Hoarding In The News Media
Francisco Bay Area Internet Guide for Extreme Hoarding Behavior
Supported by Peninsula Community Services, Inc
A well written, insightful, personal
account of a man's hoarding problem over the years.
MACLEANS.CA, June 14,
Are the fit tidier?...Many pack rats are overweight
by Kathy Gulli
"Next, researchers need to find out if it’s a personality
trait that makes the same people
who keep a clean house more likely to be physically
active, or if there’s another explanation."
Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Australia, June 13, 2010
Councils will help serial hoarders
"Willoughby City Council has engaged
Macquarie University to run a clinical study to treat
severe hoarding issues. Willoughby Mayor Pat Reilly said
the program would give therapy to severe hoarders"
June 13, 2010
Hoarders dig out from under an obsession
Cape Cod Times
"Responding to a routine call about an
deputy fire chief found himself navigating
path walled with boxes." The basement was filled
from the floor to the ceiling," he recalled. His
upset the precarious balance of containers filled with
clothing and auto parts, which toppled over onto him." "
Sun.com, June 7, 2010
Hoarders Find Help in Support
by Kristie Brownlee
"Over soup and sandwiches, Edmonton
seniors meet to talk about the overwhelming piles
of junk in their homes that has taken over their lives. The
lunch group is part of a support program,
only the second of its kind in
compulsive hoarders who are sometimes in so deep they
ABC 7 News, Denver
June 3, 2010
Risk For Denver Firefighters
Recent cases illustrate the
problem. Article and Video
If you think you may be living near a
potential fire risk, call..........."
May 25, 2010
Couple Rescued near
death from mounds of debris in home
Cleveland.com, May 15, 2010
Hoarders leave behind disturbing mess for families to clean up
By Jill Sell
Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2010
to Estimate the Value of Donated Items
By Tom Herman
" Consider donating old clothes,
furniture, golf clubs and other household items to your favorite
These noncash donations, as tax professionals refer to them, can help
trim your tax bill -- as long as you itemize
your deductions. But valuing those donations can be surprisingly
The Week.com, May 7, 2010
The last word: The hidden beauty
Excerpted from STUFF: Compulsive Hoarding
and the Meaning of Things
by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.
Copyright © 2010 by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.
boston.com, May 5, 2010
Review of "Stuff": Gripping case studies of compulsive
By Ethan Gilsdorf
TIME.com, April 26, 2010
Hoarding: How Collecting Stuff Can Destroy Your Life
by Kayla Webley
"In their new book Stuff:
Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Randy Frost, a
Smith College and co-author Gail Steketee, dean at Boston
University's School of Social Work, debunk the
myths behind the phenomenon. Frost spoke to TIME about the sometimes
dangerous power of possessions'
Milwaukee,WI, April 26, 2010
McDaniel, owner of Action Organizing Services in Cedarburg, does not
He knows that for some people, a compulsion to accumulate possessions
gets way out of hand.
" This includes tips on how to help the hoarder.
salon.com books, April 25, 2010
"Stuff": The psychology of
"Their love of stuff made their homes
unlivable. An expert offers insight -- and
horror stories "
" but "Stuff" is worth reading not only
because of the authors' authority on the subject, but also
because of its elegant prose, and its nuanced and well-researched take
on the subject."
Denver Post.com, April 23, 2010
De-Clutter to Create Space for a Life Well-Lived
By Doni Luckutt
" Somehow it's easier to think, to
breathe, to function in an environment devoid of chaos than one
rampant with strife. "
New York Times.com,
April 19, 2010
by Rick Marin
Salon.com, April 10, 2010
How Hoarding Shows Cured My
by Heath Havrelesky
"The tragic spectacle of mountains of
junk made me finally throw out a decade's worth of old stuff"
NPR Radio, April 10, 2010
For Hoarders, The Mess
Begins In The Mind
by Patti Neighmond
Pest Control Technology On Line Magazine,
Johnson Pest Control’s Murphy Volunteers Time and Labor to Unclutter
Branch Manager Jimmie Murphy came to the aid of an elderly
Pigeon Forge, Tenn., who had been living in deplorable conditions.
NPR/VIDEO April 5, 2010
The Mess Begins In The Mind
" At the University of California, San Diego Department of
Psychiatry, psychologist Catherine Ayers
specializes in anxiety disorders and late-life hoarding. She's
researching treatments for older hoarders.
