7 Ways to Combat Your Hoarding Problem
May 13, 2022
Not many realize that hoarding is a mental health concern. It’s not just hoarders who want to buy anything that crosses their way; it’s that they can’t control the hoarding habit. Why would someone want to be a hoarder when its psychological effects have a harmful and damaging impact on someone’s life? Those who hoard keep anything just like the behavior of hoarding, even if the object does not necessarily give them any sentimental value. Even if they can’t afford to hoard, they find ways to collect anything that catches their attention. It’s an obsession that if they could control, they would drop at any time. What’s even more difficult is that when they’ve accumulated a gargantuan pile of nonsense objects at home, they still can’t muster the energy or the courage to let them go. It’s difficult for them to throw away objects that they own which makes decluttering an overwhelming chore for them. The International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation says that there is an approximately 2 to 6 percent of the American population that lives with a hoarding disorder. 1 out of every 20 individuals may have hoarding qualities and go undiagnosed. But like any mental condition that seems too difficult to address, there are ways on how one can overcome the tendency to hoard objects. We have listed down tips below for those hoarders who want to put an end to their hoarding habit. Hopefully, the more you do these steps, the more it’s easier for you to refuse to hoard!