If you know someone who hoards you may feel overwhelmed not just with the amount of waste there is but with the emotions that come with it. It is not every day that you help and support someone with a hoarding disorder so it can often feel like new territory. If can be frustrating when they are unable to see that there is an issue with the amount of items in their home. However intervention is needed particularly if their home is unsanitary and unsafe due to the amount of collected items being stored in the home.
To begin with it is a good idea to educate yourself and understand why people hoard and how it can be triggered. Understanding the disorder can often help you to talk to the sufferer to help them move forward. It is important to remember that hoarding is a symptom of a complex mental health illness and it isn’t simply that the sufferer is choosing to live that way. To many people throwing items away is a simple and easy action, however for suffers of the disorder it is a comfort to keep these items no matter what their future use is.
There are different levels of hoarding from mild to severe, however early intervention is best to help prevent the hoarding being out of control. If you need help with someone who is suffering from this disorder, suggest booking an appointment with their GP who can arrange counselling and other therapies that will help with the mental health side of the issue.
Dealing with the clutter itself can be extremely overwhelming particular with those who are living in unsanitary conditions where biohazards are also present. Please be assured that companies such as Trauma Clean 24 Seven are on hand to be able to tackle this for you and take away the burden with our hoarding clean up service. Simply take photographs of the rooms affected and email them to [email protected] for a free no obligation quotation. We are more than happy to answer any queries you have and please be assured we are experienced and professional with every job we carry out.