Trust me it wasn’t for the fame or the glory. The show is hard work, but ever so rewarding.
As a professional organizer, I saw first hand the devastation that this condition could have upon not just the person themselves, but for the entire family and even the community.
To have a loved one withdraw deeper and deeper inside of a dangerously cluttered home, can be frightening. And so many people had no idea how to help or even where to turn for professional assistance.
With over 3.2 million hoarders (and scores more who have their lives negatively impacted by severe clutter), I knew I needed to do something.
I saw “Hoarders” as a way to not just help the person featured each week, but to bring the entire issue of obsessive collecting and hoarding into the public eye.
I can’t tell you of the hundreds of heart-felt thank yous that I have received telling me that “Hoarders” has opened a family’s eyes to not only the problem, but to the solution as well!
As we move into selecting the people we are going to feature in Season 3, I am also happy to see other professionals on the front lines; police, EMTs, firefighters, judges, attorneys (from both sides of the aisle), MHD employees, and anyone who works with seniors, forwarding me cases they think we might be able to help.
If you know of anyone that would benefit from A&E’s help on “Hoarders” please leave a comment below, or post your own struggle or recovery to help inspire others!
Need help with time management? Has it been to long since your last vacation? Do you want to declutter and create more space? Does your home feel chaotic? Are you spiraling out of control with overwhelm? Does your company CEO or its staff need to regroup?