Late Onset Hoarding

Sometimes, too much stuff only becomes a problem when your life circumstances change drastically. Perhaps you break your hip or a chronic arthritic shoulder has become a fact of life. Suddenly mobility isn’t as easy as it used to be, and picking things up is difficult if not impossible.

Managing the flow of things in the house is overwhelming and so to cheer yourself up, you go online and start practicing a little “retail therapy.” Especially if you’re someone who already uses buying things as a way of cheering yourself up, the sheer amount of stuff in your home can quickly spiral out of control once you’re no longer able to easily put things away or pass them on.