Right now, she's using a form of behavior therapy and cognitive
remediation that focuses on building
concrete skills. Ayers says classic cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
- therapy based on the idea that our
thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors - doesn't work well with
older adults who hoard. In large part,
that's because CBT relies on abstract thinking, which can be
difficult for seniors, especially those with certain
mental deficits. So in therapy, Ayers
focuses on concrete skill building. "We're teaching people how
how to prioritize, how to do basic to-do lists, how to use a
calendar, how to do problem solving"
Associated Content, April 5, 2010
Hoarding: A Pack Rat Lifestyle that
Can Get Out of Control
by Gabrielle Rice
"According to Dr. Ayers, CBT does not work
well for older hoarders. This therapy relies on abstract thinking that is
difficult for seniors, especially those with mental deficiencies. So, Dr
Ayers focuses on concrete skill building for her
patients. She teaches them how to plan, prioritize, create basic to-do
lists, how to use a calendar, and basic problem
solving....Dr. Ayers consistently practice organizational skills with her
patients. She assists them in asking appropriate
questions about the practical value and use of various items. By
constantly discussing how to sort through items, Ayers
says, patients not only learn decision making skills about items they
hoard, but also learn how to tolerate the distress
of getting rid of them."
KQED.org, April 4, 2010
For Hoarders, The Mess Begins In The Mind
by Patti Neighmond
March 30, 2010
What Quirk of the Brain Turns
New York Times, March 26, 2010
Shortcuts- Willpower, and Maybe a Camera, to
Get Rid of Your Unused Junk
By Alina Tugen
"For hoarders, “the clutter interferes with their ability to live —
to sit at a kitchen table or to use
the bedroom or have people over, because they’re afraid someone
might touch their stuff,” Professor Frost said.
“Hoarders collect to have the experience of life without really
experiencing it.” Professor Frost, who has appeared
as a therapist on the TLC program, “Hoarding:
said that although we might assume that
hoarding was the result of a materialistic society, that was
not necessarily true. “We see this disorder across cultures.
” ....While there are different approaches and degrees of difficulty
in helping the simple clutterbug versus the
compulsive hoarder, one thing is true for them both: it is
unlikely that a huge one-time cleanup and overhaul is going
to be successful without a follow-up."
The Pittsburgh Channel.com, March
NorthSide Fire Sends Row
Houses Up In Smoke,
"Firefighters say clutter made
fighting flames more difficult...
.... And they had a very
difficult time getting around in the building.
Plus there was a significantly
larger fire load than we normally find
in a person's house," said Deputy
Fire Chief Frank Large."
Times.com, San Angelo,Texas, March 18, 2010
Indiana Man Cleans Up After
Years of Hoarding
South Bend, Ind.(AP) Taddeucci, the organizer, said "a lot
of his attachment was sentimental. If he threw something away,
he threw a memory away. "But you're learning now," she told Curlee,
"what's important. Because when everything's important,
nothing can be important. It all gets lumped together."The show made
"after-care" funds available for continued
from Taddeucci, as well as counseling, should Curlee decide to take
advantage of it. A handful of repairs will also be done around his
March 17, 2010
Pictures: Most extreme hoarding
New Straits Times, Malaysia, March
OFFBEAT: There's a hoarder in
most of us
PE.com, March 12,2010
Brothers Loose Home
by Leslie Parrilla
"...If you ask the brothers, they would
say they did everything they could.
But critics say they brought the
situation upon themselves while
others say the men with hoarding behavior
were vulnerable in a system
that doesn't guarantee
mental health advocates. ..."
Central.com, March 10, 2010
People with disorder fill life
with anxiety, stuff ( The
Ottawa Herald, Kan)
" The following tells the story of Faith,
a woman with an
obsessive compulsive disorder known as hoarding. .."
March 8, 2010
The determined hoarder versus
by Liz Wicken
SignOnSanDiego.com, San Diego, CA, March 6, 2010
Conference shines a light on
By Jennifer Davies
"This is not a decision, it’s a disease,”
he told an audience of social workers, professional organizers,
code enforcers and others at the first
San Diego Hoarding
Conference yesterday in Balboa Park.....
