A new article on the Huffington Post recently caused me to think more about the phenomenon known as "hoarding." You may have seen the shows on TV detailing this obesession, one where individuals develop a compulsion to stack their homes full of as many items as possible, often to the point of losing control of sanitation, safety, and sometimes destroying the house itself.
Brain scans of individuals with hoarding disorder are now showing that, indeed, the brains of these individuals are drastically different than those of normal individuals. And a movement is now underway in the medical community to classify this condition as a medical illness.
Of course, there are many differing levels of this psychological tendency to hoard items. Just because someone has a tendency to collect a large number of items does not mean - necessarily - that they are a hoarder. Some folks just like to collect items and occasionally, those collections can begin to meander out of control.
As an Indianapolis senior move manager, one of my jobs is to help individuals of all types - seniors and otherwise - to organize and de-clutter their homes. That may be part of a move from one place to another or simply a redesign of current living space and organization of items into a more cohesive and manageable state. From digitizing photographs to organizing closets and boxing items for a move to storage, I've seen first-hand how difficult it is for some people to allow their items to become more strategically placed.
Let me once again - unequivocally - state that I am not implying that you are a hoarder just because your home or workspace in Indiana is excessively cluttered. Nothing could be further from the truth. But a professional organizer like me - a senior move expert - can be very helpful in casting a seasoned eye across a home and decades of possessions that could be easily re-organized for a clutter-free, less-stress type of lifestyle.
Whether you live in Brownsburg, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers or anywhere within a 90-minute radius of Indianapolis, I'd love to provide an assessment of how my company, Yellow Tag Household Sales, can help to organize your life. And, if you have a loved one who you fear may be spiraling downward into the obsession of hoarding, please contact me to discuss a multitude of ways in which I and other professionals may be of assistance.