Do you know a Hoarder?

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Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

Oh yes. She would buy and buy clothes. Even took a loan out once for three thousand dollars and went to New York City and blew it all on clothes. Had to rent a U-Haul trailer for her car to bring it all back. She never wore the clothes. When her finances dwindled she would make the rounds of the Salvation Army, Goodwill and others and buy clothes. Eventually her children got together and sold all the clothes. Enought to finance her stay in a special home.

Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Used to have one next door but they are long and gone !

Jaguar Cat Profile
Jaguar Cat answered

Yes, my older brother's friend's dad is a MAJOR Hoarder. They've been saying they were going to move for like 5 years now, and it still never happened.

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

I am a pack rat. Not a hoarder. I do feel bad for hoarders though. Most of the time it is due to a traumatic event or a severe painful loss. My heart goes out to them.

Barb Cala Profile
Barb Cala answered

My mother in law was a hoarder.  After she died, we had to clean out their attic.  It was amazing the "stuff" she had to keep up there.  I'm surprised the ceiling didn't fall in. 

Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

I use to, but he's dead. Whoopie!!!

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Just some additional information for those interested:

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.

Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hoarding-disorder/basics/definition/con-20031337

And another good link:

https://iocdf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hoarding-Fact-Sheet.pdf

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I used to live next door to one. I know I have told the story on here before, but his garage was so full of junk, it was packed to rafters. The side fell off the building but the junk inside literally held up the roof.

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