Have you seen the television show The Hoarders? Many people who watch this show may feel that this is just a very few people who experience such things, and those people on that show are not exactly “normal.” Well, unfortunately, this is more normal than most people think. Hoarding is very closely related to obsessive compulsive disorder, and there are people who have rooms and buildings and storage sheds that are full of items of things that they may never see again (or know they even have to begin with).
Thankfully, there are places that know about this kind of situation and are willing to help. The International OCD Foundation: Hoarding Center has many different options: Journal Articles, Facebook Page, Research, Training, Assessments, and Resources such as Books, Videos, Links and more. There are Community Services as well, and very importantly, Help for Hoarding for those who need it the most.
By opening the crack of light on hoarding a little more, we can make a light shine on this, and get more help for those who need it.