do family gatherings at my brother's place," said Lori Fresch, Carroll's daughter. "I knew it was bad, but I had no idea that it was that bad until I walked in that first day."
Carroll's story was accepted for the show, and she was provided with a therapist and an organizer. Fresch came to Carroll's house for the first time in four years for the taping of the show. 



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