How Australia’s Hoarding Crisis Exposed A Nation’s Forgotten Anxieties

How Australia's Hoarding Crisis Exposed A Nation's Forgotten Anxieties

WE SPOKE TO A SELF-CONFESSED TP HOARDER AND FOUND THAT THE COVID-19 PANIC DIDN’T MOBILISE THE SELFISH, BUT ALSO THOSE WHO FELL VICTIM TO THEIR LONG-INGRAINED FEARS AND ANXIETIES. It’s fairly easy to look at the videos of people literally stabbing each other over a packet of

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Home is where the hoard is: Advice for housing providers dealing with hoarding issues

Home is where the hoard is: Advice for housing providers dealing with hoarding issues

Hoarding, also known as ‘hoarding disorder’ and previously referred to as ‘compulsive hoarding’, can have a significant impact on the hoarder themselves, neighbours, housing staff and housing providers in a number of different ways. It has historically been a hidden, but very present, concern for housing providers.

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The Genius of Picasso’s Hoarding Habit

The Genius of Picasso's Hoarding Habit

Picasso would have little time for today’s neat and minimalist interiors. He surrounded himself with clutter, knowing that even the tatty, mundane items other people threw away could have artistic interest. He hoarded everything, from old newspapers, scraps of wrapping paper and used envelopes, to packets of

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Twitch streamer reveals insane extent of her hoarding problem

Twitch streamer reveals insane extent of her hoarding problem

Twitch streamer Haiyun ‘Eloise’ Tang returned to the platform for the first time in over a year on February 23, and opened up to her viewers about the true extent of her hoarding issues. Eloise is a Chinese professional Hearthstone player known largely for her time with

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Hoarding Hid This Artist’s Exceptional Work

Hoarding Hid This Artist's Exceptional Work

When my 78-mother-in-law, DeAnne Mack, died suddenly in 2018, the chore of cleaning out the Omaha, Neb. house she’d lived in for over 50 years fell to my husband and me. We weren’t looking forward to it. DeAnne, we knew, had been hoarding for decades. For my

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Great Yarmouth blaze: Coroner warns of hoarding risks

Great Yarmouth blaze: Coroner warns of hoarding risks

A coroner examining the death of a compulsive shopper who died in a blaze in her cluttered flat has warned of the risks of hoarding. Yasmin Siddiqi, 41, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, died on 26 October 2018. Assistant Coroner Simon Milburn ruled her death was an accident

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The rising of hoarding disorder – what has been causing it?

The rising of hoarding disorder - what has been causing it?

Rising of Hoarding The rising of hoarding disorder is something that is slowly becoming more known. Reality TV doesn’t need to do much to sensationalise hoarding. They showcase “goat paths” hacked between mounds of newspapers, greasy pizza cartons, bills, checks, mustard packets, broken gadgets, old T-shirts, and

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Brexit theory amid mystery hoarding rise in Darlington

Brexit theory amid mystery hoarding rise in Darlington

Brexit Theory Due to Brexit a significant rise in the number of problem hoarders could be linked to the huge uncertainties surrounding Brexit, it has been claimed. Darlington’s council has been told that authorities were examining why there had been a surge in issues. This mainly relates

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Ottawa’s Elaine Birchall has written the book on hoarding

Ottawa's Elaine Birchall has written the book on hoarding

Ottawa Social Worker Ottawa social worker Elaine Birchall can tell you all about people who keep way too much stuff, how you’ll know if you’re one of them and what to do about it. There are a lot of misconceptions about hoarding, starting with the one that

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Common Misconceptions of Hoarding – What they actually mean

Common Misconceptions of Hoarding - What they actually mean

Common Misconceptions Misconceptions within hoarding are becoming increasingly common. To have a better understanding of hoarding, it’s important to first understand what it is. Let’s look at the definition. Hoarding is when “someone acquires an excessive number of items and stores them in a chaotic manner, usually

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