Stuff and more stuff – Consumerism reaches all time high

Stuff and more stuff - Consumerism reaches all time high

Stuff Humans love stuff. In modern society there is an innate desire to collect, give and receive endless items. For some this means purchasing more and more space to store all these items. We put things in closets, basements, garages. And attics. Drawers, boxes, and containers. Shelves,

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Digital hoarding: How to know when is enough is enough?

Digital hoarding: How to know when is enough is enough?

Digital Hoarding Digital hoarding is something of a rising trend in modern society. As storage on mobile devices increases, so too does the number of apps, photos and videos that people are holding on to. Nur Izzaty Shaifullizan has almost 20,000 photos and videos on her smartphone.

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6 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Family Hoarder

6 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Family Hoarder

Tips for afterwards Looking for tips and advice after losing someone close to you is only natural. Losing a loved one is hard in itself. But when that person was a hoarder, managing grief while sorting through mountains of stuff is even more challenging. Ashley Eneriz is

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Woman tragically found dead in worst home ever seen by authorities

Woman tragically found dead in worst home ever seen by authorities

Tragically passed away A woman was tragically found dead after living in conditions described as the worst ever seen by the authorities. Donna Bettley, 42, was found dead in the home she shared with her sister and father. It was described as a “grim and a distressing

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Mrs S

Mrs S

Mrs S came to one of our support groups very anxious and ashamed as many are when they first arrive. She participated in all the exercises and practised mindfulness, this helped her to have more mental clarity and to learn to listen to her self-talk. She tried the

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Mr T

Mr T

Mr T had mild learning disabilities, he worked in a charity shop which he enjoyed but it encouraged him to bring home perhaps more than he needed. Over a period of years he had filled most of the space in his 1 bed flat. After several months

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Hoarder admits it’s time for a tidy up after 30 years

Hoarder admits it’s time for a tidy up after 30 years

Time to tidy up? One of Britain’s biggest hoarders has admitted it’s time to finally tidy up — as his daughter is getting married. Eccentric Arthur Watson, 69, has been collecting everything from old newspapers to bicycles for more than 30 years. Every room in his small

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Miss A

Miss A lived alone in a single flat which had become hoarded over at least 10 years. She had started hoarding because her best friend, who lived in a similar flat, was murdered in her own home. Miss A didn’t realise that this was the trigger but

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Miss S

Miss S was a mother of 2 young children who, at the time of referral, had been removed from the property as it was deemed unfit for them to live in. ​ Miss S was very anxious and very ashamed and very frightened but was also very

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What’s Causing the Rise of Hoarding Disorder?

What’s Causing the Rise of Hoarding Disorder?

Rise of Hoarding The rise of hoarding is something we need to find the cause of because it is a growing issue. Certainly TV doesn’t need to do much to sensationalise hoarding. Like rubberneckers at a traffic accident, we gaze in horror at “goat paths” hacked between

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