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Rebranding Hoarding: Choice or Affliction?

Ceci Garrett | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ceci Garrett

Mental health disorders will likely never be "sexy," but our view of them can be more favorable, more open to conversation, understanding, empathy, and mutual respect. We must rebrand these challenges as the afflictions they are so that those who need help can readily access it.

150 Felines Found At Cat Hoarder's 'Deplorable' Home

AP | Posted 10.29.2014 | Crime

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have found 150 cats in a New York home owned by a woman who along with her sister was stopped four years ago b...

What's Your Financial Type? Take This Quiz

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Money
Judith Orloff MD

Money can bring out your most fearful self or your largest heart. Which one you surrender to changes everything. How do you do this?

Crushed Hoarder May Have Been Dead For More Than A Week: Officials

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was crushed to death when a floor piled with clutter collapsed...

8 Signs You Might Become a Hoarder

Posted 06.04.2014 | OWN

You've watched "Hoarders" with equal parts sympathy and fear: "Will that be me in 20 years?" Researchers are still trying to understand the disorder, ...

Clearing the Clutter: Helping Those Who Hoard and Finding Personal Healing in the Process

Ceci Garrett | Posted 07.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ceci Garrett

Although my career has taken me into many hoarded homes and nightmarish childhoods like my own, I work hard to keep my children from these experiences.

Confessions of a Hopeful Hoarder

TueNight | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Home

Hoarders get a bad rap, but outsiders see can't see our good intentions; the way we, in our fantasy lives, have a place for everything, even if our everything is a lot more than other people.

100 Cats Rescued From Houston Home

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.31.2014 | Weird News

Authorities in Texas rescued dozens of cats from a Houston-area home last week. Police received an anonymous tip that led officers to the home of e...

72 Cats Rescued From Florida Hoarder's Home

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

Animal control officers in Florida have rescued six dozen cats from the home of an alleged animal hoarder. Authorities said the 72 cats were discov...

Hoarding Can Really Ruin A Relationship

Posted 03.14.2014 | Weird News

Every lover comes with some baggage, but some come with houses full of trash. Just ask Lauren, whose boyfriend, a 55-year-old man identified only ...

64 Dying Dogs Held Hostage In Buildings Without Windows

Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime

Peter Chernecki and his wife Judith hoarded 64 dogs and more than 40 cats. The animals were found covered in feces and malnourished. At least 34 of th...

Andy Campbell

GRAPHIC: The Dirty, Stinking Truth About Real-Life Hoarders | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

A&E's "Hoarders" has forever changed the crime scene cleanup business. Whenever Laura Spaulding gets a call for a job, prospective clients usually...

Snake Hoarder Had 400 Pythons In House: Police

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2014 | Weird News

A California elementary school teacher was arrested Wednesday after police discovered an estimated 300 to 400 pythons --both alive and dead -- in his ...

I Love My Kids, But...

Tom Gerdy | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Tom Gerdy

Mealtimes were always interesting as well. No one ever told me how much food put in front of babies ends up on the floor. Had I known, I would have designed the kitchen with a big drain in the center and a fire hydrant in the corner.

Confessions of an Ex-Hoarder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.01.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

There's no mystery why I've saved so much stuff: to prove that I'm alive, that I'm someone, that my trail on this earth is worth preserving. My fear of letting go of those boxes is the fear of mortality, the fear of not having become worthy enough to investigate and document.

It's the Best and Worst of Times for a Shopping-Bag-a-Holic

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...

Want To Move Into A Duplex Next To A Hoarder?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 11.28.2013 | TV

The situation was an absolute mess on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" for Kyle and his girlfriend of three years, Lynn. Three years ago, Kyle worked full tim...

Coming Out (of My Closet)

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Laura Rossi Totten

I have a skeleton in my closet: everything is a mess. The closet -- not me.


Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

You may be wondering, "I don't have hoarding disorder, but I do have trouble getting rid of things and some clutter. How can I break this habit?" Simply put, the best way to break a bad habit is to build a new habit.

I Love Trash

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

As I attempted to pack, to determine what had meaning, I realized that while I had been waiting for my life to start I had been building a life. Filling the space with objects provided permanence that I otherwise lacked.

Did This Extreme Hoarder Stay Clean?

OWN | Posted 09.30.2013 | OWN

Compulsive hoarder and self-described shopaholic Sharyn Dorfman will forever live in "The Oprah Show" hall of fame after shocking viewers with the jaw...

What You Need To Know About Animal Hoarding

Posted 09.26.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Anyone who’s watched an episode of “Hoarders” on A&E knows it’s not just stuff that’s the p...

6 Signs You're Living With A Hoarder

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

This is a problem that goes beyond being disorganized. The good news is, you can help.

This Sweet Cat Was Rescued From A Hoarder Nightmare

The Pet Collective | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Once Garbo was rescued from the hoarding situation by Cat Connection, it was only then did anyone realize how much pain she must have been in. Garbo refused to eat. She was starving herself and no one knew why.

Welcome to My Hoarded House: The Fine Line Between Clutter and Hoarding

Carolyn McKibbin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn McKibbin

Watching a hoarding intervention is one part schadenfreude, one part reminder that we're one Beanie Baby away from our own.