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How to Clean After Hoarding
Living with a hoarder isn’t an easy task because you have to deal with piles of items and a lot of clutter around your home.
Because cleaning can be time-consuming and exhausting, it is essential to know the basic rules and learn how to sort out everything effectively. With the right strategy and method, you can save a lot of time dealing with that issue.
With that in mind, here are six simple steps on how to clean after hoarding.
Brain Scans of Hoarders Reveal Why They Never De-Clutter
Jill, a 60-year-old woman in Milwaukee, has overcome extreme poverty. So, now that she has enough money to put food in the fridge, she fills it. She also fills her freezer, her cupboard and every other corner of her home. "I use duct tape to close the freezer door sometimes when I've got too many things in there," she told A&E's Hoarders. Film footage of her kitchen shows a cat scrambling over a rotten grapefruit; her counters—and most surfaces in her home—seemed to be covered with several inches of clutter and spoiled food.
Information on Hoarding Statistics
Hoarding is a condition that affects many people and some don’t even realize it until it is too late. According to hoarding statistics, about 5% of the entire population in the universe displays some sort of clinical hoarding. This percentage is twice the rate of OCD and four times the rate of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Some of the characteristics that these persons display include getting numerous items that are absolutely useless and refusing or neglecting the act of getting rid of the items.