The conference was put on by the San Diego Hoarding Collaborative, which
was formed in August as
a way to deal with chronic hoarders and their effects on families,
neighbors and the community......
Sanjaya Saxena, director of
disorders program, said even if only 3
percent of the population were considered
that would mean 8 million
people in the United States suffer from it — making it far more
affects an estimated 2.2 million U.S. citizens."
ABC News.com, March 3, 2010
Hoarders Fill Rooms With Trash, Clutter, Worse
Crews that help hoarders Clean Up describe condition some trace to mental
By NEAL KARLINSKY and ELOISE HARPER
The Herald.com, Monterrey County, CA, March1, 2010
by Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate, Trust Officer
Liza Horvath: Hoarder may need help from family
Smith College Sophian, February, 4/2010
Professors exploration of
hoarding garners attention.
" "Hoarding has attracted
considerable popular attention lately, thanks to a spate of national
and shows such as A&E's
Hoarders. While these television shows do help increase the
visibility of the problem,
according to Frost they can also act as a double-edged sword.
"They do point out that, yeah, this is a real problem, and it's not just
people who are a little bit messy,
and it's not just people who are lazy. It points out the fact that by
and large they have no control over
this and it's very hard for them to get through this," Frost said. "The
difficulty is that they don't explain much
about the phenomena and they approach it in an unrealistic way. To show
up at someone's home with a
1-800 'Got Junk' truck and expect a lasting kind of change to happen
over a very short time is unrealistic." "
Central.com, February 1, 2010
A Clinical Look at
Hoarding with A&E Television Psychologist Suzanne Chabaud
Clinical psychologist Suzanne Chabaud, Ph.D., works with families
featured on the television
to help them understand hoarding and get on the
road to recovery. She talks with BHC today for an insightful look
Florida January 28, 2010
"Couple rebuffed offer of clean up"
By Don Crinklaw Forum Publishing Group
"The problem goes back 15 [or] 20 years,"
City Attorney Harry Stewart told commissioners on Jan. 6.
If they give the Dunsfords two months, Stewart said, "we'll be right
back here in [another] two months."
Hoarders get mired in clutter, unhealthy living environments
by Jessica Bliss
..."Hoarders may also find a profuse sense of usefulness in
odds and ends, like saving a gum
wrapper to use as note paper.
"Hoarders have an inflated understanding of the items' importance,"
Dr. James Walker, director of forensic services at
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
underlying problem is they are telling themselves how
dreadfully important hanging
onto this is and the disastrous
consequences of letting it go.""
New York Times,The New Old Age, January 23, 2010
When It Isn't Just Clutter
by Paula Span
"Suggest that you clear away the clutter,
as adult children often do, and a hoarder (elder)will come up with
litany of reasons to refuse: He is going to get around to reading
those papers one day. The mess doesn’t
bother him, so why should it
bother you? It’s his home, so back off. “Hoarders are
very resistant to an offer
to help,” Dr. Wetherell said. “And very resentful if you try to do
anything behind their backs.”"
Lowell Sun.com, Mass., January 11, 2010
Hoarders Fight Battle of Grime
by Jennifer Meyers
"Hoarding was thought to be a component
of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
but a recent study conducted by the New
England Hoarding Consortium revealed that
only about 17 percent of hoarders suffer
from OCD. However, 58 percent were shown
to suffer from Major Depressive Disorder.
Additionally, 20 percent of hoarders, compared
to 4 percent of those with OCD and 3
percent of a sampling from the general population
suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder, leading researchers to link
hoarding with decision-making difficulties."
& See the following for more
information, page 3:
Boston globe, Boston, Mass,
When clutter turns to crisis
"Hoarders’ private problems can become a
public nuisance, putting neighbors and firefighters
at risk and
down property values. Now several Massachusetts cities and towns have
decided it’s time to get involved."
