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A Secret Obsession: Local Conference Sheds Light On Hoarding And Cluttering

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.27.2012 | San Francisco

Spencer Harris was a hoarder. Outside, Harris, 74, lived a social and active life filled with friends, hobbies and vacations. But inside his Menlo...

PHOTOS: The 52-Foot Yacht They Will Soon Call Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Downsizing is more than just a popular midlife slogan for Ginger and Steve Penny. Recently, the pair -- both 61 -- decided to give up their 2,700-squa...

Is Your Mom Or Dad A Hoarder?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A 50-year-old businesswoman recently walked into her 83-year-old father's apartment and nearly passed out from what greeted her: stacks and stacks of papers, magazines, books -- "literally from the floor to the ceiling."

ABC Unveils Reality Show Hybrid Dancing with the Hoarders

James Napoli | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Entering its 14th of Dancing with the Stars, ABC has hitched its wagon to another popular reality TV phenomenon by presenting Dancing with the Hoarders.

A Shocking Discovery On The 'Hoarders' Season Finale

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

The season finale of "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E) followed Jeri Jo as she tried to deal with her obsessive hoarding. Although Jeri Jo could...

'Hoarders': Joanne's Love For Her Grandson Inspires Amazing Transformation

Posted 02.28.2012 | TV

On "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E) viewers were introduced to Joanne and her young grandson Cayden. Compulsive hoarder Joanne was Cayden's da...

Blasts From the Past

George Heymont | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-02-27-20111001unlikelytreasuresstephanie.jpg Anyone who visits garage sales, flea markets, or shops on eBay knows that there is hidden treasure to be found in recycling items that have gone out of fashion.

'Hoarders' House Transformed From Squalor To Beautiful

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

Jan's home experience prior to the introduction of "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E) into her life could optimistically be described as living in s...

WATCH: ASPCA Rescues 23 Dogs From Brooklyn Home With No Running Water

Posted 02.17.2012 | New York

23 dogs living in a home without running heat, water, or electricity were rescued in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn on Thursday after neighbors alerted auth...

Hoarding Dead Animals On 'Hoarders'

Posted 04.15.2012 | TV

Both featured stories on this week's "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E) were unlike any we'd seen before. Kathleen's hoarding was driven by the deat...

Barbara's Maggot-Infested Fridge On 'Hoarders'

Posted 02.07.2012 | TV

For at least one half of this week's episode, the show title could have been changed to "Horrors." Fred and Mary easily had the worst dust and cobweb ...

Joanne Has Suicidal Thoughts On 'Hoarders'

Posted 04.01.2012 | TV

Dr. Robin Zasio has dealt with a lot of different people struggling with various mental illnesses during her time on "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive' Sneak Peek Exclusive: Rotting Meat Hurts A Marriage (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 01.27.2012 | TV

Would you invite friends over if your parents were both hoarders? We've got an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming episode of "Hoarding: Buried Al...

Childhood Abuse Led To Adult Hoarding For Carrie

Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

There are many reasons people hoard, but in Carrie's caase on "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E), her illness stemmed from a sense of worthlessness ...

Teke Wiggin

Hamster 'Hoarder' Surrenders 94 Pets

HuffingtonPost.com | Teke Wiggin | Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

(AOL Real Estate) He bought just two of the furry critters. A year and a half later there were more than 90 of them, living in fishbowls and Tupperwar...

'Hoarders': Is Mary's Cluttered House Making Her Sick?

Posted 01.17.2012 | TV

On "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E) Mary acknowledged that the cluttered way she was living wasn't safe. And then she had a very close call. Af...

Richard Reveals Long-Held Secret On 'Hoarders'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

People hoard for all different kinds of reasons, but often it is because of emotional trouble or trauma they are suffering. For Richard on the latest ...

'Hoarding' House Is Potential Death Trap Full Of Rats And Fire Hazards

Posted 01.09.2012 | TV

Hsi Ming's daughter fears that her mom's house is a potential death trap, and as Hsi Ming gave a tour of the over-stuffed, filthy home on "Hoarding: B...

Dr. Chibaud Breaks Up Sister Fight On 'Hoarders'

Posted 03.04.2012 | TV

It was another double-dose of reasons to clean house with the season premiere of "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E). Linda was one of the people fea...

What To Watch This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 01.03.2012 | TV

The winter TV drought is over! A whole crop of new shows are premiering this week and many more new and old favorites are back from hiatus. Whatever y...

Stuff We Don't Need: What's The Point?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.24.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Between gifts and post-holiday blow-out sales, the list of stuff we really, truly don't need will burgeon. And even though we can live without half of it (if not way more), it seems there's something about stuff--sheer stuff -- that rivets us.

20 Cats Killed In Home Of Alleged Hoarder

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

PASSAIC, N.J. -- A fire in the home of a New Jersey hoarder has killed 20 cats and injured 11 firefighters, most of them from throwing piles of heavy ...

Death by Tchotchke

Susan Orlins | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty
Susan Orlins

There would be irony in getting snuffed out by my stuff, since one of my biggest worries happens to be that I'll drop dead and my children will have the burden of sorting through everything.

WATCH: The Creepiest Cat Video We've Ever Seen

Posted 12.11.2011 | Comedy

We'll get to the cats in a moment, but first, we have a bigger viral video issue to deal with: the lack of proper attire, i.e. any attire at all. ...

It's Easy to Hate Animal Hoarders

David Mizejewski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

The recent success of several television shows dealing with the issue of hoarding is due to what I call the train-wreck effect. Getting to go behind the veil into the homes of people with extreme hoarding behavior is like looking at a horrible accident: it's traumatizing to see but you just can't look away.