When most people think of Hoarding, they almost always think of the TV show, Hoarders. How could you not? There is nothing like it in the history of TV. If you haven’t seen the show, it is a must see! Basically, the TV show consist of following the Hoarder through the process of dealing with and cleaning out their hoard. They accomplish this with the help of licensed professionals such therapists and cleaning crews. Along, with their family and friends to help support them through the whole ordeal. Not only does this give you an inside look to how Hoarders live, but it always explores the psyche a bit for plausible explanations, which led to their hoarding. Typically, the clean out process does have its ups and down, but typically the result is a clean home with light at the end of the tunnel for recovery. The average American viewer can feel satisfied watching, knowing there is hope.
Hoarding Disorder is a complex disorder of the mind, that effects your mental and physical World alike. This is what makes the disorder so hard to tackle. For people who aren’t Hoarders, grasping on to the concept on how someone would want to hold on to a receipt from 5 years ago is difficult.