The hoarding struggles of Christmas

The Christmas holidays are a time for joy and celebration with families and loved ones. However for those who suffer with a hoarding disorder, the festive period can be a particularly difficult time.

Hoarding is a mental health condition that can affect people in different ways. Some people who suffer with the illness struggle to socialise and look after their mental wellbeing, whereas others may be able to live a social life without anyone knowing of their true circumstances at home. About 5% of adults in the UK suffers from a hoarding disorder, so you’re certainly not alone if you struggle to part with items and find yourself  stockpiling things you don’t really need.

Christmas time is hard for hoarders, not just because of the strain hoarding has already caused on family relationships, but because this is the most tempting time of year to purchase things. The urge to acquire new things strikes everyone around the holidays, what with all the deals and advertisements out there, but the shopping fever is particularly difficult for hoarders to handle.


Hoarding Clean Up Advice

Hoarding disorders are difficult and are best to be discussed with a sensitive approach. If you are buying a gift for someone who is a order, it is best to buy them experiences rather than more “stuff” which could always make their situation worse.


Our hoarding clean up teams have provided many hoarders with a fresh start in their home. For further information on our hoarding clean up services, please contact us on 0203 6408 247 or email us at [email protected]


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