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What It's Like Being 'Home-Less' For 18 Months After A Flood

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I hate to get into a game of semantics here, but I have been 'home'-less for the past 18 months.

Lost On Memory Lane

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Lisa Smith Molinari

As I trudged sniffling up our basement stairs, I realized that I didn't keep all those boxed basement relics for my kids, I kept them so I wouldn't forget. Regardless, High School Graduation, the monumental milestone that heralds adulthood and independent life, has a way of making the last 18 years unforgettable.

276 Dogs Rescued From A Single New Jersey Home

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.05.2016 | Crime

Nearly 300 dogs are recovering and will soon need homes following what authorities in New Jersey are calling “the worst hoarding case that we've eve...

Healed by the Junk King

Annie Pfeifer | Posted 04.30.2017 | Arts
Annie Pfeifer

Vince Hannemann, the eccentric creator of the "Cathedral of Junk" in Austin, Texas maintains that his enormous accumulation of "junk" grew out of the playful sculptures he built in his backyard as a child.

The Heartbreaking Reason A 14-Year-Old Has Never Had A Friend Over To His House

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Josh, 14, says he didn't know what a "normal" house was like until he had a sleepover at a friend's house when he was 10. That's when he realized that...

A Hoarder Lets Cameras Into Her Home (First Visitor In 14 Years)

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Kelli says she's living a "hoarding nightmare" in her house that's filled with receipts from over a decade ago, unopened expired boxes of cereal, hund...

5 Signs That Someone You Love May Be A Hoarder

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty

Smith College psychologist Randy Frost, an expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder and a pioneer in the field of compulsive hoarding, estimates there ...

8 Things Everyone Over 50 Can Toss Out While Spring Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.26.2016 | Fifty

Purging is good for the soul. Getting rid of stuff during the annual spring cleaning ritual makes us feel lighter, freer. Here are eight things anyone...

When Hoarding Becomes A Problem

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.04.2016 | HuffPost Home

You may live in a messier home than most people. You may keep piles of old receipts, struggle to clean out kitchen cabinets or have a shoe closet that...

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

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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.

Chicago: Where Peace in the Bowling World Was Reached in 1901

Whitny Braun | Posted 01.01.2017 | Chicago
Whitny Braun

One of the perks of being a pack rat is that an exercise as simple as sorting through a dusty drawer full of miscellaneous junk can turn you, ever so ...

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 12.10.2016 | 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.

Kids' Artwork Piling Up Already? DorothyTheOrganizer Is Here to Help

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 09.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Photo organization projects are the most thought-about, yet most procrastinated projects many people encounter. How do you tackle this assignment? Here's one strategy.

Trash, Treasure and Timing

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Lisa Smith Molinari

Thirty years ago, those treasures meant a lot to me, but somewhere along the way I threw them all out. Their time had ended.

Downsizing My Home and Discovering That I Am a Hoarder

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Since when does any human need 58 glass vases? Why did I find myself keeping that number of vases anyway? The answer to the second question is in the ridiculous amount of cabinet, storage and closet space I had in my home.

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...

Gutting & Renovating a Hoarder's House

Susan Fogwell | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Susan Fogwell

Purchasing a hoarder's house is not for everyone. If you plan on doing the Herculean task of cleaning out a "hoard," you should have a certain skill set, have cash and be physically capable of tackling a myriad of different jobs, among other things. And last but not least, you shouldn't mind getting your hands dirty.

9 Things To Stop Hoarding

PureWow | Posted 07.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
PureWow

We know what you're thinking: Someday soon, you'll host brunch for a dozen of your closest friends and be so thankful you have 12 mismatched mugs. No...

3 Very Good Reasons to Procrastinate This Summer

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dorothy Breininger

Summer time is a perfect time to attack those long-awaited projects, right? Well, we thought we wanted to do them but realize we need a break. Is there ever a time to say procrastination is not such a bad thing? Read on to find out.

My Boarder Got a Court Order to Sentence Me as a Hoarder!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

I have a female roommate in a spare room in my home (who is also a blogger) and she posted this image of pink razors (that was taken inside my personal bathroom) with her snarky caption!

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...

Secret-Chamber Coffee Table Hides Your Mess

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.29.2015 | HuffPost Home

That constant mess on your coffee table has officially found its match. The 4 Times coffee table, a pie-chart style contraption, brilliantly hides...

My Spring Cleaning: Clutter, an Old Bowl, and the Collyer Brothers

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Yourgrau

It's spring cleaning time. I leave off a moment with my bright yellow little vacuum in my kitchen, to reflect how far I've come since a couple of spring cleanings ago.