Only very recently has there been a keener understanding of hoarding and hoarding disorder. Indeed, hoarding disorder was only first recognized as a specific mental health condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Orders in 2013. As a mental health condition, hoarding disorder is a persistent and oftentimes profound inability to discard “things,” even when an object may have no value or even be rubbish or trash. Excessive accumulation of objects results, which can lead to serious health and other risks. Call our veteran-led hoarder cleanup services company. 

Rating and Evaluating the Disorganization Level of a Residence: Clutter to Hoarding

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization, or ICD, created the Clutter-Hoarding Scale to be used as a tool to assess residential environments in regard to the level or extent of hoarding that may exist in the premises. The Clutter-Hoarding Scale is designed for residential assessments only. Five Levels of the Clutter-Hoarding Scale The Clutter-Hoarding Scale is organized into…

Hoarding Fact Sheet

Chronic hoarding is defined as the persistent difficulty or inability to discard or part with possessions of different types. In many cases, items which are hoarded can have no value and may even be no more than what otherwise might be classified as garbage. How Many People Hoard? The reality is that no precise measurement…

How Common is Hoarding?

Hoarding is defined as a mental health disorder, according to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Hoarding is exemplified by persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions. A hoarder has some powerful perceived need to maintain possession of these items. Indeed, a hoarder experiences profound distress when thinking about parting with possessions. Ultimately, excessive accumulation of…