But on a serious note.
Compulsive hoarding is a debilitating psychological condition that is only just beginning to be recognised and one that can lead to issues regarding the health, wellbeing and fire safety of all occupants of a hoarding property.
being in the realm of social housing, we see it day in, day out. we see some of the worst cases, where it has got so bad they have rodents but there is no way to lift up the floor boards due to the sheet volume of clutter.
As part of the UK's first ever Hoarding Awareness Week, we ant to say.
- do you really need ALL this stuff? if NOT!
- load up your car / van / articulated lorry and go to a car boot sale
- get an e-bay account
If you know a hoarder encourage them to talk about the issue and seek help and guidance where necessary.
Whether making a cup of tea, or sleeping in their own beds, these simple tasks can become impossible for hoarders because the spaces designed for living in have become storehouses. which is okay until there is an emergency.
Alternatively there is a trip to the local tidy tip and if it is recyclable - recycle it.