by Stephanie Schorow
Pop.com, January 5,
Hoarders, beware: Homeowner's insurance could
by Lita Epstein
University of Kentucky, January 4, 2010
Bugs on Hoarders
Canadian Press 2010
Illinois, January 2, 2010
Clear clutter save cash
by Sharon Harvey Rosenberg, McClatchy
The Herald Dispatch, Huntington West
Virginia, December 30, 2009
Diane Mufson: Collecting
'stuff' has become an
Slate.com, December 18, 2009
The Wrong Stuff
by Troy Patterson
A terrifying show about compulsive hoarders
New York Time.com December 17, 2009
by Rob Walker
Psychologist Suzanne Chabaud on Why People Hoard and How To Spot
by Sharon Knolle
Winnepeg Free Press.com December 3, 2009
One Man Dead In Elmwood Fire
by Aldo Santin
La Fourche Parish, Louisiana,
Hoarding Disorder Get
Prime Time Treatment. Hoarder found dead in Jacksonville, Fla.
by Tamara Lush, AP Writer
Wall Street Journal,
November 17, 2009
Fires and Free cycle
by Melinda Beck
people have to realize is that it is exceptionally difficult to perform
any kind of effective search or rescue during
a fire in one of these "Collyers" houses (named for the Collyer
brothers, notorious New York hoarders who died in
their cluttered home in 1948). Grandma, grandpa are going to die, likely
of smoke inhalation, while we try to find them. —J.B
Fox41.com, Louisville, KY, November 15, 2009
Hoarders Home Reborn
Albany New York, November 10, 2009
When hoarders hurt their children
by Naomi Seldin
"Compulsive hoarders may be able to hide
their behavior from the outside world.
But home can be a place of pain for those around them, especially children."
San Francicisco Chronicle,
Pg. E 1, SFGate, November
Hoarding Conference in
by June Bell
khou.com, Houston TX, October 30, 2009
Hoarders in Houston: One mans trash is
another man's treasure.
by Jeff McShann
This includes a Video Channel 11 News Clip of
NewsOk October 25, 2009
Hoarder Problem Growing in
by Michael McNutt
On Line News, Wall Street Journal, Health
Journal, October 20,2009
Savers: Helping the Hoarders
by Melinda Beck
Listen to 7
minute interview with Dr. Randy Frost
sacbee.com October 18, 2009
Hoarding is coming out of hiding
by Cynthia Hubert
by Dale O'Leary
blogs, greed and temptations.Christian look at
StJoeNews.net, MO, September 27, 2009
Is down economy producing
"People accumulate stuff for a variety of reasons
... that most people who hoard
are also isolated in terms of family, friends and
They substitute things for people. It provides them with a
sense of security to have all this stuff,
just like having another person can provide you with a
sense of security,” Dr. Taylor said.. "
September 21, 2009
When too many becomes too
much: Q& A with
Professional Organizer Geralin Thomas of A & E's 'Hoarders'.
Buffalo News, September
his magic in tale of blue blood who died in squalor
by Ann Neville, Book
Health.Net; Mental Health Net Blogs, September
By David Van Nuys, PhD.
An Interview with Gail
Steketee,PhD, on Hoarding and OCD(Oabsessive
Washington Post Review September
The Collyer Brothers: A
by Michael Dirda
About E.L. Doctorow's new book
Homer & Langley
The Daily Telegraph, September 3,
Left to Fester in Filth-The
world of Hoarders
by Xanthe Kleinig
"It is such a widespread problem. I
think everyone is aware of someone in their neighbourhood
who collects things or has excess
goods on their front veranda," "Sydney University study found
one in every 1000 elderly people
live in severe domestic squalor."
Isthmus Daily Page, Madison, WI, August 28, 2009
Madison Inspectors Help
Hoarders Clean Up
by Bill Leuders
Billings Gazette, July 30, 2009
Fire in junk-filled house apparently ends
code enforcement battle
by Ed Kemmick
Shopacolic died under purchases
"...the bungalow was so crammed with purchases it took five
visits to the house before she was found."
Daily News Bronx, May 3, 2009
Service Cleans out hoarders' .. homes
by Ben Piven
AOL Health, 2009
Hoarder vs Pack RatOverview of how much clutter is too
guardian.co.uk, March 28, 2009
No Way Out
They pile up
their stuff to the point of fire danger and rat infestation.
A task force is taking on this nearly insurmountable problem.
