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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.

Clutter

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.

Serial Hoarders Kept 31 Dying Cats, Dog And Disabled Son

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

Elisha and Leah Waller, two Georgia sisters, were arrested Wednesday after authorities found 31 dying cats, a dog and a disabled man hoarded in a filt...

Meet A Hoarder Who Can't Stop Shopping

Christina Anderson | Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Christina Anderson

My mom is a hoarder. And now I'm becoming one, too.

HOARDERS ONLY: The Strangest Craigslist Post We've Seen Yet

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.10.2013 | San Francisco

"Normies just don't understand." Or so say an alleged group of San Francisco hoarders looking to rent out a room in their Treasure Island apartment...

Couple Locks 'Hoarders' Crew Out Of Their House

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

BG and Lee were featured on the latest episode of "Hoarders," and their problem was threatening to destroy their marriage. They barely communicated un...

Reformed Hoarder: 'The Piles Just Grew'

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Judi Manuel, a reformed hoarder, joined Nancy Redd on HuffPost Live Monday to discuss her past as a hoarder. "I felt like I had something if I had...

Why Black Friday Is Tough For Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty

Black Friday comes with its own set of challenges for hoarders, according to Dr. David F. Tolin, author of "Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive A...

'Hoarders': Woman Burns Through $450K Inheritance

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

Susan was a definite candidate for "Hoarders," but she also suffered from an extreme shopping addiction. After her father's death, she got a $450,000 ...

'Hoarders': Suicide Attempt During Filming

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.23.2012 | TV

Things took a very dangerous turn on the latest episode of "Hoarders." Dr. Robin Zasio, one of the show's psychologists, and a clean-up crew were on-h...

What Did One Expert Declare 'The Grossest Thing Ever' On 'Hoarders'?

Posted 10.09.2012 | TV

The mess that cleaning expert Matt Paxton helped tackle on this week's "Hoarders" was so severe that he tweeted, "had to take a mental break after thi...

Tragedy Underscores The Dangers Of Elderly Hoarding

Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty

A tragic fire earlier this week in Greenwich, Conn. that killed a 42-year-old-man and left his 69-year-old mother in critical condition in a burn unit...

Tut and Mitt

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Hayden Bixby

If he had lived a fuller life (and if the time/space continuum could accommodate such a scenario), would he have only flown coach and insisted on do-it-yourself pyramid-repair projects at Home Depot on the weekends?

'Hoarders': Sister Wants To Hurt Her Brother

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

The ugly reality is that mental illness can tear families apart. Especially if the condition goes undiagnosed and misunderstood. On the latest install...

'Hoarders': Ruth Lost A Husband And Two Sons

Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

There is often loss and tragedy at the heart of the problem on "Hoarders," but Ruth's story was perhaps one of the most heartbreaking of the entire se...