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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, …

Supercars

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

Hoarding is not just something you see on TV. It's a real problem for up to one in 20 people. Hear why experts say it's not about cleanliness; it's a true disorder. USA TODAY

Hoarding

How You Can Help The Howell Hoarded Dogs

Any time an animal cruelty or hoarding situation makes the headlines, the immediate and overwhelming response is from folks seeking to adopt.<p>Such has been the case with the Howell hoarding situation, where 276 dogs were removed from a Howell home on Friday. <br>Ross Licitra, law enforcement chief of …

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 …

Good News

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

MADISON, N.J. – Nearly 300 dogs being hoarded in a central New Jersey home were rescued last week, and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of Madison was there to help.<p>But now, after taking in 142 of those pups to be cared for, St. Hubert’s needs your help.<p>On Friday, June 3, Monmouth County SPCA …

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 …

Sociology

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

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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 …

Minimalism

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," …

Hoarding is a serious disorder — and it’s only getting worse in the U.S.

Sandy Stark always loved pretty things. When she was a girl, she collected unusual rocks, birds’ nests, crooked sticks and dolls. As an adult, she gravitated to white ceramics and china, paperweights, kitchenware and art. Year by year, the treasures accumulated until the only way she could navigate …

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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.

Minimalism

Should You Let It Go? This Super-Detailed Guide to Cleaning Out Your Closet Is Awesome

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!<p>Posted on April 06, 2016, 12:00 GMT<p>Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed<p>1. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and secure it around the shower head to get rid of all the buildup.<p>Do this first, so it can sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom. From here.<p>2. Throw your bathmats in …

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 Worker

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>…

Sociology

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 …

Minimalism

The heartbreak of hoarding: One woman’s story of suffering

TODAY’s Compelling Compulsions series continues with a look at hoarding, which affects up to 5 percent of the population. Natalie Morales interviews Cory Chalmers, an expert whose company cleans hoarder households, and enters the home of a woman who suffers from the disorder.

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Couple Buys A Hoarder's House And Turns It Into Their Dream Home

When people hunt down a great new home to call their own they usually just have to do some straightforward renovations and repairs to make it …

Crosby: It takes a community to tackle hoarding problem

Senior Services Associates wants to do more to clean up the hoarding problems in our communities.<p>That's why the last time you went to a movie at Randall 15 in Batavia, Tinsletown in North Aurora and Kendall 10 in Oswego you may have seen an advertisement before the feature show that gently reminds …

Your new disease, America: Compulsive gadget-hoarding

According to a study, 68 percent of Americans keep their unused gadgets for posterity's sake. Or something. Only 25 percent allegedly admit to it.<p>If we can't unearth a new illness, syndrome, or phobia at least once a month, we are not America.<p>I am delighted, therefore, that by merely keeping my …

Gear & Gadgets

Matt 'Mr. Hoard' Paxton: Dirty CleanUp Is Rich Business

, Women@Forbes<p>Sitting in his Grandma’s basement amongst cobwebs, clothes, and clutter, Matt Paxton found his life’s calling. He saw his grandmother, suffering over downsizing her home, and realized he could make a difference. From that dusty beginning he created Clutter Cleaners, one of the most …

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50 Things to Throw Away

Shares 21K<p>Is your house cluttered? Sometimes the easiest solution is also the hardest – deciding what things to throw away, donate, or repurpose. …

High-rise hoarding could cause Melbourne apartment buildings to collapse

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b><p>Tonnes of rubbish and possessions hoarded in high-rise units are threatening the structural integrity of Melbourne apartment buildings, …

Growing up with my mother, the hoarder, and how I began to heal

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between <i>by Judy Batalion.</i><p>When Mom slept, the house could breathe. The walls exhaled, the roof slumped. I climbed into my mom’s chair at the kitchen table. It was still warm from the hours she’d …

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Hoarding 'a huge issue' when it comes to firefighter safety

The day after a raging fire killed a 43-year-old man and destroyed his Scituate home, the muddy grass outside was littered with blue and green …

Messiest Houses in Japan

Japan is a famously clean and well-ordered country. You could even say it is a country of neat freaks.<p>That is, until you come across images like the …