Tag Archives: hoarding

Back in the Saddle

Wow. I can’t believe it’s been almost eight months since my last post. No, I haven’t given up on the hoard or my parents. I’ve just had several situations come up in recent months that demanded my attention. Everything else, … Continue reading

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Cleared an End Table and a Bookshelf

I was not surprised at the sight greeting me in my parents’ living room Saturday morning. The couch was cleaned off. However, Mom had simply picked everything off the couch and put it on the floor in front of her … Continue reading

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Cleared Space by Loveseat

I spotted the spider as soon as I opened the bag. “At least it’s smaller than the ones the glue cards have been catching,” I thought to myself. “Dad…spider,” I stated, and he jumped up from his recliner and came … Continue reading

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Papers, Papers, Everywhere

I finally made it back to the hoard again! However, I only worked about five hours yesterday and two hours today. I spent the majority of that seven hours sorting through papers. I emptied out a plastic storage bin to … Continue reading

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They’re Cleaning!

“I cleared out a space by the recliner,” Mom told me excitedly on the phone last night. She is continuing to work on the living room and is still motivated by the thought of being able to paint this summer. … Continue reading

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One Drawer Cleanup and a Spider

There was a spider in my parents bathtub this morning. A big, ugly black spider. My dad killed it, and I’m trying not to think about the fact that it could have climbed into bed with me last night instead … Continue reading

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It’s All Too Much: A Hoarder’s Resource

It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh is one of my all-time favorite books about cleaning things out and organizing. Okay, so it’s actually one of my favorite books, period. I really miss his show, “Clean Sweep.” I used to … Continue reading

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My Hoarding Blogroll

My work schedule hasn’t allowed me the flexibility to visit my parents for the last few weeks, and it will be a few weeks before it improves, so I’ve been combing the internet searching for blogs by hoarders and children … Continue reading

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Hoarding Medicine and Cleaners

Today I was able to finish the kitchen cabinets. In the cabinet above the microwave, medicines, bandaids, and first aid essentials were spilling out. It took a couple of hours to sort through the medicines and black out my parents … Continue reading

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Compulsive Acquiring and Saving

Tonight I went to a community class titled “Loved Ones Who Hoard: Guidelines for Family and Friends.” Jan Hulme Shepard, the speaker for the class, is on her own journey to release clutter and stop hoarding. She believes that the … Continue reading

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