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We all hang on to stuff that is no longer useful to us. We could have a sentimental link to the item, or we feel that we may need it one day, but that doesn’t necessarily make us into a hoarder. There are degrees of hoarding with compulsive hoarders at the one end of the spectrum. Compulsive hoarders are unable to throw anything out, resulting in their homes being stuffed to the roof with possessions, and this compulsive behavior has a negative impact on their lives. These are the hoarders that are shown on reality TV, which reveal the effects hoarding can have on someone’s life. We provide a professional hoarder rubbish removal service.
Here are some of the indicators of a hoarding disposition which can be kept under control by regularly disposing of household junk.
- Difficulty in throwing away old items
We may find it difficult to get rid of any old junk that is no longer in use, and this trash seems to fill the entire house so that it feels we are running out of storage space. Old clothes and possessions fill every closet in our house so that there is no space for any new items. We may have to let go of items even if they have sentimental value that remind us of a time in our past to move on with our lives. This is where the professional crew at Little Green Junk Company steps in to assist with home cleanouts.
- Uncomfortable when friends or family visit
A cluttered, untidy house overflowing with messy items everywhere makes it difficult to welcome visitors or family. Clutter also makes cleaning and dusting impossible to carry out, further discouraging visitors. No one likes to be met with a dirty, messy house that doesn’t smell pleasant. Hoarding therefore has a negative impact on one’s social life.
- Storing broken appliances and electronic equipment
Any broken appliances or broken electronic equipment should be junked as the chances of getting them repaired are small, if they cannot be fixed at the time they break. There is no reason to keep them on the off chance that one day they may be fixed. All they will do is clutter up your spaces.
- Hoarding food past its expiry date
Hoarding of food can affect our health. Keeping the fridge free of rotten, moldy items that are well past their sell by date will solve this problem. A way of resolving this problem is to sort and throw out the expired food before doing any food shopping.
- Duplicate items
Items can be duplicated, and if they are used often, then there is not a hoarding problem. But if they remain unused and take up precious space in the house, it is time to take stock and either recycle or donate them. We at Little Green Junk can give you advice on ways to dispose of your duplicate items responsibly.
Compulsive hoarding is a recognized personality disorder which we are all aware of through reality TV shows. These extreme cases of clinically diagnosed hoarding require professional help. There are different levels of hoarding and for those of us who find it difficult to throw anything away can soon be overwhelmed by their possessions. But deciding to get rid of this junk will simplify our lives, keep our houses clean, and will also improve our social lives by encouraging our family and friends to visit us. When you decide to take the step of a home cleanout, we at Little Green Junk are just a phone call away. We can even come on the same day if it is urgent.
Why We Hoard
- We hang on to stuff for sentimental reasons
We all have stuff in our homes that, although we never use, we find it difficult to get rid of because it is of sentimental value. This could include items from an old home and although we don’t really want them any longer, they take up precious space and weigh us down. Letting these items go will free us up to move on with our lives.
- We lack home management skills
If a home is messy and disorganized it becomes impossible to find things amongst the junk. Removing the trash and organizing the home to operate smoothly will make life much easier.
- We are addicted to buying stuff
Continuously buying more stuff that we don’t really need without ever getting rid of anything old, can lead to a very cluttered space. Some people find it difficult to get rid of stuff they paid good money for. All this unused junk takes up space so eventually there is nowhere to put the important things that matter. This endless cycle can lead to financial, as well as social and emotional problems.
Hoarding is Dangerous
Hoarding can pose physical risks as well as psychological damage.
- Piles of belongings left everywhere can block walkways and cause injuries to people who trip and fall over the junk. This is especially relevant to older people who may not see all that well.
- Piles of possessions including old newspapers and magazines can pose a serious fire hazard if they are not regularly thrown out.
- Overcrowding in the house makes cleaning and dusting of surfaces impossible. Over time, this stuff decays slowly and creates mold, which when combined with the dust causes a problem with the air quality and can lead to breathing and respiratory problems both in humans and in pets.
- The threat of hoarding foodstuffs that are past their sell by date from bacteria and mold is substantial. Rodent and insect infestations will ensue if this trash is not cleared away. Rotting food also results in a stink house which is not pleasant for anyone to live in.
When you or your family decide it is time for junk hauling or hoarder rubbish removal from your home after years of hoarding, please call us at Little Green Junk Company. We are your local junk pickup guys, and service the areas in and around York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg. We are ready for your house junk removal and will help you with your trash hauling. We even offer a same day service if you need us urgently. We also offer house cleanout services after hours, and on weekends if this suits you.
We are the junk guys who collect any type of hoarded waste whether it is from a deceased estate, a basement cleanout, or you need bulk trash removal. Our professional team is polite and professional, and we will clean up the area we have removed the junk from. We recycle what we can, as we are actively committed to keeping our environment clean, and any object which cannot be recycled or reused will be disposed of responsibly.
Please contact us on 717 467 0070 for a free, no obligation quote.