Compulsive hoarding is the excessive acquisition of possessions (and failure to use or discard them), even if the items are worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary. Compulsive hoarding can be quite destructive as it is known to impair mobility and interfere with basic activities, including cooking, cleaning, showering, and sleeping.
A compulsive hoarder not only effects their own environment but they also affect their families and friends. Sadly, many get so they won’t let anyone into their homes because they are embarrassed. Some might be afraid that well-meaning people may pressurize them to discard items that they don’t want to.
People who are compulsive hoarders are ones who obtain a large quantity of items that they fail to use or discard in a timely fashion. These items usually have little or no value and eventually take over the living quarters. People with this disorder go beyond just having a messy room or home. The collection of things becomes so bad that it begins to obstruct the common use of the room or rooms as they are intended to be used.
What do people hoard?
• Clutter which can involve a variety of items that many other people consider to be useless.
• Books (a hoarder of books is suffering from bibliomania)
• Animals (which can cause health issues for both animals and humans)
• Digital files (photos, music, and useless files)
• Food in refrigerators and pantries
• Many have particular themes including Newspapers, magazines, clothes, craft materials, ornaments, toys, dolls, videos, technology, tools, home wares, information
• Any combination of the above
BVDF Homecare can arrange an appointment at your home with one of our co-ordinators to set up a one off blitz package to return your home to a safe and comfortable environment once the home is free from clutter our staff will transform your home with a deep clean.
Prices of deep clean and one off blitz packages will be available upon assessment of property. Call our office today for free consultation and advice. Tel: 01670 360927 08:30 till 17:00 or out of hours 07850 078 519. Alternatively email the Manager on email@example.com