Psychology Today, March 18, 2009
Field Guide to the Pack Rat:
by Elizabeth Svoboda
KansasCity.com February 11, 2009
hoard festival; Packrats celebrate their collections -- until they get
in the way of living
by Eric Adler, The Kansas City
New Blog/Comments on Hoarding
/Metropolitan Boston Housing Project February 13, 2009
Hoarding and Housing Part
1 and Part 2
Accommodation in housing for a
hoarder under the civil rights Fair Housing Act and as well as
a workable plan to help, the property manager, the landlord, and
Interesting article on a common
McClatchy Newspapers , January 17, 2009
Self Proclaimed Clutterer can't
throw anything away away
The Salem News On Line, January 17, 2009
Task Force Helps Hoarders
by Susan Flynn
Good article on the effect of a task
force on the community
Daily Gleaner.com, Canada January 2, 2009
Mental health experts look at
by Lisa Cornwell for the AP
Hoarding is a big concern for fire officials, said Capt.
William Long of the Cincinnati Fire Department.
"We've had people die because buildings have been so packed with things
that they couldn't get out,
and it puts firefighters and neighbors in danger," Long said.
American Public Media-Weekend America-
November 29, 2008
The Tragedy of Stuff,
Local -12.com, Cincinnati Ohio, November 14, 2008
Help For Those Who Hoard
Video of a hoarding related fire in
Lawrence, Kansas -Lawrence Journal
October 13, 2008
When a pack rat
by Sarah Henning
Some cities, including Topeka,
Kansas City suburbs have task forces
devoted to the problem of hoarding. Lawrence doesn’t have a task
force, but Jocelyn Lyons,
management team leader for the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging,
says that her group has
discussed starting a task force for Douglas County.
September 3rd, 2008 by Betty Louise & Leslie Ameel
Back to School: De-Clutter and Get Organized Inside Out
Desert News, Salt Lake City August
Can't buy me love — Define
emotions, spiritual life before you declutter
By Susan Whitney
Ozarks FIRST.com, Pleasant Hope, MO. August 13, 2008
Article and Video re 363 Animals, 6 Kids and 12 Trailers
Kansas City Hoarding Conference
August 8, 2008
Psychiatric News June 6,
Psychiatr News 2008 43: 35-a-41
Does Hoarding Cross Line Into Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
by Aaron Levin
Hoarding may be a psychiatric symptom, but is it just one part
of obsessive-compulsive disorder or does it stand alone?
St Clair County Journal,
Collinsville, Illinois - June 9, 2008
Recidivism high among animal hoarders
by Aaron Sudholt
A Swansea woman arrested last month on an outstanding traffic warrant was
29 animals in the van she lived in, police say.
The Daily News Tribune, April 8, 2008
Messiness can be harmless, but hoarding
can be a sign of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder
For The Patriot Ledger By Gabrielle Gurley
Kristen Gerencher's health blog
notes this commentary after an interview with the SFMHA Director.
New York Post.com, May, 2007
Hoard House Tragedy -
Elderly Couple Dead in Fire On
by John Doyle
GateHouse News Service,Reading,
MA, May 31, 2007
By Dan O'Leary, The Senior Advocate
My good friend’s house is extremely cluttered. I’m not sure if she would be
classified as a hoarder,
but she definitely has a problem. Do you have any suggestions on how I might
Comments and information
By Fred Penzel,PhD
ELDERLY COUPLE DEAD IN L.I. FIRE, May 13, 2007
By JOHN DOYLE
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_Yk9xBGjqtjwvBPOHM3RbAL#ixzz1NPK25OiA
News & World Report, May 4, 2007.
Compulsive Hoarding -Not
all obsessive compulsive disorders are the same
By Helen Fields 8/31/04
Discusses Saxena research
News, May 4, 2007
Mystery :Compulsive Hoarders
The Herald - Glasgow, Scotland,UK,
May 3, 2007
this straight: it’s painful viewing
By David Belcher
A review of a British TV show on Compulsive Hoarding
"It's usually a terribly private condition, hoarding. Self-isolating loneliness;
the valuing of property over people. A suit of armour; ..."
Globe Staff Boston.com / News Boston Globe, April 2, 2007
By Carey Goldberg,
Be sure to click on
- How cluttered is your living space and Give a number to your space.
Reference to Buried in Treasures by Tolin, Frost and Steketee
March 16, 2007
wins out in tug of war with 'hoarders'
Am J Psychiatry 164:380-384,
Is Compulsive Hoarding a Genetically and Neurobiologically Discrete Syndrome?
Implications for Diagnostic Classification
Reader's Digest, March 2007
The Hoarding Syndrome -- When Clutter Goes Out Of Control.
