Hoarding has been around for a long time. Of course, it’s only been in recent years that it has been called hoarding. Before that, it was called “being a fucking slob.” Hoarding has now been recognized as a mental illness instead of a character flaw or a mark of laziness. People suffering from hoarding disorder cannot figure out how to let go of any object — even if it’s rotten or broken. What seems like obvious junk to the rest of us looks like gold to a hoarder.
Worried that you or someone you know may be a hoarder? Then check out my article at Yahoo! to go through the most common warning signs. Thank you.