Handling this issue can be very challenging and tricky, but there is every tendency for hoarders to regain control of their homes.
Many of us are aware that our stuff might be too much and a proper sorting out would be required to make our homes calmer. However, hoarding can be a main issue for about 2 to 5% of the entire population.
It exceeds collecting things or being untidy. Hoarding is the unwavering desire to keep things that have little or no value which can later become hard to handle and sometimes overrun an individual’s home.
Heather Matuozzo, a hoarding expert indicated that the worst condition is among older individuals that have depreciating health conditions or less mobile and have difficulty sleeping except in a step across the hall. Once, a lady’s home was so filled up that she could almost be sleeping on her feet as the only available space in her home is only about a square foot.
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Lyn Howells who is in charge of a support group on hoarding for the Silva Homes housing association and considers herself as a work in progress hoarder indicated that hoarding creates an uncomfortable living condition that results in homes being completely filled up where only a few pathways among series of clutters will be available.
She continued that almost all surfaces are filled with different items. The clutter can even spread to the garage, external spaces, vehicles, and other storage equipment once the room is filled.
Here, prior to the National Hoarding Awareness Week, Matuozzo and Howells deal with some hoarding questions.
What is hoarding?
Matuozzo stated that it is the extreme collection of items without letting go of these items especially those that have little or no value which will result in accumulation that will make it difficult to use the rooms for other purposes such as sleeping in the room. Matuozzo added that the symptoms can also affect other areas of life such as relationship, health, and work.
What are the available types of hoarding?
Apart from hoarding disorder, Matuozo indicates that there is severe disorganization that can prevent individuals from knowing how to create space for things.
She stated that people usually have a degree of hoarding and if that level can be properly maintained without any risk of fire hazard in their homes, the only people that won’t be happy about this would be relatives who would be clearing the house after a death.
She continued that as long as their lifestyle is not affected and able to move around the home, access doors and windows without clusters of newspapers that are fire hoards and those invited into their homes have no problem with it. However, it becomes an issue when those things begin to slip away.
What are the causes of hoarding?
Matuozzo indicated that hoarding could have a genetic propensity. But trauma is the common cause.…