I often get asked if I work with hoarders and I always say that it depends on your definition of a person with a hoarding disorder. TV shows like A&E’s Hoarders have drawn attention to hoarding, but it’s important to remember that like so many things in life, there’s a spectrum. And what you see on TV is naturally the extreme, the better to capture the ratings and give viewers a reassuring shiver of “I’m not THAT bad!”
Hoarding is just one aspect of a person, it’s not the whole. I know that every person who struggles with hoarding does so in large part because they’re intelligent, interesting and interested, fascinated with the world and all its possibilities. It seems likely that serious hoarding problems are present in at least 1 in 50 people, but they may be present in as many as 1 in 20. So if your clutter has gotten out of control, you’re most definitely not alone.
When You’re Ready
Please call Lucy Kelly ator email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to helping you declutter and organize your space.