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'Uninhabitable' Sydney hoarder's home sells for $3.2 million

A five-person bidding war resulted in this , uninhabitable home selling for $3.2 million.<p>A hoarder's former home in Bronte, Sydney, has sold for …

Real Estate

From hoarding hell to hot property: Brisbane’s infamous ‘hoarder house’ sells for $2.45m

The ‘hoarder house’ in Paddington before its transformation. Picture: Graya Construction<p>A FAMILY that took a chance buying Brisbane’s infamous …

Heartbreaking Photos from the Life of a Hoarder

Photographer Arnaud Chochon spent a year with Jean, a 60-year-old hoarder whose house is cleaned out once a year, for health and safety reasons.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France.</i><p>In the Russian classic novel <i>Dead Souls by</i> Nikolai Gogol, the main character, Plyushkin, spends all his time …


Woman busted for hoarding 55 cats says she did nothing wrong

A Queens woman busted for hoarding 55 cats and 12 dogs said Wednesday she did nothing wrong and wants to go to trial to fight animal-abuse …

Hoarding and lack of functioning smoke detectors reported factors in double-fatal Westfield fire

<i>Updates story posted at 9:38 a.m.</i><p>WESTFIELD - Hoarding and a lack of functioning smoke detectors were reportedly factors in the Park Street fire that …

Inside disgusting flat where hoarder kept bags of rubbish and bottles of urine

<b>Disgusting images offer a glimpse into a self-confessed hoarder’s disgusting flat – before cleaning specialists gave it an extreme makeover.</b><p>Cat …

West Midlands

Police: Boys found living among trash and dead animals

Police said the children were found surrounded by piles of trash and feces.<p>When officers went to a Tennessee home on a child welfare call, they …


A Hoarder's Daughter is Turning Garbage into Amazing Tiny Sculptures

Scraps are Lydia Ricci's love language.<p>Everything is made from trash in Lydia Ricci's miniature, magical world. The Philadelphia-based sculptor has collected 30 years of scraps, and turns them into tiny tributes to the mundane.<p>These treasures are a crossroad of Ricci's idiosyncratic upbringing and …

Modern Art

California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies

POWAY, Calif. -- A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy …


Police: More Than 50 Dead Cats Found In Lawrenceville Home

LAWRENCEVILLE (KDKA) – According to humane officers, what went on inside a house in Lawrenceville goes back to April, when more than 40 living cats …


BMW M1 found in Italian garage after 34 years

What's the best thing to do with a BMW M1 supercar? If your answer is to drive it just under 4,600 miles then let it sit in a garage for 34 years to be used only as a makeshift shelf for miscellaneous junk, then you are just as crazy as the former owner of this now-rescued M1.<p>Between 1978 and 1981, …


As research around hoarding disorder increases, its dangers become clearer

Hoarding has been the subject of considerable media interest in recent years. Remarkably, until the early 1990s very little research has been devoted …


The dirty secret behind hoarding


How You Can Help The Howell Hoarded Dogs

In a hoarding situation, the first impulse often is to want to adopt one of the animals. But adoption isn't the only way to help.<p>Any time an animal …


276 Dogs Rescued From A Single New Jersey Home After Hoarding Nightmare

Some dogs were reportedly found inside the walls of the Howell Township home.<p>Nearly 300 dogs are recovering and will soon need homes following what authorities in New Jersey are calling “the worst hoarding case that we've ever experienced.”<p>Authorities investigating the Howell Township home Friday …


St. Hubert's Seeks Help After Taking In 142 Dogs From Howell Hoarding Case

Donations for medical needs for dogs rescued from a hoarding situation are being sought, a Madison organization says.<p>MADISON, N.J. – Nearly 300 dogs …


Hoarding Is Making Firefighting Harder

The rise of compulsive junk-collection means more people will perish while trapped amid their stuff.<p>As Lieutenant Gordon Ambelas tore through the burning Brooklyn high-rise in search of victims last July, he fought back not only smoke and flames, but junk.<p>The apartment's resident had stashed piles …


400 Animals Removed from New York Home Including Turtles, Skunks and Birds

About 400 animals were seized from a single house in Long Island, New York.<p>According to News12LI, the Nassau SPCA workers in hazmat suits spent eight …

Celebrity Gossip

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …


Siblings Relive Heartbreaking Childhood Living in Hoarding House

Geoff Johnson and his sister Jennifer McShea grew up in the quiet, suburban neighborhood of Bellevue, Nebraska.<p>"We had a relatively normal life," …

Mental Health

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How to get on top of your crap

OPRAH’S favoured decluttering guru has revealed how easy it is to get rid of your excess stuff, and the real reason it’s so hard to let go.

Peter Walsh

This How-To Guide Makes Cleaning Out Your Closet and Getting Rid of Old Clothes Easy

This is the time of year when spring cleaning is top of mind, and while the motivation itself surely counts for something, it's the actual act of rolling up your sleeves and getting busy that should really be commended. Carving out the dedicated time can be hard enough, but facing the</i> …

Marie Kondo

28 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

Sparkle and shine, no more grime!


Renting hell in New York City: how my hoarder landlady ruined my life

Steven W Thrasher paid $1,000 a month for a Brooklyn renter’s dream – 2,400 square feet of space on a beautiful tree-lined block – that was too good to be true<p>For five years, I lived on the most beautiful block in the five boroughs of New York City, occupying two full floors of a brownstone on a …

Social Work

How to declutter your home and your life: A thorough guide

British newspaper columnist Jan Moir recently underwent a decluttering session. She got rid of all the items in her house that she didn’t love, or …


The Opposite of Hoarding

For some, the need to shed possessions is a life-consuming illness—but the cultural embrace of decluttering can make it hard to seek help.<p>As long as she can remember, Annabelle Charbit has loathed “stuff.” She hated birthdays because birthdays meant gifts. And gifts meant finding a way to toss them.<p>…


Expert weighs in on the symptoms and dangers of hoarding

Did you know that nearly 5 percent of people are hoarders? That means roughly one in 20 households are impacted by the disorder. If left untreated, hoarding may result in a dangerous situation for both the individual suffering, and their family.<p>Hoarding expert Cory Chalmers visited TODAY Tuesday to …