What Should Be Done to Help a Hoarding Friend?

If you found out that a close friend or colleague of yours has become a hoarder, how will you address the situation?

Hoarding is a disorder that has affected many relationships. Some people deal with hoarders indifferently and inhumanely while others treat these people with care.

Here are ways on how to fairly address hoarding situations:

1. Educate yourself on the behavior. This disorder isn’t just about being too messy that cleaning the place is the best solution. It goes beyond that. Finding out and understanding what this behavior is about is substantially the best way to tackle it.

2. Find a professional hoarding company to help you deal with the messy situation.

3. Look for a licensed cognitive behavioral therapist who has sufficient knowledge about hoarding.

4. As much as you want the disorder to vanish right away, it’s not possible. It will take time before it’s eliminated. Be patient. Realize that to hoarders, changing what they’re used to will require time.

There are more things that you can do to help hoarders. This page contains what you should know.

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