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10 Tips for Organizing an Irresistible Yard Sale

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 05.31.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Brought to you by my friends at Zillow Porchlight, here are my 10 tips for an irresistible yard sale. At some point, nearly all of us will orga...

Organizing Your Bathroom Clutter

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 04.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Zillow Porchlight presents DorothyTheOrganizer and "The Beauty of Organizing Your Cosmetics and Toiletries" Are there multiple hairspray bottles on y...

Conquering Kitchen Clutter With Dorothy the Organizer

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

You can conquer your kitchen clutter. Keeping your kitchen tidy and organized can be tough. As the heart of the home, it's often used for much more than food prep and eating -- it tends to be the primary gathering area for family activity.

10 Tips for Organizing Your House, Your Life

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 01.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Getting your home and space organized at the beginning of the year will help you move through the coming months with less stress, spend some time on your own well-being, focus on relationships, and achieve your other goals.

Are You Obsessed With Throwing Stuff Out? (or the Sociology of Anti-Hoarding)

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.05.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I share an illness with millions* of other Americans. And nobody is talking about it. And nobody is writing about it. But it's real; I am an anti-hoarder. I am a throw-outer.

25 Signs Your Home Has Way More Clutter Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Clutter. Organized chaos. A marvelous mess. Whatever you want to call it, the bottom line is that you've got way too much stuff. Sure, some things ...

Is Clutter Keeping You Up?

Van Winkle's | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Van Winkle's

A new study from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, found that those at risk for hoarding are more likely to have serious complaints about sleep. The new findings were presented at Sleep 2015, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

The Junk Drawer: Facing Down a Household Horror

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 11.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Junk drawers house an odd mix of the useful and the useless, the expensive and cheap, the urgent and the long forgotten, the one-time gadgets and the tools we use daily. And, really, there is nothing wrong with any of it. The question is: "Does your junk drawer work for you?"

One Daughter Is Turning Her Hoarding Parents' Belongings Into Beautiful Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

"Our house was always a little messy and chaotic," artist Stephanie Calvert explained. "Both my parents worked full time, and it was common to see sca...

Eliminate Morning Madness With the '3 C's'! Back to School Tips From Dorothy The Organizer

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Dorothy Breininger

Oversleeping, inappropriate outfits, no interest in breakfast, glued to the screen (computer, TV, phone, whatever), homework incomplete, field trip authorizations still to be signed, no mention of the cool hat for "Friday Hat Day" communicated, a tad grumpy and moving a bit too slow. Yes, it's up to you to get these adorable elves, called children, out the door, on time -- to school.

42,000 Pounds Of Trash Removed From Hawaii Home

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.04.2015 | Weird News

A court-ordered cleanup crew hauled away more than 42,000 pounds of trash from a woman's home last week in the Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawai...

Hoarders Can't Hoard Sleep, Study Shows

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science
Van Winkle's

All that stuff hoarders keep in their bedrooms may be keeping them from sleeping properly, aggravating the problems that fuel their hoarding in the fi...

You Should Probably Stop Watching Those Hoarding Shows

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

A recent episode of “Hoarders: Family Secrets” opens on an Ohio couple named Joyce and Wallace, who have been married for 31 years. They live in a...

Mummified Body Found In Alleged Hoarder's Home, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.06.2015 | Crime

The mummified body of an elderly woman was pulled from the home of a San Francisco woman that neighbors described as a hoarder on Saturday. ABC 7 ...

Rebranding Hoarding: Choice or Affliction?

Ceci Garrett | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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.

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?

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
TueNight

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...