Most households are familiar with clutter. Papers on the table, toys left out on the floor, those little signs of a busy life that sometimes inhabit the home. But when it comes to hoarding there is a clear distinction between just a messy house and compulsive hoarding. Recent television shows have been highlighting cases of hoarding and the difference is very clear. Hoarders fill their homes to the brim to the point where the ability to function normally is affected. More specifically, hoarders feel a strong attachment to even the tiniest of objects in their home and hoarding is usually an expression of deeper psychological issues, and need professional help to organize their lives.
Read the entire article here: Harmless Pack Rat or Compulsive Hoarder?
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, 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.