Messy houses are featured on A&E TV’s “Hoarders” show. Photos of dirty houses are seen on websites like this one. But to truly appreciate the splendor of these homes, you have to experience them in person by sight, smell, touch, and aftertaste. I had the pleasure of visiting this Phoenix home on Sunday after being told of it by its neighbor.
Warning: The photos shown here might be upsetting to some viewers. We will ease you in slowly to the dirt, dust, & filth. You have been warned. Just be glad you can’t smell it.
When someone hangs flystrips in a bedroom, you know there’s a problem.
The house has a heavy smell of cats. Lots of them probably. According to the neighbor, the landscaping was completely overgrown; the front & back yards have since been scraped down to dirt. The house inside has been cleared out, but you can imagine it was packed to the gills. Spider webs are found in every room of the house as you can see here.
People live in filth for physical, mental, emotional, and/or financial reasons. This is the master bathroom. Can you imagine using this bathroom? Ick.
See the yellow wall to the right of the sink in the above photo? This is what that wall looks like. The place was so disgusting that they removed the cabinet. Rats nested in the bathroom cabinet and peed & pooped on the wall. Sorry…you were warned.
Hold your breath and walk over to the kitchen’s breakfast area. This is where you’d enjoy a cup of coffee?
The kitchen cabinets were removed because they were so disgusting. The dark dots are empty cockroach egg sacs.
Aren’t cockroaches fun?
Rat poop in the stove burner trays. Lots of it. Gag.
The cat pee smell, the spider webs, the roaches, the rat poop, and filth gave me the heebie jeebies. I went home and took a shower.
In the next post, we’ll look at the damage from neglect.