Shabby Miss Jenn

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to acquire (and failure to use or discard) a significant amount of possessions, even if the items are worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary.

Hoarders on AandE has opened my eyes to this disorder and I will admit that I am addicted to watching it. Looking around my own space, I see things differently now. I had piles of "stuff" and boxes crammed full to the ceiling. I had been doing well I thought containing most of my belongings to the one room in the house that was "mine" but in the last few months have noticed it spilling out into the other 2 rooms upstairs.


Slowly , as I don't have a crew like the folks featured on the show, I've been going thru my belongings and getting rid of things that I know deep down will never get around to using. Its become clutter and just junk really. Special pieces that mean something have been kept. I am so proud of myself with what I've managed to go thru already. Its gets better each day.

The folks that agree to be on this show amaze me. They are opening themselves up to help others that watch to see it can get better. I wish every family the best of luck at keeping this at bay for them.

Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door and Thru the Attic Door 2


debbie said...

Yeah i watch the show also and it does make you clean house. Hope you warm up soon. We here in florida have really had a winter too this year.Makes us remember why we hated winters.

Lovin Jesus said...

I watch Hoarders too and I was very
shocked to see myself, I never would have thought it. Got to clean
up my act. It's been cold and snowy in Oklahoma too. Keep warm.

Karen Elizabeth Blevins~aka~Kareybeths_Kreations_N_Prims said...

I have never watched the show Hoarders and now am afraid to. I had to comment on this article because it is me and YES I was in one room and now am all through the house. I did go thru some totes today and have been cleaning out some stuff but it is Hard VERY HARD. Love the article :O)

Karen aka Kareybeths Kreations N Prims