The Obsessive Hoarder

Fight the clutter! Read on for signs of hoarding behavior, ways to tame your inner clutterbug, what you can do to help someone with too much junk, and more.

Is There a Hoarder in Your Life?

By Meredith Resnick L.C.S.W.

The impulse is to get a dump truck in the house and toss everything.

Keeping the Clutter

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.

Demystifying hoarding

Can You Be a Hoarder Without Hoarding?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.

Are there links between hoarding and compulsive discarding?

4 Signs that You're an Extreme Collector

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Collecting vs. hoarding: Where to draw the line?

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Five Ways to Help a Hoarder

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