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How to Help a Hoarder

If you have a family member or friend who is a hoarder, your first instinct might be to clean the house, throwing items out and organizing what’s left. Cleaning The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) informs that cleaning out the house of a hoarder not only fails to...

Dangers of Hoarding

At RestoreCore, we know the extent of damage that disasters, such as flooding or fires, can do in a home. Hoarding is not only a behavior problem, but can also cause physical harm for the hoarder and those close to them, aiding in a disaster, should one occur. With...

What is Hoarding?

In the last blog we gave you some signs of a hoarder, but what exactly defines them? According to The Mayo Clinic, hoarding is a disorder characterized by a “persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.” The...

Signs of Hoarders

You, or someone you know, has probably collected something at one point: baseball cards, shot glasses, shoes, model trains, comic books. Collecting is a normal behavior, but what happens when it becomes obsessive? When it’s not just one thing, but many? When it...