What is hoarding?

Hoarding is considered to be a significant problem when:

  • the amount of clutter in the person’s home is increasing
  • they bring in more things each day and discard very little
  • the amount of clutter interferes with everyday living – for example, they are unable to use the kitchen or bathroom and cannot access rooms

Taking back control

Getting rid of clutter and mountains of rubbish can be a rewarding experience for some.

For others it can be an emotional and traumatic ordeal.

In the case of hoarders,(which may be linked with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD), it is very important that they get help and support to keep things under control as it can lead to more serious health problems, isolation and depression as well as health and safety issues.

Emotional attachment

It can be really difficult to throw things away and become a bit of a hoarder.

Keeping hold of things that were once a favourite, or because it might come in handy one day.

It’s hard to be ruthless but if you don’t, things can often spiral out of control to the stage where you feel totally overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn.

Where to turn

Often seeking the help of a professional team can help, because they are not emotionally attached and can help to keep your mind in focus on the end result, which is a clean, tidy and clutter free environment.

Fitz2Kleen has a  team of experienced sensitive and discreet de-cluttering and hoarded house clearance specialists will work alongside the hoarder if required, carrying out the removal and disposal of accumulated possessions, rubbish and clutter from the home of a hoarder in the most sensitive and private manner.

Quite often, the extremity of the situation is hidden behind closed doors and we get called in by family or social services, when the occupier has been admitted to hospital due to ill health, only then does the problem become apparent.

Confidentiality, care and compassion

In all cases of hoarding, whether compulsive, or due to ill health, we will always guarantee our clients confidentiality. We will not be shocked by what we see and we will certainly not be judgmental.

Our aim is to assist you to regain control of your surroundings, to a manageable level so that you can enjoy your home in comfort.

 

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