I was asked, a LONG, LONG, LONG time ago, to invest in a tv program showing So, I went to acouple of hoarding places as provided by would be tv producers. In one episode, I discovered that the man that was the hoarder, was not the real hoarder, but the father. And, I was doubtful about the situation because there was no dust on any of the items. Hoarding, for years, requires dust. The walls were not that bad and the carpet had no stains. So, I phoned around to see if any carpet companies had recently placed down carpet and voila, the addresses matched. Now, I am not complaining, I know that there are am a superintendent. Also, recently, my in-laws went into an apartment at age 89 and the family & friends went and emptied their house to be sold. My mother-in-law hoarded clothes (from the 50's on) & my father-in-law filled his whole double garage with vacuums from the 50's on. He was so upset but now they are settling down with some resentment to "where did everything I think it has to do with the war & depression when people lost everything and had no jobs nor money. I think hoarders are hanging because of fear of having everything taken away and these "things are still
I think that it is a must to take a hoarder to a third world country to show them how much good GIVING AWAY their unused things could do for this world if they were to contribute to charities. I was hoarding, a little, Size 9 garments that I really had good memories I finally cut them down to a four by four inch square for a memory blanket. I am now size 15. One of the episodes I was to invest in presented a hoarder but when I did research he actually had a permit for a junk yard. He sung the American national anthem when asked but it was presented on tv as his own idea. Nasty! We have to be careful when removing things that we are not breaking the law and the only people that can issue a warrent, or whatever, is the next of kin, with proof of dna kinship. I told a tenant recently to put all his boxes behind his coach as it presents a fire hazard but truth be told, I am not allowed to police a tenant as long as their is a walking lane. So, be careful. One knows when the time is right to unload with kindness and firmness. My in law was upset because all of his business receipts had been thrown out by my husband and his other sons and I collected what was remained and placed them into files marked, 1979, etc. It was reassuring to him that he had them just in case the government was to do an Revenue Canada audit. One needs to do some compromising.