Compulsive hoarding is simply being unable to dispose of excess or unused things to the point where belongings begin smothering living space. C2C,LLC has helped hundreds of individuals salvage their homes, office, and rental units.
If the hoarder suddenly becomes embarrassed by his or her living situations, this could be an encouraging and positive sign. It may mean the hoarder has finally come to terms that something is not right. This is a promising first step towards seeking help.
Compulsive hoarding is not always about just keeping things. It is also categorized as a disorder of acquiring things. For the hoarder, this act of acquiring serves two areas of insecurity. The first being that moment of immediate pleasure and comfort and the second being a feeling of safeness and security. Many hoarders develop these un-comforting feelings during unsettling childhood occurrences.