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How ADHD can link to hoarding and tips for living with hoarding

ADD & ADHD Research shows that while many people who are compulsive hoarders have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), the reverse is not true. People with ADD are not typically hoarders. Nor are they on some kind of disorganisation spectrum that ends up in the mental disorder called hoarding. What gives rise to problematic clutter […]

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I’m a hoarder and I’m glad that it has been classified as a mental health disorder

Hoarding classified The World Health Organisation, WHO, has recently announced that hoarding has been classified as a mental disorder. This has had particular impact for one woman, Laura Horton, who is glad that hoarding has finally been given this classification. Now that hoarding has been officially classified by the WHO, the NHS describes hoarding as: […]

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The problem of pet hoarding and how it affects people

Pet Hoarding Pet hoarding is a growing problem within the hoarding community and it’s one that isn’t well known. As hoarding has recently been classified as a mental health disorder, up 1.2 million UK homes have been affected. Although hoarding can be more commonly associated to older people, this is not always the case. Hoarding […]

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A hoarding success story – how Stephanie Evans turned her home around

A success story Success stories in hoarding are not as common as we would like them to be. Too often we hear about the negatives of hoarding, and the bad consequences that can sometimes occur as a result. But today is different. Today we get to celebrate the success of Stephanie Evans who managed to […]

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‘Buried in Treasures’ program cleans up hoarded homes

Treasures from birth The eldest child of parents who lived through the Great Depression, Rhonda absorbed values of thrift — along with habits that inevitably led to her stockpiling a pirate’s bounty of clutter, including buttons, zippers, old clothes, scraps of fabric, catalogs, greeting cards, college papers and anything that could be repaired or re-used. […]

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At 76 years old, she is overcoming a long history of hoarding

A growing problem Candace, 76, lives alone in the house she designed 50 years ago. Gradually, enthusiastically, and sometimes uncontrollably, she accumulated bargains discovered at thrift stores. They were mostly inexpensive clothes too good to pass up, and presents she thought would be perfect for people in her life. But she seldom got around to […]

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When possessions are poor substitutes for people: Hoarding & Loneliness

Loving Possessions Children’s possessions are very important during the early stages of life. They allow children to feel a sense of comfort when their parents aren’t nearby. For most people as they get older they have less reliance on these possessions. Rather than relying on possessions for comfort they tend to have a smaller collection […]

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West Kent Mind awarded £40,000 to tackle hoarding by Sevenoaks District Council

£40,000 funding awarded £40,000 has been awarded to West Kent Mind by the Sevenoaks District Council. This is an attempt to reduce the number of hoarders in the UK and help those who are in need. The funding has come after images of hoarded homes were released showing unmanageable amounts of clutter. The good news […]

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150,000 people thought to be at risk of hoarding fire-deaths in Wales

The risk of fire The risk of fire in a hoarded home is one the highest risk factors for any home. Due to the nature of items that are typically collected by hoarders, it is very easy for a fire to spread rapidly throughout a home. This can trap a home owner within a matter […]

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H&M is recycling old clothes to help prevent waste build up

A H&M Recycling Initiative H&M launched a new initiative in 2013 which focuses on recycling old clothing. The main goal of the initiative is to ensure that all unwanted clothing, or textile materials, can be reused or recycled. They are accepting any form of old clothing that you might have which can be split into […]

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