Compulsive Hoarding and Shopping

It seems like hoarding is getting a lot of media attention recently, with shows like TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and the Hoarders shows on A&E. While popular television tends to sensationalize, the amount of air-time dedicated to this serious problem has the potential for positive outcomes. As blogger Kristin Bell suggests, these shows might alert viewers to aspects of their own behavior of which they were unaware. Bell writes that her own clutter came from over shopping. She bought too many things like books and clothing but because these were “collections,” she didn’t think she had a problem until the show influenced her to re-think of her “stuff obsession.”

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More