HOARDING SHOWS

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    Mar 25, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    I like watching these from time to time, especially when the people get help to clean up their mess. I like them feeling free from it all. But sometimes I think instead of having a therapist try to talk them out of each item, they should take these people outside and say:

    "YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE! You only have FIVE minutes to get what you need most. Make that list."

    Then toss everything else out, clean the walls and carpets, and start over again. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 25, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    I find these shows very sad. What makes them even more sad is when family begs them to change, but they are either too determined not to change or afraid of it.
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    Mar 25, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    They should do episodes where celebrities show up and get people into shape. Like imagine Dolly Parton walking into a hoarder's home.

    "Girl, you have got to get this shit up and make yourself look pretty."
  • zakariahzol

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    Mar 25, 2010 11:35 AM GMT
    Wrest,

    Please kick me in the ass. I am a hoarder and trying so hard to break the habits. I need someone to humiliated me , so I can be cure from this nasty habit
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    Mar 25, 2010 12:21 PM GMT
    I love these shows; Hoarders, Invervention, Addicted, etc...

    Makes my life feel not so crazy!
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    Mar 25, 2010 2:30 PM GMT
    They make me analyze my possessions and I do a massive dump of ridiculous things I keep. Clothing I've only worn once but bought three years ago tends to be a recurring issue as with books on subjects that I want to learn about (economics!) but can't even understand is another.
    And kitsch ornaments! Why do I have a broken plastic Buddha throwing a peace sign????
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    Mar 25, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    Just because I still have my Commodore 64, doesn’t make me a Hoarder!
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    Mar 25, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    What do you call someone who collects lovers?

    A WHOARDER! icon_lol.gif


    Ok, that was stupid.
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    Mar 25, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    I saw this show for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was amazed at how someone could live like that. I know some people are pack rats but this is beyond that...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 25, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    Some of the shows go beyond hoarding. I saw a show earlier this week where an elderly woman from Maryland was clearly in such a state, that she shouldn't live alone. Raw feces were dumped in the bathroom, rotting the floor. Her physical ailments limited her capabilities. She never should have lived alone.
  • Mako_Shark

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    Mar 26, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidSome of the shows go beyond hoarding. I saw a show earlier this week where an elderly woman from Maryland was clearly in such a state, that she shouldn't live alone. Raw feces were dumped in the bathroom, rotting the floor. Her physical ailments limited her capabilities. She never should have lived alone.


    I think that was the most extreme case of it I had seen (my ex bf and I religiously watch the show together)... The woman's living conditions were really pathetic actually, you felt so sorry for her after watching the show (she used a Snuggie and adult diapers because there was no running water in her home for years)