By Deborah Branscum
is normal. Sometimes, though, it can go too far.
The Mid Week News/Northern Illinois, January 13, 2007
Services look for warning signs of self neglect
By Diane Strand
Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007
By David Dudley
Comprehensive article on cleaning out as the older generation is faced with
moving to smaller quarters.
References Jeanne Smith Professional organizer in the Greater SF Bay Area and
description of problematic cluttering.
ABC News, Jan 18, 2007
Squalor Syndrome: Living Happily Among, Cat, Fleas and Filth
Susan Donaldson James
Hoarding occurs in about 1 to 2 percent of the population, according to Randy
Frost, a psychology
professor at Smith
who wrote "Buried Treasures," a self-help book for hoarders.
About 10 percent of hoarders display the rarer Diogenes syndrome.
ABC News, January 16, 2007
Medical Mystery : Compulsive Hoarding
By Cecile Bouchardeau
A Psychological Compulsion to Save Everything, Even When It Ruins Your Life
See Prime Time: Medical Mysteries
Deseret Morning News,
December 18, 2006
Hoarders just can't let go. Fear of loss may drive those with disorder to shop
Post, December 15, 2006
Hoarding could mean OCD
"Our son, almost 9, sometimes falls to pieces when we throw away..."
Argus, Sussex,UK, November 27, 2006
Hoarder Ruth Addicott
frees herself of her junk,
The Free Lance-Star,
November 5, 2006
junk out of your house now, or realize others will be grumbling at
Orange County Register, October 25, 2006
Grabbing hoarding by the horns
By Frank Mickadeit,editor and daily columnist
More on Task Forces on Hoarding
October 24, 2006
SRI medication effective in treating compulsive hoarding patients
paper published on-line in advance of publication in the Journal of Psychiatric
Sanjaya Saxena, M.D.,
Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
of California, San Diego (UCSD)
School of Medicine, reports the surprising
finding that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) medication, paroxetine,
treating patients with compulsive hoarding syndrome.
Social Work Today, Vol.
6 No.3 P.27 May/June, 2006
Inside the World of the Compulsive Hoarder
by by Mathew Robb, MSW, LCSW-C
It's not just a matter of excessive collecting—compulsive hoarding
can be a life-threatening behavior.
See Web MD article May 27,
created chaos in your life? Are you unwilling to throw anything away?
call collecting may actually be hoarding.
salon.com, May 24,2006
By Cary Tennis
My wife is a compulsive hoarder.
MSNBC Story, February 2006
contributor Dr. Gail Saltz tells a wife that her husband may not be a slob,
suffering from a mental illness.
Can I stop my
husband from hoarding junk? - Today: Relationships ...
Hoarders Can't Throw Things Away"
2005; Page VA20
"Stockpiling Run Rampant"
Discover Magazine, on line, October, 2004
The Psychology of . . . Hoarding
by Mary Duenwald
beneath the pathological desire to stockpile tons of stuff?
Summit on Hoarding in Orange County September 29, 2004
NPR Morning addition, June 7, 2004
Study sheds light on Compulsive Hoarding
By Michelle Trudeau
Brain scan differ with saving disorder says
Sanjaya Saxena/UCLA Highlighted areas represent parts
of the brain
that had significantly lower activity in compulsive hoarders than in healthy
The regions shown are the right posterior cingulate gyrus (arrow) and the
USA Today, February 18, 2004
The Danger of Hoarding
NPR Radio Story Morning Edition,
January 2, 2004
Compulsive Hoarders Task Force Seek To Help Compulsive Hoarders
By Margo Adler
Discusses the New York City task force formed to deal with Hoarding Issues
in the community.
Click below to listen.
Deconstructing our acquisitive human nature
By Bill Strubbe
Organizer and Writer
New York Times, 12/31/2003
So Much Clutter So Little Room: Examining
the Roots of Hoarding
By Nina Bernstein
New York Times, October 26, 2003
Collyer Brothers story
The Paper Chase
By Franz Lidz
Reference and posted comment in reply by sarcasm October 2003
Seattle Post - Intellegencer article, October 30,2002
By Heather Foster
Task force tries to save those who save too much
Hoarding, a growing problem, is a nuisance to neighbors and can create dangers
in the home