Pack Rat or Hoarder? 6 Signs That Tell The Difference

As a downsizer, organizer, estate seller I’ve been working in the People and Their Stuff Business, intensely for 18 years. Here’s a great article from HP. If you’re on the fringe, take a step back and go see a doctor for a OCD prescription. Not kidding. I’ve worked with so many people who are incapable ofContinue reading “Pack Rat or Hoarder? 6 Signs That Tell The Difference”

hoard·er hôrdər/Submit noun

hoard·er hôrdər/ noun   a person who hoards things. “I’m a bit of a hoarder” Definition By Mayo Clinic Staff Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.Continue reading “hoard·er hôrdər/Submit noun”

Notes From ( the Packrat’s ) Nest…Reflections on Messy Minds

Notes from the Nest: Common Characteristics of “Pack-Rats”-  (in no Particular Order.)  Note: These symptoms can be telltale signs of Mental Illness: OCD,  Depression, etc, and other physiological degenerative disease. Alzheimers, Dementia in general. Denial and Resistance to change Obsession with Minutia Complete blindness to overall ( mess) disarray but will fixate on things like arrangementContinue reading “Notes From ( the Packrat’s ) Nest…Reflections on Messy Minds”

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