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Hoarding: What It Is and How to Deal with It

Posted by Luke Henning on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Hoarding disorder affects 2 to 4 percent of people worldwide, according to the International OCD Foundation. While hoarding can be more visible among older adults, hoarder tendencies often originate much earlier in life. This disorder often manifests simply as an anxiety about throwing out older things. As San Diego’s leading hoarding restoration experts, we here at Clean Earth Restorations want to take a moment to discuss how to detect and deal with hoarding tendencies in your loved ones.

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Time to De-Clutter | Hoarding or Carpet Cleaning - We Do It!

Posted by Kim Jones on Thu, Jan 05, 2017

It's the time of year when most of us are thinking about resolutions and fresh starts. De-cluttering your home can be a great way to jump start your new year. And if you have an issue in your home that is more than clutter, Clean Earth Restorations is a hoarding services expert. We know how to help homeowners get their properties back into shape after hoarding with compassion and the expert services that will restore your home to its best shape!

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Is Your Loved One a Hoarder? | San Diego Hoarding Help

Posted by Kim Jones on Mon, Nov 07, 2016

 Hoarding is something no one wants to talk about, especially the person hoarding. Few companies in San Diego specialize in helping hoarders like Clean Earth Restorations. We have extensive experience helping family members come alongside their loved one to resolve a serious hoarding issue. Read on for more resources.

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3 Ways NOT to Handle a Hoarding Situation / San Diego Hoarding Tips

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Knowing how to help a loved one (or anyone) deal with hoarding is challenging. Shows like "Hoarding: Buried Alive" have shined a light on a problem that is more common than anyone knew. As a restoration company that offers hoarding clean up services in San Diego, we are well aware of the possible tension and emotions involved in bringing a hoarded property back to livability. At Clean Earth Restorations, we have a professional protocol for handling the physical locale, and we also have a few tips of what NOT to do when approaching a hoarding situation:

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Am I a Hoarder or a Collector? | Clutter & Hoarding Help

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Dec 23, 2014

"Am I a hoarder or a collector?" That's a question we probably all might ask ourselves at some point in our lives. As we accumulate belongings over the years we might have trouble getting rid of the old to make space for the new, often times for valid reasons -- "I might need it again some day, it's too valuable to give away and I don't have time to sell it, my children will want it", etc. Collections -- vases, post cards, vintage trains -- are sources of joy and passion. At some point though there may be a time when you, or someone you love, finds that your home has too much stuff in it, and it's time to de-clutter.

If you are concerned that you may have a hoarding disorder, read through our previous blog posts which describe the behaviors and home conditions that indicate hoarding.

Hoarding Clean Up - the Last Piece of the Hoarding Puzzle

Hoarding Clean Up - Information About Hoarding

If you are looking for resources regarding tidying and organizing, have a look at the short list of helpful publications and resources that Clean Earth Restorations has put together for you.

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Resources About Animal Hoarding / San Diego

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Information about animal hoarding

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Animal Hoarding - Who and Why?

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Thu, Nov 13, 2014

What is animal hoarding?

Animal hoarding is defined as having more than the typical number of pets or companion animals, failing to provide minimum standards of care, denying that this substandard care has an effect on the animals and people around them, and continuing to hoard even after it has been brought to light.

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Hoarding Clean Up - Some DIY Advice

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Not all hoarding situations require professional hoarding clean up services. Depending on the amount of belongings and the presence or not of bio-hazards, you may decide to do the clean up yourself. Here are a few recommendations.

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Hoarding Clean Up | Information About Hoarding

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Clean Earth Restorations regularly handles requests for help in cleaning up properties in the midst of hoarding situations. Families, landlords, and hoarders themselves may all feel as though the clean up process is too large to handle on their own. At Clean Earth we view hoarding clean up as more than just moving objects and cleaning spaces. Behind each job there are real people dealing with complicated life situations. Understanding the various aspects of hoarding is helpful in bringing satisfaction to all parties involved.

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Hoarding Clean Up or Eviction?

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Hoarding is often viewed differently depending on which side of the equation you place yourself. Many hoarders have difficulty acknowledging the health, structural, and safety issues that can accompany the accumulation of too many belongings. Landlords, neighbors, public safety officers, and even family and friends tend to view hoarding as a problem to be stopped. This difference in point of view can result in requests for hoarding clean up and possibly calls for eviction.

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