We all have the experience of feeling attached to certain possessions throughout our lives and for a variety of reasons. We think some things may someday be useful, or we find them aesthetically pleasing, or they hold sentimental memories. However, those who suffer from a psychological issue called Hoarding Disorder, tend to demonstrate hoarding behaviors; such as holding on to things regardless of value, even when their living spaces are so full, they cannot be used as intended.
The Thomson Blueprints for Living team will work with such individuals to sort their belongings and respectfully and patiently help them let go, so their goal of creating a functional, living space is achieved. Methods for maintaining the new order will be designed with the clients participation and ongoing professional support addressed.
Hoarding Disorder ranges from mild to severe. Below are three questionnaires that help identify the severity of a hoarding situation; one based on visual questions, the other two self-reports.
*Designed by hoarding expert Dr. Randy O. Frost
**Developed by the Institution for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
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So many years of nagging and worrying about the disorganization and hoarding of my daughter, but you were able to accomplish so much more in just a few visits. And she has not slid back into old ways even a year later. She feels so much better about herself. We both thank you.